We are excited to announce the opening of our new waste-to-energy facility in Quartzsite, Arizona.
We are excited to announce the opening of our new waste-to-energy facility in Quartzsite, Arizona.

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VLS is an industry leader in Waste to Energy and Recycling. Our clients rely on us to provide comprehensive solutions to their waste management challenges, from reducing costs to achieving long-term sustainability goals. Our network of operating facilities, dedicated customer service teams, and strong transportation partnerships enable us to efficiently and effectively respond to our clients’ needs nationwide.
11
Apr

Enhancing Environmental Excellence with Professional Grit Removal Services

When it comes to industrial cleaning and maintenance, the critical process of grit removal requires meticulous attention to detail, strict regulatory compliance, and unwavering environmental stewardship. At VLS Environmental Solutions, we excel in managing the disposal of sandblast grit, ensuring every phase aligns with rigorous local, state, and federal standards. Unveiling Grit Removal Essentials Grit, a blend of sand, fine metals,...
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28
Mar

PFAS Disposal Revolutionized: The Power of Injection Wells with VLS

Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) have been widely used in various industries since the 1940s due to their unique properties such as heat, water, chemical, and oil resistance. However, their environmental persistence and potential health risks have led to a critical need for effective disposal methods. The Evolution of PFAS Disposal The recent focus on...
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19
Mar

The Intrinsic Link: Hydrological Cycle and VLS Environmental Solutions

In the seamless dance of natural systems, the hydrological cycle stands as a testament to the earth’s innate process of recycling water— a crucial element for sustaining life. This cycle, comprising evaporation, condensation, precipitation, and collection, underscores the interconnectedness of our ecosystems and the human activities nestled within them. The operations of VLS Environmental Solutions...
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PCB Contaminated Rail Cars being cleaned.
14
Mar

Railcar Inspection Checklist: Step-by-Step Guide

In the evolving landscape of rail operations, the railcar inspection checklist emerges as a pivotal tool designed to enhance safety and efficiency 1. Its adoption and application ensure railcars, from gondola to tanker types, meet stringent railcar inspection requirements before departure, thus safeguarding both goods and lives 1. This comprehensive guide aims to elucidate the...
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11
Mar

Evaporation and Disposal: Pioneering Solutions for Brine Management in Water Treatment Facilities

In the contemporary sphere of water treatment, both municipal and industrial sectors face a common byproduct—brine. This saline solution, though a natural outcome of processes aimed at purifying water, poses significant environmental challenges if not managed with the utmost care and innovation. At VLS Environmental Solutions, we’re committed to leading the charge in sustainable brine...
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07
Mar

PFAS: The Emerging Contenders in the Hazardous Constituents Arena – An In-Depth Analysis

In the ever-evolving world of environmental regulations, comprehension and clarity are paramount for successful compliance. Recently, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has put forth a significant proposal that stands to affect numerous operations: the inclusion of nine specific PFAS compounds into the RCRA Appendix VIII list of Hazardous Constituents. These nine compounds are: Perfluorooctanoic acid Perfluorooctanesulfonic acid...
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06
Mar

Navigating California’s Wastewater Regulations for Car Wash Businesses

Operating a car wash business in the sunny state of California comes with its own set of rules and responsibilities—particularly when it comes to managing wastewater. In the face of increasing environmental concerns, the California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Colorado River Basin Region’s Order No. 93-600, sets forth comprehensive guidelines that businesses, including car...
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06
Feb

VLS Environmental Solutions Celebrates Grand Opening of Sustainable Greenfield Waste-to-Energy Facility in Quartzsite

QAUARTZSITE, ARIZONA – February 5, 2024 – VLS Environmental Solutions, a leader in sustainable waste management services, proudly announces the successful ribbon-cutting ceremony and grand opening of their greenfield waste-to-energy facility, VLS Quartzsite in Arizona. The event took place in January, marking a significant milestone for the company and was attended by local dignitaries. Greg...
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23
Jan

VLS Welcomes Counsel Brian DiFilippo

We are thrilled to announce that Brian DiFilippo has joined the VLS family as Counsel. Brian will be working in many different areas, including Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A), capital projects, litigation, corporate governance, and Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG). Brian comes to us from Sidley Austin, one of the top corporate/M&A law firms in the...
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22
Jan

Welcome Aboard, Callie! A New Chapter Begins at VLS Environmental Solutions

We are thrilled to introduce the newest member of our VLS Environmental Solutions team, Callie Gulledge. With over 15 years of experience in industrial sales and prospecting within the directional drilling and chemical recycling sectors, Callie brings a wealth of knowledge and experience that will undoubtedly benefit our clients and our team. During her illustrious...
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22
Jan

Unleashing Growth, Collaboration, and Balance: The Inspiring Journey of Jordan Collins at VLS Environmental Solutions

At VLS Environmental Solutions, we believe in the power of stories. Each story told by our employees is unique and inspiring, reflecting our commitment to growth, collaboration, and work-life balance. One such story is that of our Lead Operator, Jordan Collins. Jordan’s journey with us started as a Forklift Operator, a role imbued with a level of...
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11
Dec

The Power of Injection Wells: Revolutionizing Waste Disposal

At VLS Environmental Solutions, we are always on the lookout for innovative, efficient, and eco-friendly methods of treating aqueous waste. In our relentless pursuit of excellence, we’ve embraced the utilization of injection wells for waste sequestration, a solution that is proving to be a game-changer in the waste management industry. Injection wells, while not a...
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11
Dec

The Challenges of Aqueous PFAS Treatment

PFAS, or Per-and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances, are a group of man-made chemicals that have been in use since the mid-20th century. They are used in a wide array of consumer products, from non-stick cookware to water-repellent clothing. However, these chemicals have a dark side – they are incredibly persistent in the environment and in the human...
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11
Dec

Waste Sequestration Technology: A Sustainable Solution for Wastewater Disposal

Waste sequestration solutions have emerged as a powerful and low-risk method for managing wastewater, particularly in the treatment of challenging compounds like PFAS, AFFF, arsenic, pesticides, and cyanides. These contaminants pose a significant risk to the environment and human health if improperly managed. Waste Sequestration technology leverages the Earth’s crust as a natural barrier, injecting...
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07
Dec

Waste-to-Energy: An Advanced Solution for Environmental Sustainability

The urgent need to address environmental sustainability has brought forth a variety of solutions, amongst which, the concept of waste-to-energy (WTE) stands out. By transforming the burden of waste into a useful resource, WTE technologies promise a remarkable approach to managing waste while simultaneously generating renewable energy. Advanced Profile Selection and Waste Pre-processing Advanced profile...
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