ACT Environmental Services is a Forward Thinking, Professional Organization with
Family Values and Customer Commitment

ACT’s wide variety of unique recycling solutions has allowed our clients to recycle an average of 87% of their waste shipments

We provide services for a diverse set of client industries, such as Pharmaceuticals, Manufacturing, Research, High Tech and many more. Prestigious clients including Stanford University, Applied Materials and Novartis have become and remain members of the ACT community because of our creative solutions and attention to detail.

  • Our “zero tolerance” policy with respect to safety and documentation is backed by ACT’s commitment to maintain five times the insurance required by law.
  • ACT possesses all the necessary permits and certifications issued by local, state and federal agencies, all of which are available for review upon request.

About Us

ACT Environmental Services is involved in all facets of hazardous waste management, with locations throughout the western United States. We are your single source provider for all your hazardous and biological waste management, recycling, disposal, treatment, health and safety, and compliance needs.


Our Facilities and Equipment

ACT owns and operates fully permitted TSDFs, offering recycling, fuel blending, treatment, incineration and disposal of hazardous and non-hazardous waste. We also own an extensive fleet of trucks, including box vans, semi-trailers, roll trucks and vacuum tankers.


Committed to Compliance

ACT is in full compliance with Federal and State DOT and EPA regulations. ACT also possesses the lowest workers comp rating of .57 available within its employment designation.

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Mark Owens joins ACT

ACT Environmental Services is pleased to welcome Mark Owens to the ACT team. Mark is a long-time colleague and friend of ACT’s San Diego General Manager, Larry Moore. Mark and Larry worked closely together at Pacific Treatment Environmental Services, a firm where 10 ACT employees once worked as a team.…


Welcome to our new website!

Technology is always changing our industry, so we felt it was time to give our website an upgrade – not just in the look of it, but also the content and overall functionality of the site – and we are incredibly excited to share the result. Our goal at ACT…


We would like to express to you our warmest admiration for your unfailing service to us as one of our regular suppliers. We greatly appreciate your efficiency in providing best services to us as one of our critical service providers. You have always provided your services within the timeframe and you have given us the best of quality. We have never received any unsatisfactory service and never had any problems with any of our hazardous waste scheduled pick-ups from your company.

We hope you will continue with your exceptional service in the coming years as well and look forward to a long association with you.

Planner Medical Solutions Company

I just wanted to acknowledge the great costumer service ACT provided me over this past week. As warm, summer months start to hit Santa Clara County, we are experiencing draught issues never seen before. Currently, we are no longer actively supplying water to numerous percolation ponds used to recharge the groundwater supply. As result of the current practice, we are experiencing dry back conditions in local ponds, resulting in numerous dead fish. Some of these recharge ponds are immediately adjacent to neighboring homes. With ACT’s support, we’ve already starting transporting dead fish offsite. Our project manager expressed his thanks to me for getting the offsite disposal coordinated in such a short timeframe. I can honestly say this was solely due to ACT’s effort – I just made the request. ACT continues to make me feel like a valued costumer.

Engineer Public utility

I was quite pleased with ACT’s performance in support of my latest project, the replacement of a Waste Water Treatment unit. ACT’s role was to provide hazardous waste management in close coordination with multiple vendors on a very tight timeline. ACT provided temporary storage tanks for waste water while we decommissioned the old system and installed the new one. They provided transportation and disposal for both treatment sludge and the old tank. This involved confined space entry to accomplish tank cleaning, supply of a vacuum truck and end-dump for transport as well as labor to support the project. At project’s end they returned to clean out the temporary storage tanks and prepare them for return. All work was accomplished on time and in a professional manner.

Environmental Coordinator Wafer design company

The job went well. ACT was well-prepared and did a great job. They thoroughly decontaminated the area and took extra precautions to ensure no mercury was spread through the facility while removing the porosimeter. I was pleased with their service and performance. Thank you for a job well done.

EHS Manager Materials research company

ACT provided excellent and conscientious service for us. ACT was functional in our transition and carried out a significant job keeping the facility in compliance with regulatory agencies. ACT is reliable, honest and quick to respond to our needs. ACT carefully reviews and recommends alternative resources with competitive pricing. Overall, I have full confidence in ACT.

Manager Parts cleaning company

Our Account Manager and ACT in general have been outstanding in responsiveness to pick-ups and deliveries, including the delivery of preprinted HW labels. ACT meets our time schedules, including our sometimes short notice requests, with the utmost professionalism. ACT’s help with year-end reports and other data requests is timely and thorough. We have a good working relationship that I believe will continue well into the future. On a personal note: ACT has made my transition into EHS at my job a much smoother one. Thank you.

Engineer Sustainable technologies company

Based on my experience, I strongly recommend ACT for environmental-related services to other companies in the fields of design, manufacturing and distribution.

EHS Manager Design, manufacturing and distribution company

Our company uses ACT to haul away environmental wastes, and I’d recommend their service anytime. Our company’s Regional Account Representative is very responsive. ACT’s pricing is competitive and they do not nickel and dime you for each service that they provide. Other environmental professionals who use them also noted their customer service.

So, if you’re a small or medium-sized company, use them – they provide competitive pricing and very good customer service. I used to work for a large company, and ACT provided on-site turnkey services in addition to hazwaste hauling. Yes, if you use Clean Harbors, it may be cheaper. But ACT’s customer service cannot be beat.

Most hazwaste services are pricey and similar in cost. What makes ACT my choice is their customer service, compliance history and intellectual resources.

EHS Manager Biotech firm

ACT has exceptional customer service. They are always very responsive and aim to meet the challenges of our company’s on-site hazardous waste management through their well-trained and very knowledgeable technicians.

Director Pharmaceutical company

I am really pleased with our decision to transfer waste service to ACT. The account manager was helpful and attentive with service set-up and the technician was informative, making the process so easy.

Supervisor Biotech firm

ACT has provided great service for us. You provide reliable service along with competitive pricing and you have done a great job at keeping us in compliance with the regulatory agencies.

Senior Executive County agency

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Hazardous Waste Disposal and Minimization

Hazardous Waste: What It Is

Hazardous waste is waste that is dangerous or potentially harmful to our health or the environment. Hazardous wastes can be liquids, solids, gases or sludges. Hazardous waste should not be dumped into a landfill like other waste. It needs to be disposed of responsibly to prevent hazards to human and environmental health.

Proper Disposal of Hazardous Waste: Why It Matters

Hazardous waste disposal problems may arise when materials that can cause illnesses or pollute the environment are not handled properly. Responsible disposal of hazardous materials isn’t just the domain of heavy manufacturing. Laboratories, households and professional offices all face this challenge, too. Whether it’s medical hazardous waste disposal, industrial hazardous waste disposal or even household and commercial hazardous waste disposal, waste generators must pay careful attention to the disposition of chemicals, medical waste, radioactive waste, janitorial supplies, building materials and e-waste. Each and every one of these can potentially harm people and the environment.

Improper hazardous waste disposal can harm the health of employees and local residents, as well as animals and plant life. It can contaminate soil and the local water supply and pollute the air. It can lead to a decrease in property value and expose your business to fines and/or lawsuits.

Hazardous Waste Minimization

Before developing a plan for hazardous waste disposal services, see if you can figure out how to simply make less. Try to think, “How do I prevent hazardous waste?” instead of “How do I get rid of it?” Here are a few tips to help businesses reduce hazardous waste production:

  • Substitute non-hazardous materials for hazardous materials.
  • Rethink your operating practices. Is there a less harmful way to produce your product or service?
  • Train employees in proper handling processes.
  • Improve existing equipment.
  • Replace old equipment with more efficient equipment.
  • Segregate waste types by placing them in hazardous waste disposal containers to avoid cross-contamination.

Click here for more tips from the EPA on minimizing waste.

How Should I Deal With My Hazardous Waste?

  • Step One: Partner with a fully licensed and permitted hazardous waste disposal company such as ACT Environmental Services.
  • Step Two: Develop a hazardous waste policy that clearly defines how your business reduces, handles and disposes of hazardous waste. Putting your policy in writing will help you manage hazardous waste disposal and train employees on proper procedures.
  • Step Three: Finally, thoroughly train employees on your policy and procedures regarding hazardous waste disposal. The policy will be of little use if employees don’t understand and embrace it.

In conclusion, reducing or recycling your hazardous materials is best. However, if you still have hazardous waste that requires disposal, contact us for a FREE assessment. Our hazardous waste disposal expert will recommend the best possible solution for you. ACT Environmental Services understands your needs!