Land farming petroleum contaminated soils removes cradle to grave responsibility for the generator because the waste is cleaned up and recycled. Petroleum contaminated soil sent to a landfill is not remediated and presents ongoing risk to the generator if there is ever a cleanup action against the site.
L&R operates a Tier 2 permitted commercial landfarm facility, consisting of 160 acres and designed for the treatment of hydrocarbon-contaminated soils. Utilizing landfarming technology, photodegradation processes, and bioremediation processes, L&R’s Soil Remediation Facility have successfully treated over a hundred thousand cubic yards of hydrocarbon contaminated soil.
Our permit limits waste acceptance at these facilities to non-hazardous or exempt petroleum contaminated soils, including those wastes associated with UST’s, petroleum production, and refining operations. Waste media characterized as non-hazardous by analysis can be accepted on a case-by-case basis. Definition of Soil Land Farming (PDF)