Pinnacle Environmental Services Inc. to host RCRA Training in Clemson, SC 

What is RCRA? RCRA stands for the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act. Established in 1976, it’s the primary law controlling how solid and hazardous waste are managed and disposed of. Facilities that generate hazardous waste must comply with the RCRA requirements.

Why does one need RCRA Training? If your company produces hazardous waste, RCRA requires specific training for their employees. RCRA training will teach employees the correct way to manage and dispose of hazardous waste. If the hazardous waste is not managed and disposed of correctly, there could be huge fines to pay.

Who needs RCRA training? RCRA training is required for all employees that manage or come into contact with hazardous waste as part of their job responsibilities.

EHS Managers, Chemical Site Managers and Plant Engineers.

The training will be from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM on October 19, 2016. Lunch will be provided for all attendees.

Who is Pinnacle Environmental Services? We are non-hazardous and hazardous waste consultants specializing in disposal and transportation of industrial waste. Our team emphasizes waste minimization, sustainability and zero landfill.

Who is Pace Analytical Services, Inc.? Pace Analytical Services, Inc. is a privately held, industry-leading sampling and analytical testing firm. Pace provides analytical lab solutions for testing, staffing and equipment, with a wide scope of services.

Training targeted for: EHS Managers, Chemical Site Managers and Plant Engineers.

 

Pinnacle Environmental Services,
Inc. Ranks #2443 on the 2016 Inc. 5000– Inc. Magazine’s List of
America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies

For 2016 Inc. Magazine ranked Pinnacle Environmental Services, Inc. at number 2443 on its 35th annual Inc. 5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest growing private companies.  “The story of this year’s Inc. 5000 is the story of great leadership.  In an incredibly competitive business landscape, it takes something extraordinary to take your company to the top,” says Inc. President and Editor-In-Chief Eric Schurenberg.  “You have to remember that the average company on the Inc. 5000 grew nearly six-fold since 2012.  Business owners don’t achieve that kind of success by accident.”

This is the second year in a row that Pinnacle Environmental Services, Inc. made the list, coming in at number 1228 in 2015.  Pinnacle was one of only two environmental service companies to make the list for South Carolina in 2015 and the sole representative in that business category for the state in 2016!  In fact, for all business categories, South Carolina had just 50 companies on the list, with Pinnacle solidly at #25.

Although Mike Watts, owner of Pinnacle, is proud of his company’s accomplishments and the recognition from Inc. Magazine, he is proudest of its tremendously positive impact on the environment.  His team has helped several
businesses find ways to reduce their environmental footprint and becoming Zero Landfill facilities.  Basically, this is where a company’s industrial waste is treated, recycled, and reused versus just sending it to the landfill.

How does Mike account for the phenomenal growth of his company?
“We listen to our customers—then develop solutions that specifically fit their needs,” he says.  “Most business owners want to reduce the amount of waste they send to the landfill.  Our teams’ expertise can evaluate the waste streams of any company, then develop a custom program with environmentally friendly solutions.”

The first order of business when a new client contacts Pinnacle is to schedule an on-site Waste Analysis Study.  Once Pinnacle understand each customers processes and waste streams then a plan is developed to separate and recapture recyclable resources and a service schedule is developed.

If you could peek into the offices of Pinnacle, you would see an organized and efficient operation.  Pinnacle understands the importance of documentation.  That’s extremely important when the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) comes calling.  “We maintain a complete set of records, mirroring the documentation we provide to each company,” Mike explained.  “We conduct on site audits regularly to ensure our clients have a complete copy, but we can fill in the gaps if there’s anything missing.  We recognize the EPA can levy hefty fines for violations so accurate and complete documentation is essential.  Our team not only provides efficient waste management services, we provide assurance and peace of mind for all our clients because their industrial waste is handled properly.”

Ironclad compliance with Federal, State and Local regulations and superlative customer service—that’s what you can expect from the Pinnacle Environmental Services team as they work every day to earn the right to handle your
business!

(You can see the full list of this year’s companies at http://www.inc.com/5000.)

South Carolina House and Senate declare March 1, 2017 as “South Carolina Recycler’s Day!”

The House and Senate legislative bodies of South Carolina passed matching resolutions on February 28, declaring March 1, 2017 as “South Carolina Recyclers’ Day.” The resolutions were introduced and adopted by each body on the same date, recognizing the many positive roles that recycling plays within the State economy:

  • Creating jobs
  • Supporting economic development
  • Conserving scarce natural resources
  • Reducing energy and water consumption
  • Decreasing production costs
  • Inspiring innovation
  • Improving our children’s futures

These resolutions acknowledged the $13 billion dollar impact on South Carolina’s economy—by way of job opportunities, manufacturing recycled-content materials and the implementation of responsible material-management solutions—and estimated the recycling industry is likely to increase approximately 19% on an annual basis.

Gene Malcolm & Lynn Watson representing Pinnacle Environmental Services, Inc.—an industry leader and the state’s fastest growing environmental services company—were among the 60 honorees from the South Carolina Recycling Industry who were asked to stand for recognition during the legislative session on March 1st.

The House and Senate bills noted the recycling industry in South Carolina is directly responsible for more than 54,000 jobs that pay $2.7 billion in annual personal income and contribute an estimated $820 million in tax revenue to the state. The collective efforts of all the environmental service companies in the state recycled 1.2 million tons of municipal solid waste in 2015 and they expect to increase that tonnage year after year! This has a significant positive impact on our economy and environment!

Pinnacle Environmental Services, Inc. has the expertise to improve your company’s recycling participation. Contact us for a free Waste Analysis Study. We’ll talk with your management and production staff, carefully examine your waste streams to determine their source and content, then we’ll come back to present a Total Waste Management Program that’s tailored to your individual requirements. And, you’ll discover our passion isn’t just in waste management—it’s in eliminating waste through recycling!

Pinnacle Environmental Services attended the 2017 Environmental Show of the South in Chattanooga, TN. The conference was held at the Chattanooga Convention Center on March 17-19, 2017. The Environmental Show of the South is the largest and most comprehensive environmental conference and trade show in TN. Pinnacle not only exhibited at the conference but also participated in high-quality environmental training classes focused on solid and hazardous waste issues as well as recycling.

Pinnacle Environmental Services, Inc. to sponsor second annual RCRA Training in Clemson, South Carolina 

FREE Training Seminar 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
October 18, 2017
Clemson Conference Center and Inn
230 Madren Center Drive, Clemson, SC 29634

Register Now

Lunch and a training certificate will be provided
for all attendees.

What is RCRA? RCRA stands for the Resource
Conservation and Recovery Act. Established in 1976, it’s the primary
law controlling how solid and hazardous waste are managed and disposed
of. Facilities that generate hazardous waste must comply with the RCRA
requirements.

Why does one need RCRA Training?
If your company produces hazardous waste, RCRA requires specific
training for their employees. RCRA training will teach employees the
correct way to manage and dispose of hazardous waste. If the hazardous
waste is not managed and disposed of correctly, there could be huge
fines to pay.

Who needs RCRA training? RCRA training is required
for all employees that manage or come into contact with hazardous waste
as part of their job responsibilities.

Who is Pinnacle Environmental Services? We are
non-hazardous and hazardous waste consultants specializing in disposal
and transportation of industrial waste. Our team emphasizes waste
minimization, sustainability and zero landfill.

Training targeted for: EHS Managers, Chemical Site Managers and Plant Engineers.

This FREE Training Seminar will be from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM on October 18, 2017 at the Clemson Conference Center and Inn, 230 Madren Center Drive, Clemson, SC 29634. Lunch and a training certificate will be provided for all attendees.

Pinnacle Environmental Services, Inc. not only strives to help promote a healthy environment, we also recognize the importance of supporting children and families in our local communities. As part of their 2017 annual community project, Pinnacle adopted Safe Harbor, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping victims of domestic violence in the upstate of South Carolina. Because of the generosity of Pinnacle’s employees, families in the upstate were touched by the amount of toys, clothes and other items that were donated this year. Due to the success of this community project,  Pinnacle is already planning to make next year even bigger and better!

A Letter From Safe Harbor – 1/10/2018

Dear Friends of Safe Harbor,

As I continue to settle into the New Year and reflect back on the holiday season, I want to thank you for your kindness and generosity, and share a few thoughts with you…

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Subject: U.S. EPA Hazardous Waste e-Manifest System

Effective Date: June 30, 2018

The following information pertains only to Hazardous Waste Manifests.

By now most of you understand that effective June 30, 2018, the U.S. EPA’s e-Manifest System takes effect regarding the Hazardous Waste Manifest. Below please find a brief explanation of the changes regarding this new e-Manifest system.

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will launch the Hazardous Waste Electronic Manifest System, better known as the e-Manifest. This is a centralized and digital platform, designed to modernize the nation’s cradle-to-grave hazardous waste tracking process.

The EPA’s intended purpose of this new e-Manifest system is to create a single hub for the reporting of manifest data while increasing the effectiveness of compliance monitoring for hazardous waste shipments. This system should provide accurate and timelier information on shipments, as well as rapid notification of discrepancies or any other problems related to a particular shipment.

The EPA has provided a list of five acceptable options for using the new e-Manifest system. In order to promote continuity, most of the Treatment Disposal & Storage Facilities (TSDF) have selected Option 3 which is explained below:

  • Option 3: A paper manifest is still generated and sent to the TSDF. Then the TSDF submits data and a manifest scanned image is sent to the EPA after the shipment is complete.

The Hazardous Waste Electronic Manifest Establishment Act, which governs this process, does not itself set e-Manifest user fees, but instead gives EPA discretion to establish user fees, through regulation, that the Administrator determines to be necessary to offset the costs of developing and operating the e-Manifest system.

What this means to Pinnacle Customers:
Beginning June 30th, each of our approved TSDF locations will upload the required information and image into the EPA’s system and assess fees per each hazardous waste manifest based on the EPA Fee schedule.

The Pinnacle Team wants to be transparent about these TSDF fees:

In order to provide continued unequaled service excellence and a streamlined process, we will continue using paper manifests for your hazardous waste shipments.

The Pinnacle Team goal is to eventually convert 100% of our hazardous waste shipments to fully electronic versions, eliminating the multi-copy form. Unfortunately, the EPA has not completed all of the programming and defined the requirements necessary to achieve our goal at this time. Therefore, we must continue using paper manifests in order to maintain consistency and compliance throughout the shipping of your waste.

Once fully implemented, this new system will still require that some paper be used for every shipment. For example, the Department of Transportation (DOT) will still require the paper manifest to be available with the driver for emergency response purposes.

Our Team is committed to making the transition to the e-Manifest system as easy as possible for our customers and our TSDF again will continue to accept paper manifests after June 30th. By continuing to use paper manifests, generators will not experience any changes in manifest preparation when the program launches.

We appreciate the confidence you have placed in us and will continue to do all that we can to meet, and hopefully exceed, your expectations. As always, our goal is to combine compliance and customer service! Please do not hesitate to call with questions.

Thank you!
The Pinnacle Team

Pinnacle Environmental Services, Inc. to sponsor third annual RCRA & DOT Training in Clemson, South Carolina 

FREE Training Seminar 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
October 17, 2018
Clemson Conference Center and Inn – Madren Center Auditorium
230 Madren Center Drive, Clemson, SC 29634

Register Now

A buffet lunch and a training certificate will be provided
for all attendees.

 

Why does one need RCRA/DOT Training?
If your company produces hazardous waste, RCRA/DOT requires specific
training for their employees. RCRA/DOT training will teach employees the
correct way to manage and dispose of hazardous waste. If the hazardous
waste is not managed and disposed of correctly, there could be huge
fines to pay.

Who is Pinnacle Environmental Services? We are
non-hazardous and hazardous waste consultants specializing in disposal
and transportation of industrial waste. Our team emphasizes waste
minimization, sustainability and zero landfill.

Training targeted for: EHS Managers, Chemical Site Managers and Plant Engineers.

   

Pinnacle Environmental Services, Inc. not only strives to help promote a healthy environment, we also recognize the importance of supporting children and families in our local communities. As part of their 2018 annual community project, Pinnacle adopted Safe Harbor, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping victims of domestic violence in the upstate of South Carolina. Because of the generosity of Pinnacle’s employees, families in the upstate were touched by the amount of toys, clothes and other items that were donated this year. Due to the success of this community project,

Pinnacle is already planning to make next year even bigger and better!

A Letter From Safe Harbor – 1/18/2019

Dear Lynn and Friends of Safe Harbor,

For many, the holiday season is a joyous time. Time with friends, family and loved ones, telling stories and reliving memories. Time spent in gratitude, reflecting on the goodness the holiday brings. For others, the holidays are a time of worry and uncertainty. Many in our community feel the immense burden of limited resources, and the unbearable weight of choosing between life’s necessities – clothes, transportation, medical care – and providing Christmas presents for their children.

Our clients, too, feel these burdens. They enter our shelters, or arrive for their counseling appointments, feeling anxious and uncertain. But this holiday season, you made a difference. …

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Pinnacle Environmental Services, Inc. sponsored fourth annual RCRA & DOT Training in Clemson, South Carolina 

FREE Training Seminar
2020 RCRA/DOT Training date scheduled for October 7th, 2020
Clemson Conference Center and Inn – Madren Center Auditorium
230 Madren Center Drive, Clemson, SC 29634

Register Now

Why does one need RCRA/DOT Training?
If your company produces hazardous waste, RCRA/DOT requires specific training for their employees. RCRA/DOT training will teach employees the correct way to manage and dispose of hazardous waste. If the hazardous waste is not managed and disposed of correctly, there could be huge fines to pay.

Who is Pinnacle Environmental Services? We are
non-hazardous and hazardous waste consultants specializing in disposal and transportation of industrial waste. Our team emphasizes waste minimization, sustainability and zero landfill.

Training targeted for: EHS Managers, Chemical Site Managers and Plant Engineers.

Questions from a Generators Perspective:

How long can I hold waste in a warehouse?

What labels are needed to ship these hazardous waste drums?
What size generator am I?
Do DOT labels need to be a certain size? Are they called labels or markings?
When do I put the date on a Hazardous Waste label on the drum? When it’s completely full?

Sabrina Prince, Environmental Health Manager, SCDHEC, (Hazardous Waste Inspector) will discuss waste inspections and what to expect when they show up at your facility.

 

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