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Witco, Inc.

Year Submitted: 2003

Process: Packaging

Industry: Chemical Manufacturing

Wastes Reduced: Packaging

Substance: 55-gallon drums

Equipment: Totes

Location: Marshall TX

No. of employees: 60

Contact: Bill Childers

Phone: (903) 938-5145



Description:

To reduce costs associated with disposal of used drums, including cleaning and additional handling, Witco purchases raw materials in returnable containers. When possible, the plant uses returnable tote bins instead of 55 gallon drums to further reduce handling and storage space.

Environmental Benefits:

Witco has reduced drum use by 400 drums per year. It has also reduced water use and disposal by 4,000 gallons per year.

Details of Reductions

Additional Information :

It costs Witco on average $5/drum for disposal. Deep well injection of wastewater costs $0.05/gallon. Total savings on disposal costs are $2,200 annually.

Source: TCEQ



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