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Pilgrims Pride

Year Submitted: 2003

Process: Chemical Storage and Delivery

Industry: Food/Beverage Manufacturing

Wastes Reduced: Used oil waste

Location: Dallas TX

No. of employees: 1600

Contact: Roger Asbury

Phone: 214-565-8277



Description:

Moved used oil storage into covered area with improved 330 gallon holding tanks.

P2 Application:

United oil recyclers automatically picks up used oil on a weekly basis. More often if needed.

Environmental Benefits:

Reduced load on pretreatment facility.

Details of Reductions

Additional Information :

(1)Covered area was already available, only rearranging was needed. (2) Due to containment curbs and STORMWATER collectors, which are pumped to our pre-treatment facility, the savings in disposal costs would be offset by reduced load on the pre-treatment facility. (3) Reduced man hours sweeping (1 man @ 2 hours a week $14.00 plus reduced absorbent use 2 bags $10.00), equaling approximately $1250 savings per year.

Source: TCEQ



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