Ancon Services

Environmental Services

For more than 55 years, Ancon has provided comprehensive environmental services to meet the needs of our customers. Our leadership in the industry has been cultivated through investment in our people, the latest technology, and most importantly, our commitment to safety.

We proudly serve the following industries:

  • Aerospace
  • Biotech and Life Sciences
  • Healthcare
  • Medical Device
  • Manufacturing
  • Semiconductor
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Chemical Manufacturing
  • Maritime
  • Military and Government
  • Renewable Energy
  • Warehousing

Our service offerings include:

Waste Management Services

Ancon assists clients across industrial, commercial, and governmental sectors by offering holistic waste management solutions. Our inventive and meticulous approach crafts tailored programs that align with your financial and sustainability objectives. Our aim is to simplify waste management, empowering you to allocate more time and energy to effectively manage your business operations.

Coordinating multiple vendors is costly, time-consuming, and can leave gaps in your waste program. Employing all available technologies, we offer a centralized solution, streamlining the process while enhancing safety and cost-efficiency.

The following outlines the range of services we offer:

Hazardous Waste

Ancon offers customized solutions for your facility's hazardous waste, tailored to suit your specific waste streams and treatment preferences. Our services cover bulk and drum shipments, supported by a fleet ready to accommodate any service frequency you require.

The choice of treatment method depends on the waste type and client specifications. Ancon offers a range of treatment technologies for hazardous waste, including:

  • Distillation
  • Fuels Blending
  • Waste to Energy
  • Deep Well Injection
  • Stabilization/Landfill
  • Wastewater Treatment
  • Incineration

Onsite and Field Technical Services

With a highly skilled workforce and an extensive inventory of equipment, Ancon offers a diverse range of Onsite and Field Services, both on scheduled and emergency occasions. The well-being and safety of our employees takes top priority in every project we undertake. Our safety culture, driven by our dedicated workforce, is carefully crafted to proactively prevent workplace injuries and property losses.

Our approach involves deploying our staff to collaborate seamlessly with your employees, whether on a full-time, part-time, or as-needed basis. This strategy is designed to maximize efficiency, save valuable time and resources, all while ensuring optimal outcomes. Key services include:

The following outlines the range of services we offer:

Lab Packs

In every laboratory, a distinct array of chemicals is present, prompting us to offer tailored services to meet your specific requirements. Our process begins with inventorying all hazardous chemicals set aside for disposal. We conduct meticulous identification and categorization to ensure the proper packing and disposal of each chemical. Our team determines suitable packaging and methods to optimize usable volume, reduce expenses, and bolster safety measures.

Chemical Relocations

Expanding to a new location is an exciting endeavor, albeit accompanied by an extensive checklist. Among these tasks is the transfer of chemicals, a common yet critical process. Ancon is equipped with the necessary personnel and equipment to expertly plan and execute a seamless transfer of chemicals to your new location.

Decontamination Services

Decommissioning a laboratory involves complex considerations, such as liability, regulatory compliance, and decontamination. Ancon can support you throughout this process by providing decontamination of the following:

  • Laboratory space
  • Fume hoods
  • Vivariums
  • Cold rooms
  • Waste storage rooms
  • Lab equipment (centrifuges, shakers, freezers, etc.)

Onsite Services

Our Onsite teams are equipped to handle hazardous and regulated waste services directly at your location. We offer collection, disposal, and recycling programs tailored to your needs. Our staff can work alongside your employees, whether on a full-time, part-time, or as-needed basis, allowing you to save time and resources while ensuring effective outcomes. Our services encompass:

  • Creating, staffing, and overseeing efficient waste management and recycling initiatives onsite to optimize cost-effectiveness
  • Consolidation/packaging of your hazardous waste, regulated waste, and recyclable materials
  • Implementing practices that prioritize safety, cost efficiency, and compliance
  • Chemical inventory support
  • Laboratory and safety equipment inspections
  • Laboratory decontamination

Field Services

Ancon provides a wide variety of environmental Field Services, on both a scheduled and emergency basis. Always with safety as our number one priority, Ancon performs a multitude of services, including:

Environmental, Health, and Safety Services

Ancon partners with premier firms, providing guidance, expertise, and services to ensure that your organization operates in a manner that minimizes environmental impact, ensures workplace safety, and complies with all relevant laws and regulations. Outsourcing EHS support can help reduce risks, streamline operations, and allow you focus on your core activities, all while experts handle the intricacies of environmental health and safety management. Each program is tailored to your organization’s specific needs, and may include:

  • Custom Written Plans and Procedures
  • Safety Training (Online or In-Person)
  • Environmental Permitting
  • Industrial Hygiene Services
  • Biosafety Cabinet and Fume Hood Certification
  • Environmental Compliance (Federal, State & Local)
  • Occupational Health & Safety
  • Comprehensive Health Physics (RML & Radiation Safety Services)
  • Ergonomics
  • Phase I Environmental Site Assessments

Chemical Inventories

Maintaining laboratory safety and regulatory compliance requires the tracking and management of hazardous materials stored onsite. Ancon staff can assist by performing a physical inventory of the chemicals present, followed by a complete chemical classification report.

Recycling and Diversion

Apart from conventional waste treatment methods, Ancon advocates for an extensive network of recycling alternatives. Every program is uniquely tailored. We continuously monitor the dynamic environmental scene to provide the latest technologies in aid of our clients’ sustainability aspirations.

Following the zero-waste hierarchy, Ancon incorporates various re-use, recycling, and recovery technologies into our service offerings.


We start by recognizing the inherent value in your waste and materials, exploring opportunities for re-use.

Beneficial reuse of hazardous waste involves transforming these materials into useful products or resources, minimizing their environmental impact. This process aims to repurpose hazardous waste in a safe and eco-friendly manner, reducing waste volume, conserving resources, and often providing economic benefits.


  • Chemical Placement Services
    • Ancon’s Chemical Placement Service provides an opportunity to relocate your surplus chemicals within our vendor network. Each placement is customized to suit the material and quantity involved, ensuring a tailored solution in each case.
  • Plastics
    • Biomedical researchers dedicate themselves daily to enhancing global health. Yet, in the course of their work, modern labs heavily rely on and dispose of substantial quantities of single-use plastics.
    • Ancon collaborates with our network of recycling partners to address these plastic materials, providing a solution tailored to your facility’s specific needs. Options may include:
      • Closed-Loop
      • Circular
      • Advanced Recycling
  • PPE (Personal Protective Equipment)
    • Most personal protective equipment (PPE) is crafted from non-biodegradable, single-use plastic. Experts state approximately 75% of this PPE finds its way into either landfills or oceans Ancon partners with various firms to recycle these products into new usable materials, such as plastic pallets, storage containers, and various consumer goods. Currently, we provide solutions for the following PPE types:
      • Mixed nitrile glove recycling
      • Mixed PPE (gloves, goggles, face masks)
      • Tyvek recycling


  • What is the difference between waste recovery and waste disposal?
    • Waste recovery involves using waste to extract value, such as energy, materials, or resources. The primary aim of recovery is to reclaim useful elements from waste, reducing its environmental impact and preserving resources. Waste disposal, on the other hand, refers to the final removal or elimination of waste materials that do not undergo recovery processes. This can include methods like landfilling or incineration without energy recovery, where the primary objective is to discard waste rather than extract value from it.
  • Ancon employs a range of recovery techniques to enhance our clients’ waste diversion initiatives:
    • Distillation
      • Solvent distillation is a process that involves separating and purifying solvents from contaminants or impurities for reuse. This process helps industries recover and reuse solvents, contributing to cost savings, reducing environmental impact, and promoting sustainable practices by minimizing the generation of hazardous waste.
    • Fuel blending
      • Fuel blending harnesses the thermal energy from non-recyclable waste via combustion, thereby producing usable energy for industrial operations, and lessening our reliance on non-renewable resources, such as fossil fuels.
    • Alternative fuel
      • Non-hazardous or non-RCRA wastes undergo blending and shredding to create an engineered fuel. This specialized fuel is then utilized by cement kilns to reduce reliance on natural resources such as coal and natural gas. Materials accepted for this purpose encompass non-halogenated plastics, expired products, and general plant trash or debris.
    • Waste to Energy
      • The waste-to-energy process involves converting non-recyclable waste into usable energy through various methods like incineration, gasification, or anaerobic digestion. Waste materials are treated to extract energy, reducing their volume, and producing electricity, heat, or fuel in a controlled manner. This process helps manage waste while generating sustainable energy.

Biological and Medical Waste

  • Often, what facilities label as Regulated Medical Waste (RMW) tends to be overclassified. Ancon collaborates with your Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) team to distinguish between materials that require RMW management and those that qualify as non-hazardous waste. This non-hazardous waste can then be disposed of as regular trash or directed toward our diversion technologies.
  • We provide disposal solutions for the following RMW types
    • Red bag
    • Sharps
    • Pathological/Animal
    • Pharmaceutical
    • APHIS/USDA Wastes
  • Ancon provides clients various treatment technologies for Regulated Medical Waste:
    • Autoclave
    • Pyrolysis
    • Shredding
    • Waste to Energy

Non-Hazardous Waste

  • While certain waste streams might not fall under state or federal regulations, some facilities opt to redirect these materials into alternative disposal technologies. This choice helps diminish their impact on local landfills.
  • Ancon utilizes diverse treatment technologies to aid our clients in achieving their diversion objectives, including, but not limited to:
    • Alternative Fuel
    • Waste to Energy
    • Plastics Recycling
    • Anaerobic Digestion

Universal and Electronic Waste

  • Universal waste refers to specific categories of hazardous waste commonly generated by various industries and subject to relaxed regulations for collection, recycling, and disposal.
  • Ancon provides recycling of the following Universal Waste types:
    • Batteries
    • Lamps
    • Electronic Devices, including Asset Management
    • Cathode Ray Tubes (CRTs)
    • CRT Glass
    • Mercury Wastes
    • Non-Empty Aerosol Cans
    • Photovoltaic (PV) Modules

Certified Destruction

Safeguarding your brand and demonstrating environmental responsibility can prove a challenge in today’s market. Certified destruction provides for responsible disposal of various products, ensuring they do not re-enter the market or pose any risks. Whether it is expired or unsellable goods, Ancon’s certified destruction services offer peace of mind by providing the following:

  • Brand protection
  • Compliance
  • Liability mitigation
  • Security
  • Environmental responsibility
  • Certificates of destruction
  • Optional witnessed destruction
  • Program customization


In this highly regulated industry, choosing a provider with the right level of knowledge and expertise is critical. Ancon provides comprehensive solutions for transportation, always with safety and compliance as a top priority. A fleet of equipment for regulated waste transportation is a critical component of responsible waste management, as it ensures hazardous materials are transported safely, securely, and in compliance with regulatory requirements. This minimizes the risk of environmental harm. Our fleets of specialized transportation equipment include:

  • Tractor/Trailer
  • Box Trucks and Vans
  • Roll-off Trucks
  • Tanker Trucks
  • Vacuum Trucks
  • Flatbed Trucks

Emergency Response

Ancon can strategically respond to many spills, ranging from pipe leaks to large over the water discharges. Ancon furnishes these responses 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year. Our structure incorporates the Incident Command System (ICS) of spill response. Our response teams are trained in the proper ICS protocols and are drilled periodically during each year.

Our capabilities in this area have allowed Ancon to grow this division to offer response teams throughout the western United States. We currently hold down designations and certifications with both the California Department of Fish and Game – Oil Spill Prevention and Response Unit (OSPR), and the United States Coast Guard (USCG) – Environmental Marine Safety Unit.