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Facility Detail

B&B Surplus Inc.
(No known alias)
CHWMEG Report Number: H925.0


City, State/Prov, Country:Bakersfield, California, USA

Member Interest: This facility is currently being tracked by 1 member
(Member interest is not related to how many members use this facility.)

*Location Map:Google Maps

Review Program
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There are 1 more reviews conducted prior to 2013 not shown.

Description of Services:B&B Surplus, Inc. operates this “metal service center” on a 39.5-acre site southwest of central Bakersfield, CA in a former agricultural and oil production area of the California central valley. Other subsidiary metals service centers are operated by the company in Santa Maria, Ventura, and Santa Ana, CA. Although the company was started in 1963 as primarily a buyer and seller of used pipe and surplus steel, the business now is at least 90% new steel and pipe. A dedicated approximately 15-acre area at the north end of the site is used for outdoor “laydown” of used steel items, primarily pipe of various diameters. Pipe and other items are purchased from industrial users, including oilfield production, refinery and gas distribution (most pipe is 2 3/8” and 2 7/8” diameter). In most cases, items are placed on top of runners or racks to prevent direct contact with the ground. Stockpiles are maximum about 5’ high, with generous surrounding space for forklift movement maintained. Pipes are cut to length and sometimes welded for preparation for various utility (non-piping) offsite end uses, such as horse corrals; a number of material wholesalers purchase the prepared pipe for sale.

Pipes and other items are cleaned prior by generators prior to pick-up and are characterized by external rust and some internal scale. In some cases pipe with exterior wrapping (known to possibly contain asbestos) is accepted. A sample is taken, and if asbestos is present, a licensed remediation contractor is called in for removal and offsite disposal. About 3,500 tons of mostly scrap steel pipe is accepted annually. Scrap cuttings produced by pipe preparation is sent to a local steel recycler.


Description Date:2009 Facility Review Program

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