Advance Drum
Mableton, GA, USA

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a.k.a./f.k.a.:Bernath Barrel & Drum
CHWMEG Report Number:H793.0
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 is 1 more review conducted prior to 2014 not shown.
Description of Services:Facility throughput is approximately 250,000 drums and 3,000 totes per year. An additional 100,000 steel drums are accepted, temporarily stored onsite, and ultimately transferred to other reconditioners for processing. Drums accepted must be empty according to RCRA standard, which is no pourable and less than 1” total residue. MSDS information is supplied by generators to evaluate whether the residue itself is acceptable; drums formerly containing acutely hazardous and radioactive products are not accepted. Company representatives inspect drums at the generator site prior to truck loading, and drums to be processed onsite are inspected at the facility while being unloaded. Any “heavy” drums (indicative of excess residue) are rejected. Drums of various sizes are accepted (up to 60-gallon), along with 275-gallon plastic totes. Mostly plastic drums are processed, however steel drums are occasionally washed and reconditioned. Drums must have labels affixed listing prior contents during shipment to the facility; the labels are later removed after the hot washing stage. Cleaned plastic drums are not painted, however steel drums may be painted in a small spray booth.

Totes are cleaned at a station near the loading dock. Drum interiors and exteriors are washed with high-pressure hot water along the conveyor line inside the process building (an automated station is used for exterior washing). Interiors are cleaned using a “stinger” placed through the drum opening, which dispenses hot spray inside. Generally, high pressure hot water spray is used without additional detergents for cleaning. All rinseate is routed to a 5,000-gallon aboveground storage tank near the wastewater treatment equipment inside the building. Water treatment includes neutralization/pH adjustment and flocculation/precipitation; solids are dewatered using a small plate and frame filter press.

Description Date:2007 Facility Review Program
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