Ozone-Depleting Substances (ODS) Destruction Technologies
Title VI of the Clean Air ActClean Air ActA law amended by Congress in 1990. Title VI of the CAA (http://www.epa.gov/ozone/title6/index.html) directs EPA to protect the ozone layer through several regulatory and voluntary programs. Sections within Title VI cover production of ozone-depleting substances (ODS), the recycling and handling of ODS, the evaluation of substitutes, and efforts to educate the public. authorizes EPA to manage the phaseout of ozone-depleting substances (ODS). Surplus ODS must be stored, reused (after recycling or reclamation), or destroyed.
This technical report on ODS Destruction in the United States and Abroad provides information on the sources of ODS for destruction, technologies used in the United States and globally, as well as best practices for the safe, environmentally-sound collection, recovery, transport, and destruction of these substances and other fluorinated compounds, i.e. hydrofluorocarbons.
The table below lists the facilities that are commercially available to destroy ODS. This list is for informational purposes only and does not constitute an endorsement by EPA of any entity listed or its products, practices, or services.
Listed companies are responsible for obtaining proper permitting for the waste that they handle or destroy, as well as the waste that they import from outside of the United States. In some cases, ODS are considered hazardous waste, and facilities must abide by applicable regulations.
|Commercially Available Destruction Facilities|
|Company Name||Contact Information||Facility Location|
|Chill-Tek, Inc.||Michael Gerhart
|Las Vegas, Nevada|
|Clean Harbors Environmental Services, Inc., Aragonite Incineration Facility||Melissa Scales
|Clean Harbors Environmental Services, Inc., El Dorado Incineration Facility||Ronald Hines
|El Dorado, Arkansas|
|Clean Harbors Environmental Services, Inc., Deer Park Incineration Facility||James East
|La Porte, Texas|
|A-Gas Americas||Jonathan Sack
|Bowling Green, Ohio|
|Ross Incineration Service, Inc.||Neil Gorman
|Veolia ES Technical Solutions, L.L.C.||Doug Harris
|Veolia ES Technical Solutions, L.L.C.||Scott Hilton
|Port Arthur, Texas|
|Heritage Thermal Services, Inc.||
|East Liverpool, Ohio|
As an alternative to ODS destruction, EPA permits the transformation (or conversion) of ODS to useful non-ODS products.
The phaseout regulations include recordkeeping and reporting requirements for entities that transform ODS. Learn more about recordkeeping and reporting requirements.