Frequently Asked Questions

How does OSR’s disposal application process work?

Ohio Soil Recycling’s soil disposal application process is very simple and will not hold up the progress of your project. Three items are required for disposal approval:

  1. Non-Hazardous Soil Disposal Profile Sheet.
  2. Non-Hazardous Soil Disposal Terms Sheet.
  3. Analytical results representative of soil to be bioremediated.

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Where can I find soil disposal forms?

Application forms can be obtained on the forms page or from your OSR representative. Blanket profile forms are available for spill clean up contractors. Analytical requirements are identical to those required by your site’s regulatory agency, so you will not have to run costly additional samples for approval at OSR.

Upon approval, OSR will provide pre-printed manifests for your project and each load will be weighed on a certified weigh scale during delivery. Weights will be printed directly on each manifest and copies will be issued to the generator or generator’s agent as well as the transporter.

Is Ohio Soil Recycling, LLC a composting facility?

No, Ohio Soil Recycling, LLC will utilize wood chips as a medium for culturing the white rot fungus and as a bulking agent when mixed with the contaminated soils, but the process does not rely on composting to be effective.

Is the OSR facility a recycling operation?

While recycling is in our name, OSR is not a recycling operation in the standard sense. We do not deal with rubbish or industrial waste. We are simply recycling non-hazardous contaminated soil back into a clean, fertile soil for use at our facility.

How does the white rot fungus enhance the bioremediation process?

The white rot fungus used by OSR secretes an enzyme which breaks the long-chain contaminant molecules into more simple forms which are more readily consumed by the naturally occurring soil bacteria. Click here to see details of the process.

What other environmental concerns exist with the handling and processing of contaminated soil and how does OSR minimize these concerns?

To prevent the contaminants from impacting soils and/or water on-site certain steps have been taken. All soil is dumped and treated on a treatment pad specifically designed for this purpose. The treatment pad lined with a 40-mil liner and all run-off waters are collected and re-used on the pad providing a full closed-loop system.

Soils will remain on the treatment pad until laboratory analytical results demonstrate that the contaminants have been reduced to levels accepted by the Ohio E.P.A.

OSR collects double the number of samples required for confirmation by the regulatory agencies and also submits double the required number to an independent laboratory for confirmatory analysis. This is just one example of OSR’s commitment to alleviate any environmental concerns by going above and beyond the regulatory requirements with our customer’s liability in mind.