Clean Harbors Agrees to Pay Fine For Waste Oil Charges

Allan Gerlat, News Editor

September 23, 2013

1 Min Read
Clean Harbors Agrees to Pay Fine For Waste Oil Charges

Clean Harbors Inc. has agreed to pay a $112,500 fine regarding the transporting and reporting of waste oil.

The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) said in a news release that the Norwell, Mass.-based Clean Harbors agreed to the payment for allegedly transporting waste oil from unregistered facilities and submitting inaccurate reports to the DEP.

Clean Harbors also agreed to take additional steps to comply in the future with environmental laws regarding hazardous waste transportation.

According to the complaint filed in Suffolk Superior Court, Clean Harbors Environmental Services Inc. and an affiliate, Murphy’s Waste Oil Service, Woburn, Mass., accepted hazardous waste from facilities that did not have valid identification numbers nearly 500 times between April 2009 and December 2011. The complaint also alleges that on numerous occasions the companies submitted inaccurate monthly reports that listed invalid identification numbers or identification numbers that did not correspond with those listed in manifests filed with the DEP.


About the Author(s)

Allan Gerlat

News Editor, Waste360

Allan Gerlat joined the Waste360 staff in September 2011 as news editor. He was the editor of Waste & Recycling News for the first 16 years of its history, and under his guidance the publication won 27 national and regional awards.

Before Waste & Recycling News, Allan worked at another Crain Communications publication, Rubber & Plastics News, which covers rubber product manufacturing. He began with the publication as associate editor and eventually became managing editor, a position he held for nine years.

Allan is a graduate of Ohio University, where he earned a BS in journalism. He is based in Sagamore Hills, in northeast Ohio.

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