What makes CRM unique is our true turnkey solutions for cost-effective treatment and management of waste materials and connecting them with real-world markets for recycling and beneficial reuse. By marrying the need for disposal alternatives with a parallel need for suitable construction materials and the focused drive for a sustainable future, all under complex regulatory environments, CRM has effectively created a new sustainable paradigm for the industries we serve.
Using a combination of the known properties of the soil amendments and wastes generated by our clients, in conjunction with market demand knowledge and research local to the sources of generation, CRM identifies potential target markets for direct reuse of the materials themselves or develops treatment processes to dispose of or transform and render the materials suitable for recycling uses.
In many cases for our soil and other organic materials, CRM partners with developers and landowners who have a large need for fill materials to assist in the permitting of their sites and in the installation of engineering and institutional controls necessary to create a project that will use large quantities of our products and materials over a multi-year period.
CRM also provides nutrient-rich organic soils to agricultural farmers for land application. Farmers can save up to 75% of their fertilizer costs by supplementing our all organic soil amendments.
By creating the markets for our customers, CRM helps to provide reliable and economical solutions to our clients’ disposal needs – and we do this in a greener, more sustainable and environmentally conscious manner – by avoiding disposal altogether.
CRM Beneficial Use Options
CRM offers several “Beneficial Use” (BU) options for soil recycling. These BU sites can be brownfield sites or landfills undergoing closure and redevelopment. Soil is imported to these sites for use as fill and grading material, in conjunction with its state agency approved remedial action work plans or landfill closure plans. Each site offers its unique acceptance criteria for imported fill and is overseen by a third-party engineer responsible for the review of each potential source of fill. Upon review of data and an assessment that soil is suitable for a BU site, CRM will match the export material with appropriate BU sites. The major driver that affects whether the soil is sent to the traditional soil treatment facility for recycling vs. BU sites, is the chemical and physical properties of the soil to be removed. In Georgia, BU soil will normally fall into a category of residential or non-residential fill, relative to applicable state clean-up criteria. BU soil does not require treatment and is therefore taken directly from the source to the chosen BU site. Aside from meeting the permit acceptance criteria, BU soil must also meet the geotechnical specification for compaction or slope stability. BU options offer the lowest cost of disposal option because the material is directly placed into the site and does not receive additional treatment. CRM’s Beneficial Use options offer another avenue for our clients to save money while utilizing a secure, state-permitted and approved disposal option.
Types of Beneficial Reuse Material
CRM provides innovative beneficial reuse solutions for an array of specialty waste material such as dredged material, CCRs, and Biomass/WTE Ash. CRM and the clients we serve seek to avoid landfills and utilize recycling and beneficial reuse applications for their waste materials.
CRM provides innovative dredged material processing and beneficial reuse solutions for environmentally impacted dredged material generated through the process of channel maintenance and deepening projects. This dredged material, an aggregate of sediment accumulated at the bottom of a waterway, is removed to provide deep channels required for large ocean-going shipping vessels. Dredged material is processed through various means to meet specifications for upland beneficial reuse such as landfill capping and cover, mine reclamation, and Brownfield redevelopment.
Coal Combustion Residuals (CCRs)
CRM’s unique experience as a “market maker” for beneficial use of our entire spectrum of environmentally safe recycled products allows us to quickly and consistently find beneficial uses for CCPs.
Whether it’s a one-time coal ash impoundment cleanout and closure or a multi-year ash production requirements contract, CRM possesses the experience and the handling and logistics necessary to place your combustion products into sound markets and beneficial reuses. Our processed material can be recycled or beneficially reused for road base, brownfield reclamation, and mine reclamation.
CRM’s full compass of services for CCR management includes the research, technology, and strategy for going to market. For every CCR Management project we handle, we take into consideration the importance of safety, our environment, and our client’s bottom line.