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Profile: Clean Harbors Inc (CLH.N)

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Clean Harbors, Inc., incorporated on February 27, 1987, is a provider of environmental, energy and industrial services throughout North America. The Company is also a re-refiner and recycler of used oil in the world and a provider of parts cleaning and related environmental services to commercial, industrial and automotive customers in North America. The Company operates in six segments: Technical Services, Industrial Services, Field Services, Safety-Kleen, Oil and Gas Field Services, and Lodging Services. The Company is also a service provider in the recovery and decontamination of pollutants. The Company provides services to protect the ozone layer from the effects of chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs). It also provides hydro excavation services.

Technical Services

The Technical Services segment provides a range of hazardous material management services, including the packaging, collection, transportation, treatment and disposal of hazardous and non-hazardous waste at its incinerator, landfill, wastewater and other treatment facilities. Its services also include resource recovery, fuel blending, lab chemical disposal, explosives management and CleanPack services. Its CleanPack services include the collection, identification and categorization, packaging, transportation and disposal of laboratory chemicals and household hazardous waste. Its technical services are provided through a network of service centers from which a fleet of trucks are dispatched to pick up customers' waste either on a predetermined schedule or on demand, and to deliver the waste to permitted facilities, which are Company-owned. Its service centers also can dispatch chemists to a customer location for collection of chemical and laboratory waste for disposal. It provides final treatment and disposal services designed to manage waste, which cannot be otherwise recycled or reused. It operates recycling systems for the reclamation and reuse of certain waste, solvent-based waste generated by industrial cleaning operations, metal finishing and other manufacturing processes.

The Company operates a recycling facility that recycles refinery waste and spent catalyst. Its incinerator facilities in Kimball, Nebraska; Deer Park, Texas; El Dorado, Arkansas, and Aragonite, Utah, are designed to process liquid organic waste, sludge, solids, soil and debris. As of December 31, 2016, its Deer Park facility had two kilns and a rotary reactor. Its El Dorado facility specializes in the treatment of bulk and containerized hazardous liquids, solids and sludge. Its hazardous waste incinerator at its El Dorado, Arkansas, site specializes in incineration of regulated waste, such as industrial and laboratory chemicals, manufacturing byproducts, medical waste, fertilizers and other solid and liquid materials. Its incinerator facility in Lambton, Ontario, is a liquid injection incinerator, designed for the destruction of liquid organic waste. As of December 31, 2016, it operated eight wastewater treatment facilities that offer a range of wastewater treatment technologies. It also provides total project management services in areas, such as chemical packing, on-site waste management, remediation, compliance training and emergency spill response.

Industrial and Field Services

The Industrial and Field Services segment provides industrial and specialty services, such as high-pressure and chemical cleaning, daylighting services, production servicing, decoking, pigging and material processing to refineries, chemical plants, oil sands facilities, pulp and paper mills, and other industrial facilities. These businesses also provide a range of environmental cleanup services on customer sites or other locations on a scheduled or emergency response basis, including tank cleaning, decontamination, remediation, and spill cleanup. It provides a range of industrial maintenance services and industrial services at refineries, mines, upgraders, chemical plants, pulp and paper mills, manufacturing, and power generation facilities. It provides these services throughout North America, which includes its presence in the oil sands region in Alberta, Canada, as well as the gulf coast region of the United States. It also provides services and equipment for drilling site cleanups and support. On the production side, it provides turnarounds and tank cleaning services. It provides response services for environmental emergencies of any scale from man-made disasters, such as oil spills, and natural disasters, such as hurricanes.


The Safety-Kleen segment provides a range of environmental services, such as parts cleaning, containerized waste services, used oil collection, and other complementary products and services, including vacuum services, allied products and other environmental services. In addition, Safety-Kleen manufactures, formulates, packages, blends, distributes and markets lubricants. The Company processes used oil into base and blended lubricating oils, which, through its OilPlus closed loop initiative, are then sold to third-party customers, and provide recycling of oil in excess of its re-refining capacity into recycled fuel oil, which is then sold to third parties. As of December 31, 2016, processing into base and blended lubricating oils took place in its six owned and operated re-refineries, and recycling of oil into recycled fuel oil took place in one of its used oil terminals. It offers its services to a range of customers, including automobile repair shops, car and truck dealers, metal fabricators, machine manufacturers, fleet maintenance shops and other automotive, industrial and retail customers.

The Safety-Kleen business offers a line of designed parts washers to customer locations and then delivers recurring service that includes machine cleaning and maintenance and the disposal and replacement of clean solvent or aqueous fluids. It also sells allied products, including degreasers, glass and floor cleaners, hand cleaners, absorbents, antifreeze, windshield washer fluid, mats and spill kits. Its vacuum services provide the removal of solids, residual oily water and sludge and other fluids from customers' oil/water separators, sumps and collection tanks. It also removes and collects waste fluids found at industrial locations, including metal fabricators, auto maintenance providers, and general manufacturers. Utilizing used oil collected by Safety-Kleen branches, it manufactures, formulates, packages, distributes and markets lubricants and allied products. Its Performance Plus brand and green brand EcoPower sold under its Kleen Performance Products line of oil products are sold to on- and off-road corporate fleets, government entities, automotive service shops and industrial plants.

Oil, Gas and Lodging Services

The Oil, Gas and Lodging Services segment provides fluid handling, surface rentals, seismic support services, and directional boring services to the energy sector serving oil and gas exploration and power generation. In addition, the Company provides lodges and remote workforce accommodation facilities throughout Western Canada. These include its open lodges, operator camps, drill camps, manufacturing of modular units and wastewater processing plants, operating services and parts. Its Oil and Gas Field Services consists of two lines of businesses: Seismic Services and Surface Rentals. These services support exploration and drilling programs for oil and gas companies. Seismic Services provides integrated seismic and services for resource discovery and site preparation. These services include seismic surveying, environmental impact, and time in field; mulching/line clearing, and shot-hole drilling. Surface Rentals services support oil and gas companies' drilling and well programs. Its technologies help manage liquids, solids and semi-solid material during the drilling operation, and include centrifuges, tanks, and drilling fluid recovery. It also can provide container rentals for collection of drill cuttings and other wastes, as well as manage disposal for drilling fluids and solids. It also supplies surface rental equipment to support drill sites by providing wellsite trailers, wastewater treatment systems and holding tanks, light towers, and generators and handling tools.

The Company's Lodging Services consists of three lines of businesses: Lodge Operations, Camps and Catering, and Manufacturing. As of December 31, 2016, Lodge Operations operated lodges ranging in sizes up to approximately 600 beds throughout Western Canada, primarily in the Fort McMurray area. Camps and Catering operates remote workforce accommodation facilities throughout Western Canada, British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Alberta, with multiple accommodation types. Manufacturing operates through BCT Structures Inc., a manufacturer of modular buildings specializing in providing workforce housing, office complexes, schools, lavatories, multi-story buildings, housing, kitchen facilities and other modular solutions for various industries.

The Company competes with Veolia Environmental Services, Waste Management, Inc., U.S. Ecology, Stericycle, Inc., CEDA International Corporation, Newalta, Philip Services Corporation, Hydrochem, Heritage Crystal Clean, Civeo, Black Diamond, Horizon North Logistics, Noralta, Royal Camps and William Scotsman.

Company Address

Clean Harbors Inc

42 Longwater Dr
PO Box 9149
NORWELL   MA   02061-9149
P: +1781.7925000
F: +1781.7925900

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