Clean Harbors broke ground on Tuesday (Sept. 23) for a new incineration unit in El Dorado. Company officials said more than $100 million would be spent on the facility and 120 jobs would be created.
A provider of environmental, energy and industrial services across North America, Clean Harbors will build a state-of-the-art industrial waste destruction unit. The company said it is the first time in almost 30 years that new incineration capacity has been constructed in the U.S.
The company already operates a facility in El Dorado.
“Clean Harbors new world-class incineration unit will add much needed waste destruction capacity to our North American Waste Management Network,” said Phil Retallick, Senior Vice President of Regulatory Affairs. “The new rotary kiln incinerator will almost double the waste destruction capacity at our El Dorado complex. The unit will also add 120 new jobs, which benefits the El Dorado community. Clean Harbors is investing more than $100 million into this expansion which is critical to support customer demand for this technology.”
The Clean Harbors El Dorado incineration facility, which is regulated by the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality, specializes in the destruction of hazardous and industrial waste generated by a variety of businesses, industries and numerous governmental entities at the local, state and federal levels.
Clean Harbors said it chose El Dorado for a combination of expansion capabilities, the state’s pro-business environment, and a well-educated workforce.
“The Arkansas Economic Development Commission and the El Dorado Chamber of Commerce played a big part in helping support us in our incinerator expansion,” said Ron Hines, Senior Vice President of Incineration Services. “We want to thank them for their support which will benefit our communities, company, employees, customers and the state of Arkansas.”