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ConAgra- Grocery Products Co.

Year Submitted: 2006

Process: Substitution of Food Grade Hydraulic Oil

Industry: Food/Beverage Manufacturing

Wastes Reduced: Hazardous Waste

Location: Fort Worth TX

No. of employees: 118

Contact: Deirdre Cummings

Phone: 817/810-5032


In 1991 we disposed of 4,050 pounds of hazardous waste. The largest single waste stream (3,600 pounds) was parts cleaning solvent.  This material is now returned to our supplier as a "continued use product" which they use for drum cleaning at their facility.
In 1999 we disposed of 325 pounds of absorbent material from clean up of petroleum oil spills/leaks. By substituting food grade hydraulic oil we have eliminated this waste stream.
During 2002 we had a one-time-only shipment of obselete paints. We now use water based paints where feasible and ship any waste paint off site for reclamation for fuel blending.

  • Comments: Elimination of fees charged for generating hazardous waste. Elimination of costs associated with shipping hazardous waste.

Details of Reductions

  • 3,600.0 - Pounds/year of   Solvent
  • 325.0 - Pounds/year of   Absorbants
Source: TCEQ

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