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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



Description:

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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