Sanitary Service Company, Inc. (SSC), an award-winning recycling and garbage collection company, has installed a two-stage StormwateRx treatment system at the company’s 4-acre facility in Bellingham, Washington. SSC, which serves more than 45,000 residential and commercial customers, installed a Clara® stormwater separation system and an Aquip® enhanced stormwater filtration system to protect local waterways from any potential oil & grease, suspended solids or heavy metals that may flow from the site in stormwater runoff. The system has been online since October 2011 and has consistently removed target constituents to below the benchmarks.
SSC, which has been locally owned and operated since 1929, has made environmental protection a critical component of their business as a 5-Star EnviroStar, Whatcom Watershed Pledge participant, Whatcom County Waste-Wise Business, 100% Green Power business and Toward Zero Waste Pioneer. As part of their pledge to protect their local watershed and to ensure that their site was compliant with Washington State industrial permit requirements for stormwater runoff, SSC sought an above-ground stormwater treatment system that could be easily retrofitted into their existing site where garbage and recycling trucks are parked.
SSC selected StormwateRx products because they have received the Washington Department of Ecology’s conditional use level designation (CULD) approval for enhanced stormwater treatment and offered the right combination of above ground configuration and high pollutant removal for suspended solids, oil & grease and heavy metals.