Hazardous and Residual Materials

Audits and plans for the management of hazardous materials and residual materials, recovery of industrial residues, projects for the ecological deconstruction of buildings, training.

Typical Activities

  • Hazardous materials and waste management audits, including the preparation and implementation of integrated management plans (reduction, reuse, recovery and recycling, recovery, disposal).
  • Design and implementation of hazardous materials and waste management systems (storage sites, secure landfills, etc.).
  • Preparation of applications for certificates of authorization and permits for the operation of hazardous materials and residual materials management systems.
  • Institutional support including inventories, sector profiles, preparation of technical standards and other studies on the hazardous materials and waste management industry (transport, transfer, treatment, recovery, disposal).
  • Technical and economic studies of waste management systems (comparative technology assessment, pre-feasibility studies and feasibility of projects, case studies, etc.).

Some Relevant Projects

  • Development of an integrated residual materials management program for a federal agency, including audits in a dozen or so business locations in Canada.
  • Establishment of the hazardous waste and hazardous waste recycling industry profile in Quebec.
  • Preparation of a case study of the municipal waste management system in the City of Conakry (Guinea) for an international lending institution.
  • Experts for the management or valorization of industrial residues for various industrial customers.
  • Environmental monitoring (liquid discharges, diffuse emissions, groundwater, etc.) in a major waste landfill and recovery site in Montreal.
  • Inventory of hazardous and non-hazardous materials in a building (former hospital) targeted by an ecological deconstruction on a federal site. Assessment of costs for the disposal of hazardous materials and recovered amounts in various waste recovery streams for non-hazardous materials such as metals, raw or lightly treated wood, and concrete.