Hazardous Removals/Cleanup

In addition to asbestos, lead, and mold remediation, Metro Environmental provides complete removal and cleanup of all types of other potentially hazardous materials and contaminated sites. The following are some of these commonly encountered materials and areas of cleanup in today's construction industry that require special expertise in handling that Metro Environmental provides.


PCB (Polychlorinated biphenyl)

PCBs are organic chlorine compounds that were mostly commonly used in caulking materials and light ballasts & capacitors. Special hazardous training is required for removal, handling, & disposal of materials containing PCBs.

More Information on PCBs in Building Materials (EPA)


Heavy Metals (RCRA-8)

The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) laws outline proper management of hazardous and non-hazardous solid wastes. Listed below are 8 metals that the EPA considers environmentally hazardous due to their corrsivity, toxicity, ignitablity, or reactivity. Sampling for these metals is required if they are suspect to exist during a renovation project and require special handling. Each has its own hazardous and dangerous characteristics and shall be treated differently.

  • Arsenic (As)
  • Barium (Ba)
  • Cadmium (Cd)
  • Chromium (Cr)
  • Lead (Pb)
  • Mercury (Hg)
  • Selenium (Se)
  • Silver (Ag)



If you have discovered other hazardous materials not specifically addressed above at your project location and need assistance in handling, removal, and/or disposal, contact Metro Environmental for free consultation and estimates.