PTES’ El Cajon, CA facility is a unique hazardous waste 10-day storage and transfer station and equipment yard, which can hold bulk and containerized hazardous waste in secure cells for up to 10 days prior to shipment for recycling, treatment or disposal.
The use of secure cells provides a significant, logistical and safety advantage when compared to most transfer facilities which must hold waste in vehicles or trailers providing no security for the waste
other than the container in which the waste is held. In addition to the security of the waste holding cells, an additional level of security and continuous monitoring of the facility is provided for by secure remote-control gates and real time CCTV system.
Waste can be moved quickly and safely by PTES from customer generating locations and safely held at the PTES facility pending shipment to carefully selected TSDs. The central location of this facility provides key advantages in allowing rapid access to a large inventory of needed personnel and equipment with minimal logistics to support the Southern California region.
PTESSA’s Tijuana, Baja California facility is a fully permitted TSD and equipment yard. Safety and security during the temporary storage and processing of hazardous wastes are the primary concerns at the facility. This location consists of a 2,000 square meter enclosed warehouse specially built to safely store, process and bulk hazardous waste solids and liquids. PTESSA utilizes hydraulic compactors, bailers and drum crushing equipment in its facility to consolidate several chemically compatible solid waste streams destined for disposal, treatment, or recycling.
In the same manner, PTESSA also uses high-capacity pumps to bulk waste liquid streams into tanker trucks. These processes allow PTESSA to optimize freight costs and limit the use of specialized non bulk containers thus allowing it to maintain highly competitive prices for its waste management services. Some of PTESSA’s facility waste storage safety features are illustrated in the picture below: