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Hazardous Waste Removal Offered By ADCO Services

ADCO Is America's Hazardous Waste Dipsosal Company

Hazardous Waste Disposal and Radioactive Waste Disposal Is What We Do


One of the United States' first radioactive waste brokers is ADCO Services which was incorporated in the State of Illinois in 1965 making ADCO one of America's oldest radioactive waste disposal companies. Located in the Chicago, IL area; ADCO Services' Illinois location allows us to offer radioactive waste brokerage disposal services and radioactive waste transportation as well as hazardous waste and materials transportation and disposal to the entire continental United States in a timely manner.

ADCO Services, Inc. only uses its sister company ADCOM Express, Inc. to transport radioactive waste and hazardous waste materials. Vehicles used for pick-ups / transport jobs are made using only well maintained company owned vehicles which are fully licensed and insured.

With ADCO Services, Inc. serving over 10,000 different customers nationwide since our incorporation in 1965, it's no wonder ADCO has become known in the radioactive and hazardous waste community for its unsurpassed customer service, on-time pick-ups, and efficient waste disposal methods. Through the development of relationships with various waste processors nationwide, ADCO Services, Inc. has aggressively worked to combat ever rising costs related to disposing of radioactive and hazardous wastes and we offer our customers only the most cost effective/competitive prices to dispose of their waste available on the market today.

ADCO Services' radioactive waste disposal services offered provides a wide range of radiological services that ensure full compliance with all USDOT, NRC, state, and local regulations through a network of approved and certified disposal vendors.

Common Waste Streams Serviced for Disposal With ADCO

Healthcare / Hospital Waste Disposal

  • Uranium and Thorium compounds (acetates, nitrates)

  • Smoke detectors

  • Radioactive standards and solutions

  • Radioactive scintillation vials

  • Exit signs

  • Biological specimens

  • Mixed waste

  • Contaminated Dry-Active Waste (DAW) (Paper, Plastic, Glass)

  • Aqueous Liquids

Academic (Research) / Laboratory Waste Disposal

  • Uranium and Thorium compounds (acetate, nitrate)

  • Smoke detectors

  • Biological specimens

  • Exit signs

  • Radioactive sources

  • Scintillation fluid

  • Electronic equipment containing radioactive sources

  • Mixed waste

  • Animal Carcasses / Non-Carcasses (Bedding/Feces)

  • Lab Equipment (ie. Scintillation Counters, Meters, etc.)

Pharmaceutical Waste Disposal

  • Radioactive scintillation vials

  • Biological specimens

  • Radioactive standards and solutions

  • Mixed waste

Utility / Industrial Waste Disposal

  • Exit signs

  • Smoke detectors

  • Radioactive sources

  • Electronic equipment containing radioactive sources

  • NORM (Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material)

Petrochemical Waste Disposal

  • NORM (Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material)

  • Radioactive standards and solutions

  • Flammable Liquids

  • Mixed Waste


Chemical / Hazardous Waste / Non - Hazardous Waste Disposal

  • Mixed wastes

  • Uranium and Thorium compounds (Acetates, Nitrates)

  • Radioactive standards and solutions

  • Radioactive sources

  • Chems

  • Flammable liquid waste

  • Corrosive liquid waste

  • Toxic liquid waste

  • Oxidizers

  • Sludge waste

  • Paint related wastes

  • TCLP heavy metals

  • Environmentally hazardous substance waste

  • Off spec products

  • Oil and oily rag waste

  • Flammable solid waste

Municipal, State, Provincial, and Federal laboratories and institutions

  • Uranium and thorium compounds (acetate, nitrate)

  • Smoke detectors

  • Biological specimens

  • Exit signs

  • Radioactive sources

  • Scintillation fluid

  • Electronic equipment containing radioactive sources

  • Mixed waste

  • NORM (Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material)

  • Radioactive standards and solutions

ADCO Employee Training

At ADCO Services, Inc. you will take comfort in knowing that all employees undergo a rigorous training program at time of employment to assure thorough comprehension of the radioactive and hazardous waste industry. New hires immediately are sent through a one week course in-house presented by ADCO Services' radiation safety officer to ensure thorough knowledge of the radioactive waste industry. Once the radiation portion of the training is complete, new hires are then sent to a 40-hour HAZWOPER training course. This training is then followed up by additional in-house training where employees will receive hands on training "in the field" as well as D.O.T. training before they are released into the field on their own. All employees involved in the pricing, paperwork preparation, handling, treatment and dismantling, as well as transporting of wastes also receive annual 8 hour refresher training programs.

All personnel involved in handling, pricing, shipping, and treating of wastes receive training in the following:

40 CFR-U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

  • Uniform Hazardous Waste Manifest Preparation

  • Identification and classification of waste

49 CFR-Department of Transportation Regulations

  • Shipping Paper/Manifesting Requirements

  • Package Markings and Labeling

  • Vehicle Placarding

  • Determining U.S. D.O.T. Shipping Names

  • Emergency Response Situations

  • Radiation and Contamination Limits

  • ALARA (As Low as Reasonably Achievable)

10 CFR-U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Regulations

  • Acceptable Waste Forms

  • Waste Classifications

  • LLRW Manifesting NRC 540, 541, 542

  • Waste Profiling

Services Offered By ADCO

  • Advising of ways to develop and implement cost saving measures to deal with radioactive and hazardous wastes.

  • Perform site specific evaluations of waste processing and disposal options available for your waste.

  • Free quotations.

  • Understanding and application of ever changing regulatory requirements.

  • Negotiate prices with various waste processors to offer generators the lowest prices possible for the disposal of radioactive and hazardous wastes.

  • Offer the option of shipping direct from a generator's facility to the disposal site.

  • Allow our customers the option of being added as "additionally insured" to ADCO Services' liability insurance plan.

  • Perform hazardous and radioactive waste management services such as: waste classification, paper packing, manifesting, lab packing waste, packing of waste, transportation, treatment, and waste disposal.

  • Provide supplies such as barrels/drums, bags, boxes, superfine (absorbent), etc. for your waste stream needs.

  • Assist generators in the process of attaining all necessary permits required for shipping waste.

  • Employ only highly qualified technicians and or chemists or radiation safety officers (RSOs) to package, survey, and transport radioactive and hazardous wastes.

  • Only transport waste on well maintained/modern ADCOM Express, Inc. owned vehicles which are only operated by ADCOM Express' personnel.

  • Offer source removal / disposal services.

  • Offer certificates of destruction/disposition for wastes shipped.

  • Arrange mutually agreeable shipment dates with generators.

  • Offer various payment options such as: direct billing, credit card acceptance, wire transfer, or payment by check.

ADCO Services' Personnel


All ADCO Services' drivers/technicians receive periodic drug screening under ADCO Services' zero tolerance policy. All ADCOM Express, Inc. drivers are required to be at least 25 years of age, obtain a class A or B CDL and are required to maintain a clean M.V.R., and D.O.T. compliant log books which are routinely checked by upper management and U.S.D.O.T. inspectors. Drivers are responsible for the general maintenance of ADCOM Express, Inc. vehicles and are trained in general up-keep of company owned vehicles.


At ADCO Services we are proud to say that our staff of friendly technicians/drivers have logged over 1,000,000 miles cumulatively without incident driving in even the most challenging of cities to drive in such as: Los Angeles, New York City, Boston, and Washington DC!


At ADCO Services, our drivers/technicians are proficient in the fields of: customer service, permitting, registration requirements, load securing and inspection, paperwork preparation, D.O.T. 49 CFR requirements, N.R.C. 10 CFR 20, 61, and 71 requirements, and E.P.A. RCRA in 40 CFR.

Office Personnel/Management

In-house personnel are thoroughly trained in the industry and are able to answer general questions that customers may have. Management is thoroughly trained in all fields of radioactive and hazardous waste management and a manager is always on duty during normal business hours.


All in-house personnel receive the same training as techs upon commencement of employment and also receive annual refresher courses dealing with radioactive and hazardous wastes.

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ADCO Services, Inc. Normal Hours of Operation:

Monday Through Friday 

8:30 AM - 5:00 PM (Central Time)


New Years Day

Presidents Day

Good Friday

Memorial Day

Independence Day

Labor Day

Thanksgiving Day

Black Friday (Day After Thanksgiving)

Christmas Eve

Christmas Day

New Years Eve

ADCO Services' Headquarters Mailing Address:

PO Box 413

Tinley Park, IL 60477

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