One of the most significant types of waste that metalworking companies produce is foundry sand. What you do with your excess sand can have important consequences for your company and for the environment. If your company is involved with metalworking and you need a reliable waste sand recycling solution in Pennsylvania, Maryland or other Mid-Atlantic states like NY, NJ, Delaware, Virginia or West Virginia, contact ERC.
What Is Foundry Sand?
Foundry sand is the sand that companies that make metal parts use to make their casting molds. This sand can be reused, but eventually, it reaches the end of its life cycle and is replaced by new sand. When foundry sand testing reveals the sand is spent, it is discarded. If the company does not have a foundry waste sand recycling plan in place, that old sand can end up in a landfill.
ERC for Foundry Sand Recycling
As a waste management company that prides itself on sustainable waste disposal solutions, we take foundry sand recycling very seriously. The EPA believes much more foundry sand can be safely reused than the current amount, which is about three million tons out of the 10 million tons that companies generate each year. We are fully equipped to perform foundry sand recycling. We also recycle sandblasting sand and recycle glass from sandblasting for those companies that perform these operations.
By recycling your foundry sand with ERC, you are affirming your company’s commitment to reducing its carbon footprint and minimizing the effects of industry on the environment. While it is possible for metal working companies to recycle their own foundry sand, the process is a bit more complicated than it may seem. Without the right equipment and training, more sand than necessary may be lost. There may also be regulations surrounding the use and recycling of foundry sands that your company may not be aware of.
At ERC, we are an experienced waste management company with full-service solutions to all your waste management problems, from liquid waste to sludge to sand. We can take your foundry sand off your hands and repurpose it, so you never have to worry about it or its effects on the environment again.