Thermaldyne's 250 Mile Radius is lifted


With Thermaldyne’s excellent track record for compliance and the environment, their 250 mile radius has expanded that to receive product from the United States.

Thermaldyne currently operates pursuant to a VRF Variance. Oil-bearing hazardous secondary material (OBHSM) transported to Thermaldyne’s Port Allen facility for reclamation that meets specified criteria is thereby excluded from the definition of a solid waste (and by extension a hazardous waste). The variance allows facilities to send material on a bill of lading (BOL) as an excluded material.

Per the VRF Variance, Thermaldyne is authorized to accept oil-bearing material from refineries and related industries.

Does Verified Recycling Exclusion (VRE) apply since EPAs 2018 DSW rule?

As you may have read, the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ) adopted the 2015 version of EPA’s Definition of Solid Waste (DSW) rule on June 20, 2017. See, HW118 in the Louisiana Register.

This rule provided, in part, that hazardous secondary material that is generated and then transferred to a verified reclamation facility (VRF) for the purpose of reclamation is not a solid waste provided that certain criteria are satisfied.

About Thermaldyne

With increasing landfilling liability and growing federal and state regulations, oil companies today must look for a sustainable alternative when managing their materials. Add in the desire for sustainable solutions, and the industry is void of options.

Enter Thermaldyne, a sustainable, clean, proven, and accepted process to treat refinery materials.

Defining what sustainability means for oil reclamation

Thermaldyne is an Environmental Solutions Company providing Sustainable Solutions for petroleum hydrocarbon management through Innovative Recovery Techniques utilizing proven thermal and mechanical processes.

Thermaldyne offers refineries access to one of the largest thermal desorption and separation plants in the USA. Focused solely on treating refinery and related materials, our services are designed to help your plant increase its sustainability by diverting your oil bearing materials from landfills to our plant, where they will be treated using our compliant, clean and efficient reclamation processes. 

Our Solution

Reclamation Process

Our goal is total transparency from the day your materials arrive at our plant until the moment the material is recycled and shipped for reuse. Once Thermaldyne begins managing the material, it uses dewatering and/or indirect thermal desorption processes to separate oil bearing material into treated water, clean oil, and solids.


We’re proud to be fully permitted at all levels to accept recyclable oil bearing materials in a compliant, clean and efficient manner. What Thermaldyne’s facility is capable of is unlike anything else in the region.

Thermaldyne's processes reclaim oil from oil bearing materials more efficiently and effectively than any other methodology, treating solid materials with zero incineration, and recycling these materials in innovative and sustainable ways.

Safety and compliance

Thermaldyne’s operations have been audited and inspected. We take pride in a rigorous protocol that is in full compliance with local state and federal regulatory standards. Thermaldyne has a comprehensive emergency management plan and are  committed to keeping safety as our number one priority.

Learn More About Thermaldyne

Download our Company Brochure to learn more about Thermaldyne, our solution, equipment and sustainability.

Introducing Thermaldyne Brochure


Thermaldyne, an environmental solutions company, uses innovative technologies to reclaim oil bearing materials in a sustainable, clean and efficient manner that saves a company time, money and resources. The company’s reclamation plant design separates oil bearing materials into treated water, reclaimable oil and recyclable solids. Thermaldyne’s leadership team comprises professionals with decades of experience in the environmental management and oil and gas industries.


EPA’s 2018 Definition of Solid Waste Rule and its Effect in Louisiana -

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