PCB Cleanup, Removal, Recycling, and Disposal


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PCB Cleanup, Removal, Recycling, and Disposal

CAL INC is the leading provider of PCB cleanup, removal, and disposal services in Central and Northern California. We have over 30 years experience as an environmental cleanup contractor, specializing in PCB recycling, removal, and disposal. We handle both large and small PCB projects and work with utility transformers, capacitors, circuit breakers, rectifiers, switches, light ballasts, diffusion pumps, compressors, Xray units, caulking, and other assorted liquids and solids. CAL INC can provide the full scope of services to support any PCB removal and disposal projects in Central and Northern California.

PCBs are Dangerous—Call CAL INC to Remove & Dispose of your PCBs

1 (800) 359-4467

PCBs belong to a broad family of man-made organic chemicals known as chlorinated hydrocarbons. PCBs were domestically manufactured from 1929 until their manufacture was banned in 1979. They have a range of toxicity and vary in consistency from thin, light-colored liquids to yellow or black waxy solids. Due to their non-flammability, chemical stability, high boiling point, and electrical insulating properties, PCBs were used in hundreds of industrial and commercial applications including electrical, heat transfer, and hydraulic equipment; as plasticizers in paints, plastics, and rubber products; in pigments, dyes, and carbonless copy paper; and many other industrial applications.

PCBs have been demonstrated to cause cancer, as well as a variety of other adverse health effects on the immune system, reproductive system, nervous system, and endocrine system. Removing and disposing of PCBs present in the hundreds of products they were used in is critically important to ensuring the health and safety of people when they are in proximity to products with PCBs.

Trained PCB Cleanup and Removal Professionals

Our trained staff consists of the most technically-trained PCB remediation, removal and disposal professionals in California. No matter what size PCB project, CAL INC can successfully test, clean up, remove and dispose of any material containing PCBs. Products we work with include:

  • PCB transformers recycling, removal and disposal
  • Electrical equipment recycling, removal, and disposal
  • Oil filled electrical equipment draining, removal and disposal
  • Scrap electrical equipment recycling, removal, and disposal
  • PCB oil and chemical recycling, destruction, removal and disposal
  • PCB gas meter removal and disposal

We provide the following PCB services in California:

  • PCB Sampling and analytical services per EPA protocol (SW-846)
  • Draining of PCB and PCB-contaminated electrical apparatus
  • Transformer Retrofills per 40 CFR 761
  • Rig-out of PCB and PCB-contaminated electrical equipment
  • Transportation of PCB and PCB-contaminated equipment
  • PCB and PCB-contaminated disposal per 40 CFR 761
  • PCB capacitor discharge and disposal
  • PCB and PCB-contaminated spill cleanup
  • All profiling, labeling, marking & shipping papers.

We are a Registered Hazardous Waste Transporter!

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We are also experts in Asbestos Abatement & Remediation, Lead Abatement & Removal, Mold Remediation & Removal, and we deal with many other toxic substances and hazardous materials people are exposed to every day.

Our Environmental Services division can work with you to determine the best course of action that will fully satisfy your PCB recycling, removal, and disposal needs and comply with all California and federal regulatory obligations.

PCB Recycling, Removal & Disposal for all of Northern California

We provide a complete set of PCB related services to all of Northern and Central California, including the communities of Vacaville, Fairfield, Sacramento , Richmond, San Francisco, Vallejo, Woodland, Davis, Concord, Walnut Creek, Oakland, Fremont, Stockton, Modesto, Petaluma, Santa Rosa, Napa, Redding, Red Bluff, Eureka, Berkeley, Chico, Rio Vista, Antioch, Winters, Sebastapol, Novato, San Mateo, Palo Alto, Redwood City, Livermore, San Ramon, Dublin, Tracy, Calistoga, St. Helena, Marysville, Yuba City, Oroville, San Jose, Mountain View, Cupertino, Los Gatos, Sonoma, Martinez, Antioch, Rio Vista, Pinole, San Pablo, Alameda, San Leandro, Hayward, Castro Valley, Union City, Milpitas, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Monterey, Burlingame, Rocklin, Roseville, Folsom , Rancho Cordova, Citrus Heights, Elk Grove, Galt, Lodi, Manteca, Tracy, Danville, Pleasanton, Merced, and the counties of Solano, Sacramento , Contra Costa, Alameda, Yolo, Mendocino, San Joaquin, Marin, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Stanislaus, El Dorado, Placer, Sutter, Yuba, Butte, Glenn, Lake, Tehama, Fort Bragg, Colusa, Anderson, Red Bluff, Grass Valley, Nevada City, Auburn, Placerville, Paso Robles, Salinas, Lake Tahoe, Truckee, Reno, Carson City, Morgan Hill, Gilroy and Shasta. As a Construction, Hazardous Materials, and PCB contractor in California for over 30 years, CAL INC holds licensing in the state of California in General Engineering (A), General Construction (B), Asbestos (Asb) and Hazardous Materials (Haz).

Call Us Today to Discuss Your PCB Recycling, Removal and Disposal Needs

Please call us at 1 (800) 359-4467 to learn more about our fast, reliable, and affordable PCB recycling, removal and disposal services in Central and Northern California and how we can help you keep your home, business, plant, or school healthy and safe.


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CAL INC has built a reputation for outstanding customer service by being responsive to our client's needs and accommodating to their requests. This factor, combined with our construction expertise, and our near flawless safety record, are all keys to CAL INC's success. Our safety process can be ranked among the most effective anywhere. We emphasize prevention and our safety performance statistics show that we are successful.

CAL INC is an ISNetworld member in good standing, with a passing grade to work with our clients.

ISN streamlines processes, saving time and improving safety standards. ISNetworld helps to standardize contractor management across multiple sites and geographic regions, clearly communicate requirements and expectations and exchange data with other internal systems. The result is lower incident rates and higher compliance numbers.

Our ISNetworld member number is 400-231976. If you have any questions relating to safety, please contact our Safety Manager at (707) 446-7996.


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Gold Shovel Standard (GSS) is a nonprofit organization committed to improving workforce and public safety and the integrity of buried infrastructure. GSS believes that greater transparency in all aspects of damage prevention among buried-asset operators, locators and excavators is essential to drive continuous improvement, and vital to increasingly safe working conditions and communities.

Standardized damage prevention measurements are a key part of the GSS mission, and the establishment and broad deployment of metrics are core components of Gold Shovel Standard's efforts to improve public and workforce safety. Gold Shovel Standard believes that no significant reduction in damages will be obtained unless all responsible parties (operators, excavators, locators) continuously improve, and measurements underpin continuous improvement.

What is the Gold Shovel Standard?

Every six minutes in the United States, an underground utility line is damaged during excavation work. In 2014, PG&E experienced nearly 2,000 dig-ins to our underground facilities-that's almost six dig-ins per day, resulting in $11 million in damage for the year.

In response, PG&E launched the Gold Shovel Standard, a first-of-its kind excavation safety program designed to reduce dig-ins and protect PG&E's underground gas and electric system. With safety as highest priority, PG&E developed the Gold Shovel Standard Certification process to ensure that PG&E's hired contractors adhere to the safest excavation standards. Safe excavation prevents injuries, property damage, inconvenient outages, project delays and high costs.

Certification Requirements

Contractors who wish to excavate or subcontract out excavation work for PG&E must obtain Gold Shovel Standard Certification by making a commitment to safe digging practices in accordance with the California "One Call Law" (California Government Code 4216) and the Common Ground Alliance best practices for excavation.

For more information about this program, please visit Gold Shovel Standard (GSS).

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