Transport and Collection
Cleanway provides its own transport for the collection of wastes. Industrial and biomedical wastes are transported labelled and secured drums in closed transport vehicles. It is equipped with digital scales for weight determination, spill control kits, fire extinguisher and PPEs. Only properly trained personnel in the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), spill and emergency contingency procedures, will do transport and handling of hazardous wastes.
Research and Development Laboratory
This secured R&D facility exclusive for hazardous waste treatment studies is privately-funded by the corporation to accommodate a broad range of analytes. The facility is compliant to the DENR Philippines Standards adhering to all government regulatory guidelines as it maintains a highest level of service quality and data management.
A DENR-accredited laboratory offering a range of technology and expertise to analyze pH, moisture content, and heavy metal concentration using Atomic Absorption Spectrometer (AAS), solvent purity using Gas Chromatography (GC), and capacity for Toxicity Characteristic Leachate Procedure (TCLP) Tests. The facility also provides in-house monitory for effluent quality.
Storage and Warehouse
Storage is equipped with the occupational health and safety provisions such as: proper ventilation and lighting, chemical-resistant flooring, drain and spill control sumps, fire prevention and alarm systems. Follows standard rack and pallet system and adheres to guidelines in separation and storage of hazardous, non-hazardous and chemical wastes.
Solvent/Oil Recovery Facility
The solvent/oil recovery unit processes, washing solvents, contaminated isopropyl alcohol and acetone, toluene and other spent oil / solvents. It consists of a boiling chamber, heat source, condenser and solvent tanks. By batch distillation, the contaminated solvents can be processed and recovered.
Biomedical Waste Treatment
The Hydroclave, operating under the principle of steam sterilization, is a double-walled cylindrical vessel which is fitted with a motor driven shaft, to which powerful fragmenting arms are attached that rotates inside the vessel. Hydroclave provides 6log10 sterilization against bacillus stearothermophilus at 121 °C within 30 mins or 135°C within 15 mins. Jacket steam heat will completely dehydrate the waste regardless of its original moisture content. The dry sterile waste is further fine-shredded prior to a sanitary landfill disposal.
Physico-Chemical Treatment Facility
The unit detoxifies and neutralizes liquid inorganic wastes such as cyanide, hexavalent chromium, acid, alkali and chemical wastes containing heavy metals like zinc, nickel, copper and lead. It is a combination of physical treatment such as mixing, sedimentation and filtration as well as chemical treatment such as oxidation, reduction, neutralization, and precipitation. Effluent water is passed through a mixed bed filter and pH adjusted prior to discharge. Effluent will pass DENR- DAO 35 standards.
Decontamination, Deconstruction and Recovery Facility
It operates a unit of 50-HP shredder, 40-HP shredder and a baler system. Wastes, such as expired pharmaceutical and consumer goods products, plastic bottles and containers, tin cans and drums are processed. Expired and off-specs goods are destroyed directly using the equipment found in this facility. Contaminated wastes will undergo decontamination using appropriate treatment procedure prior to destruction. After quality inspection, destroyed materials are either recovered and sent to a recycling facility or landfilled.
Bulb Crushing Facility
The Bulb Eater is the machine that processes, or crushes, spent fluorescent lamps into small fragments. Bulbs are crushed by piece. The white powder as well as the mercury vapour is filtered by bulb eater filtration systems. The High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filter that captures over 99.97% of the particulate matter and carbon filter that captures the mercury vapor. The filters and crushed bulbs are encapsulated and disposed in the Secure Landfill.
Thermal Destruction Facility
It operates a unit of Cleanclave Boiler imported from the Republic of Korea. This facility is used to destroy wastes such as non-halogenated plastics, dry wastes, bad order and off-specs dry products and related types of wastes. It has state-of-the-art air filtration chamber which arrest particulates, NOx, SOx and even dioxins and furans thus producing clear and passing emissions. It is composed of the thermal chamber in which wastes are fed. The heat produced is used to generate steam by the boiler found in the system. The steam is then directed to the Hydroclave of the Biomedical Waste Treatment facility for the treatment of hospital wastes.
Wastewater Treatment Facility
A centralized wastewater treatment plant processes water from different treatment lines including effluent of Physico-chemical treatment,medical wastes treatment facility, gray water from Anaerobic Digester, domestic wastewater, leachate from landfill. It is a combination of chemical and biological treatment. Treated water undergo final polishing rocess to achieve standard parameters prior to discharge.
Solidification and Stabilization Facility
The process is applied to wastewater sludge or solid wastes containing heavy metals such as lead, arsenic, chromium, cadmium, boron, selenium and mercury. This treatment prevents the earth from being contaminated with toxic substances that may leach out from solid hazardous wastes. Toxicity Characteristic Leaching Procedure (TCLP) test is be conducted on each batch prior to disposal in a Secure Landfill.
Bioremediation / Landfarming Facility
The facility manages to degrade organic wastes and incorporate the degradation product into the soil. It is composed of bioremediation bed with high density polyethylene (HDPE) lining to prevent seepage of contaminants into the ground. A backhoe is employed to mix soil and wastes within the facility. During rainy season,
the area is covered completely to prevent soaking with rainwater. Wastes are loaded to the bioremediation bed with predetermined amount of soil. During initial mixing, inoculum is added to incorporate microorganisms into the system. The soil and waste mixture is turned every three (3) days to ensure proper degradation. Moisture and temperature are regularly monitored
Anaerobic Digester Facility
The operates two chambers that arrest oxygen to support anaerobic respiration of microorganisms that destroy organic components of wastewater i.e. milk, fats, proteins and sugar. Produced biogas, composed of methane and carbon dioxide is used to power a generator set which in turn supplies electricity needed by nearby facilities. A flaring system is added for emergency purposes. Wastes are loaded in the collection tank, that flows to the distribution tank via gravity which channels them to the two digesters. At the end of 21 days, treated wastewater comes out as gray water which is directed to the Wastewater Treatment Plant (WTP) prior to discharge. The facility also has a drying bed to remove solid particles.
The facility is used to convert solid organic wastes into soil amendment. It is composed of four composting tubs equipped with a gantry system for proper mixing. Wastes are loaded to the tubs with predetermined amount of activator and bulking agents such as green materials. During initial mixing, inoculum is added to incorporate microorganisms into the system. Moisture and temperature of the compost are regularly monitored.
Secure Landfill 1
The first secured landfill in the Philippines, it opened in 2004 and closed in 2009. It is undergoing constant monitoring. Immobilized wastes are disposed in secure landfill complete with leachate collection and treatment systems. The double high density polyethylene (HDPE) liners prevent the seepage of leachate to the soil, thereby ensuring optimum environmental safety. The floor is composed of seven layers of geosynthetic clay, geotextiles, gravel and sand. The collected leachate from the holding tank will be chanelled to the wastewater treatment plant for the removal of contaminants to ensure safe and acceptable discharge levels.
Secure Landfill 2
The first vertical-walled secured landfill in the Philippines, it opened in 2009 and due for closing in 2019. Immobilized wastes are disposed in secure landfill complete with leachate collection and treatment systems. The double high density polyethylene (HDPE) liners prevent the seepage of leachate to the soil, thereby ensuring optimum environmental safety. The floor is composed of seven layers of geosynthetic clay, geotextiles, gravel and sand. The collected leachate from the holding tank will be chanelled to the wastewater treatment plant for the removal of contaminants to ensure safe and acceptable discharge levels.
Proposed Secure Landfill 3
The facility is proposed for 2019 construction. Immobilized wastes are disposed in secure landfill complete with leachate collection and treatment systems. The double high density polyethylene (HDPE) liners prevent the seepage of leachate to the soil, thereby ensuring optimum environmental safety. The floor is composed of seven layers of geosynthetic clay, geotextiles, gravel and sand. • The collected leachate from the holding tank will be chanelled to the wastewater treatment plant for the removal of contaminants to ensure safe and acceptable discharge levels.