December 2005

US Postal Service chooses Safety-Kleen

Plano, TX— Safety-Kleen® Systems, Inc., announced it has been awarded a multi-year exclusive contract by the United States Postal Service (USPS) to provide hazardous and regulated waste management solutions.

Under this national agreement, the first of its kind, Safety-Kleen will be the sole authorized national company providing the following services:

•Oil collection and re-refining for more than 1.5 million gallons of motor oil;
•Parts cleaning and solvent disposal services;
•Containerized waste management, including oil filter recycling and disposal of absorbent materials; and,
•Vacuum services for separators, drains and trenches.

Safety-Kleen will service approximately 750 postal facilities that generate hazardous and other regulated wastes. According to Mike Fraser, Safety-Kleen vice president of National Accounts and International Sales, the USPS will receive safe and consistent waste management services by consolidating with Safety-Kleen, while also reducing costs and improving operational standards.

Fraser also noted that the USPS contract is evidence that, in today’s market, environmental services have evolved from simple collection and processing to more advanced solutions requiring multiple disposal technologies and stringent compliance activities.

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