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GLRPPR Sector Resource: Reducing Water and Metal Discharges at Ace Plating Company

Reducing Water and Metal Discharges at Ace Plating Company

Ace Plating Company is a small Chicago job shop offering a variety of decorative electroplating finishes including various types of brass, nickel, bronze and copper. In late 1994, Ace was notified that in addition to its regular water and sewer costs, they would also be required to pay an annual "metals loading" charge. For the first year, this chrage exceeded $16,000. In light of this new fee and what appeared to be ever-changing environmental regulations, Ace sought assistance from the Illinois Waste Managment and Research Center (WMRC) to develop ways to reduce disposal costs and minimize environmental liability. In 1995, with WMRC's assistance, the management at Ace launched an aggressive effort to use environmentally responsible practices and procedures in all of its business operations. This factsheet provides an overview of this project and its preliminary results. (Length: 2 pages)


Illinois Waste Mangement and Research Center

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Fact sheet/checklist

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