On February 9th, 2010, ERMCO reached yet another milestone. Qualifying under the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, Division of Air Pollution Control TAPCR permitting guidelines, all ERMCO emission sources were exempted from air emission permits. Only city wastewater (NPDES) and state stormwater permits remain with this exemption.
ERMCO’s commitment as an environmental steward has paved the way toward meeting and exceeding the guidelines established under ISO 14001. In 2015, ERMCO installed Reflect and Duo solar systems. These combined systems can produce approximately 500 kW, which feed into the local utility lines. The lines feed the Three-Phase Operation and allow ERMCO to reduce its power requirements from the local utility.
ERMCO’s Environmental Management System serves as a benchmark for CAPS Research, a joint venture dedicated to understanding and mitigating climate impacts in the industry’s supply chain. Key environmental performance areas include greenhouse gas emissions, energy consumption, water use, waste & materials management and toxic emissions.
Since ERMCO’s inception in 1971, we’ve never used askerals or any oils containing PCBs. To this day, we regularly check for contamination and do not produce any hazardous waste streams — a result of our continued investments in new technologies and commitment to reducing our environmental footprint.
From wood pallets and scrap metals to plastic drums and reclaimed powder paint, we’re continually innovating solutions for reclaiming raw and spent materials. In addition to using higher quality absorbents, our team partners with local recyclers and carefully monitors our wastewater and stormwater.
Our dedicated team selflessly serves the community, especially in times of natural disasters — because we know the impact we make on peoples’ lives.