Achieving a balance between the environment and the economy

ETC is the leading trade association representing all sectors of the industrial hazardous waste treatment, transport, storage and disposal industry.


Protecting Our Environment

Without proper recycling, detoxification, or disposal, hazardous wastes could be a major source of pollution and a threat to our lives and the natural environment.

The Environmental Technology Council presents this information to better inform you about the advanced technologies used to protect the environment, and the latest policy issues that concern the proper management of hazardous wastes in the United States.

Hot Issues




Sustainability stewardship must be a core aspect of business operations.


High Temperature Incineration

Incinerators such as rotary kilns thermally destroy wastes.


Secure Landfill Disposal

Landfills for hazardous wastes have synthetic liner systems for full containment.

Featured Articles



Advanced Technologies

Learn about technologies used in waste disposal…


What Is Hazardous Waste?

How to know if waste is hazardous.


Recycle, Reuse, Recover

Many hazardous materials can be recycled…


Health & Safety

ETC member companies participate in the OSHA Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) which promotes worksite safety and health.  In the VPP, companies work with OSHA to implement a comprehensive safety and health management system.

The VPP recognize employers and workers who have implemented effective safety and health management systems and maintain injury and illness rates below national Bureau of Labor Statistics averages for their respective industries. In VPP, management, labor, and OSHA work cooperatively and proactively to prevent fatalities, injuries, and illnesses through a system focused on: hazard prevention and control; worksite analysis; training; and management commitment and worker involvement. To participate, employers must submit an application to OSHA and undergo a rigorous onsite evaluation by a team of safety and health professionals. VPP participants are re-evaluated every three to five years to remain in the programs.

James Williams

Environmental Technology Council Names James A. Williams as its New Executive Director

Washington, D.C. – James A. Williams has been named the new Executive Director of the Environmental Technology Council (ETC) and will take the helm effective January 1, 2022. For the past 11 years, James served as Vice President of Government Affairs. While his new role will focus on the day-to-day management operations of the ETC, he will also continue to lead the association’s federal advocacy efforts. He will be replacing David R. Case who has served as Executive Director for the past 20 years. Mr. Case will continue serving as General Counsel for the ETC.

Read more about the new Executive Director.