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LEL Environmental has been providing waste management solutions for 20+ years. We are committed to the highest environmental, health, and safety standards and have a reputation for providing innovative, sustainable alternatives to our clients. 

Spent Catalyst Recycling

LEL Environmental provides recycling, recovery, and disposal of spent catalysts and other metal-bearing wastes. We ensure the safe and environmentally sound reclaiming of metals to maximize the potential for reuse and production of new catalysts or other high-purity products.

Using analytical chemistry and characteristic testing, we offer convenient cost-effective options and accept receipt of material in a variety of ways—drum, totes, bulk transport, and vessel. Our experienced staff is knowledgeable with federal and state regulations that govern hazardous waste transportation.

Our spent catalyst recycling services include:

  • Reclamation
  • Recovery or reuse
  • Identification of suitable product
  • Transfer agent
  • Support of transport, packaging, and transfer of product


Environmental Impact
Spent catalysts contain 40–64% chromium, primarily in the forms of chromium oxide and chromium fluoride, which are hazardous solid wastes. Proper handling of product containing these elements will ensure that toxic materials are not released into the soil, air, and water.

Financial Impact
Spent catalyst recycling allows producers to demonstrate ethical practices that align to environmental law, avoiding violations and ensuing fees. Recycling also provides an opportunity to recover costs through reuse or new product production.

Legal Responsibilities
Companies or individuals who violate state and federal regulation regarding hazardous waste management are subject to increasing stringent consequences. For more information about federal policy on hazardous waste management click here.

LEL Environmental is committed to a high standard of ethics focused on environmentally friendly practices. Our experienced spent catalysts recycling consultants use a step-by-step approach to develop customized solutions for each customer.