The EPA classifies hazardous waste based on flammability, corrosivity, reactivity, and toxicity. Some of these are easier to identify than others, but it’s best to err on the side of caution. Hazardous waste can appear in a variety of construction sites: electrical, excavations, lockout/tagout, welding, cutting, and walking/working surfaces to name a few. Controlling dangerous substances requires great care and when the creation of these hazards cannot be avoided, you need a professional, OSHA-compliant solution to keep your workers safe.

Storing Hazardous Waste

To start, ensure any hazardous waste is placed in separate packaging to avoid unknown reactions. If needed, a double bag to avoid any leaking, seal the bagging, then place bags into individual containers/bins. Before placing it in the bin, make sure the hazardous substance will not react with the packaging or the bin. Depending on how dangerous the substance is, it should either be kept next to where the waste was generated while being watched, or in its own area away from reactants and staff. Finally, make sure to tag the container the waste is in as hazardous so no one interacts with it.

All Hurricane™ industrial vacuum models are available with a hazardous waste package. This is ideal for asbestos, lead or contaminated soil cleanup. The hazardous waste package includes a hydraulic auger, Hepa filtration, and our patented fully automatic dust-free discharge valve. Ideal for filling hazardous waste bags inside a dumpster as shown. This makes the hazardous waste process much easier to clean, manage, and store. Learn more about how our industrial vacuums make the disposal process of hazardous waste safer by reading: How To Protect Workers When Removing Hazardous Building Materials.

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Why Choose Industrial Vacuum

Our Hurricane™ line of Industrial Vacuum is offered in a variety of styles, including trailer-mounted and skid-mounted vacuums. We are committed to providing quality, high-production vacuums through our process of manufacturing, designing, building, and testing each vacuum to exceed the standards set. While we only outline 20 reasons to choose our line of industrial vacuums over our competitors below, we believe there is an infinite amount of factors that set our equipment apart from competitors. Download “Our 20 Reasons to Choose Industrial Vacuum Over Our Competitors” below.

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Industrial Vacuums

We manufacture our Hurricane™ line of Industrial Vacuum loaders and dust collection equipment for a variety of industries including abrasive blast recovery, roof rock removal, hazardous waste removal, steel mills and shipyards. We offer a variety of styles, including trailer mounted and skid mounted vacuums.

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Vactagon HEPA Shop Vacuums

Vactagon’s industrial shop vacuum systems are powerful, yet compact enough to be adaptable to any application.

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Designed for superior performance and available in sizes between 2,000 and 60,000 CFM, the Filt Aire™ series is among the most versatile, powerful and rugged industrial dust collection systems around.

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Committed to providing quality, high-production vacuums and service from our new 50,000 square-foot Wisconsin manufacturing facility, we design, build and field test every Industrial Vacuum machine to exceed the most stringent quality standards.

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The Hurricane 500 Trailer-Mounted Vacuum is a versatile 170HP diesel or electric trailer-mounted vacuum. The best-selling model due to its compact yet powerful performance.


We can supply machines to meet your special requirements, from 50 hp to 400 hp. Plus, we have more operational experience than any other manufacturer to use in training operators at your job site.

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Trailer-Mounted Industrial Vacuums

Increased power and output of more than 35% bridges the gap between truck and trailer mounted vacuum loaders without sacrificing the compact design, maneuverability and lower costs unique to trailer mounted units.

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