Environmental Services Inc. (Sumas) is a full service waste management
and environmental services company specializing in all phases of site
remediation, industrial and hazardous waste management and pollution
Services provided by Sumas include the off-site treatment and disposal
of contaminated soil and industrial and hazardous wastes and sludges,
to turnkey site remediation and clean up. Sumas is the preferred service
company for providing a once-and-for-all solution to your environmental
and waste treatment needs. With four treatment facilities in Western
Canada, Sumas is able to provide a broad range of services to our
customers, which include:
Site Remediation and Environmental Contracting, including excavation,
UST removals, transportation of contaminated soil, implementation
of remedial measures such as onsite bio-cells, vapour extraction,
groundwater treatment, soil and sludge stabilization and thermal oxidation.
Treatment and Disposal for contaminated soil including Special
Waste at the Abbotsford and Burnaby facilities. Sumas also operates
temporary bio-cell in several municipal landfills in Western Canada
for the treatment of hydrocarbon contaminated soil.
and Industrial Wastes Treatment and Disposal including solids,
sludges and contaminated water at the Burnaby and Alberta facilities.
Services, Equipment Rental, and Emergency Response includes
confined space entry and industrial tank and equipment cleaning,
wastewater treatment equipment rental, and the dispatch of trained
emergency response personnel and Sumas owned equipment such as pumps,
loaders, excavators, and vacuum truck to the site of the spill.
Sumas operates four waste treatment facilities: Abbotsford and Burnaby,
BC, and Edmonton and Big Valley, Alberta.
The Abbotsford facility provides for the ex-situ biological
treatment of hydrocarbon contaminated soil. The soil bioremediation
facility has been audited and approved by most environmental consulting
companies in BC.
facility is permitted by B.C. MoE for handling various hazardous
wastes through incineration, stabilization and bioremediation. These
include TDG Classes 2 to 9, hydrocarbon contaminated soil, water
and waste oil.
facility is a hazardous waste transfer station permitted by Alberta
Environmental Protection for all classes of hazardous wastes.
Valley facility can handle all types of heavily contaminated
solids and sludges such as oilfield waste filters and tank bottoms.
Contracting & Remediation Services
believes in being part of the solution.
Sumas Environmental Services Inc. (Sumas) is the only environmental
service company in Western Canada to independently offer a wide range
of options, including site remediation, on and off-site water treatment,
on and off-site soil remediation and disposal, and hazardous waste
transportation, treatment and disposal. Our commitment to providing
reliable pricing, our vast experience in handling and safely disposing
a wide variety of waste materials, and our ability to independently
offer such a diverse range of equipment and technical expertise in-house
sets Sumas apart from other environmental service company.
on Health and Safety
Sumas is dedicated to protect the safety and health of our employees
and the public against injury and illness from accidents occurring
on and off the job site. To achieve this, Sumas has established a
health and safety program that implements occupational safety and
health concepts. Further, Sumas implements stringent protocols for
its employees or other sub contractors working under the Sumas umbrella.
Implementation of such a program is only effective when all employees
are fully aware of the protocols and procedures. Sumas strives to
achieve this end by implementing worker / management safety meetings
and the most up to date training for all its staff and employees.
maintains a highly trained workforce and has extensive experience
in dealing with a wide variety of chemicals. Our mandatory training
for all personnel includes WHMIS, TDGR and personal protection equipment
(PPE). Select personnel are also trained in OSHA and emergency first
aid response. This commitment to staff training has earned us an
impeccable safety record.
Sumas is committed to providing clients with reliable pricing for
projects. Sumas has the experience and technical expertise to accurately
appraise projects and assemble a work and project team to offer the
best possible execution of the project requirements. This includes
providing contingency pricing for possible situations that are foreseen
to arise during the course of the work. Once the project objectives
are determined, Sumas will ensure that the project is completed on
time and on budget through well established time and cost management
Equipment and Service
Sumas independently maintains a fleet of diverse equipment necessary
for the many complicated tasks involved in on-site environmental contracting.
It also offers a wide range of off-site waste disposal and treatment
options. This makes Sumas the ideal choice for all environmental contracting
requirements from UST decommissioning to excavation dewatering and
Environmental provides the full range of services needed to solve
the environmental problems facing industry today. For additional
information, or to find out more about Sumas, please do not hesitate
to contact us.
of Remediation Services
Excavation, Treatment & Disposal
Tank (UST) Decommissioning
Construction & Management
Supply & Rental
Excavation, Treatment and Disposal
permitted Sumas owned special waste and hazardous waste facilities
ensure liability removal through highest level of quality control
during handling, treatment, and final disposal in line with all regulatory
Environmental Services Inc. (Sumas) is the only full service environmental
contractor in western Canada to independently offer the full range
of environmental services in-house, including site remediation,
on- and off-site water treatment, on- and off-site soil remediation
and disposal, and hazardous waste treatment and disposal.
provides excavation plans for a variety of removal/remediation action
projects with an emphasis on minimizing cost, disruption of facility
operations, and overall excavation of soil by evaluating contaminant
distribution and geological characteristics with the consultants.
of detailed excavation plans includes an evaluation of available
subsurface data to determine the most appropriate method of removal.
Depending on site-specific considerations, a variety of methods
may be employed to facilitate the excavation including selective
excavation, bench excavation, slot cutting or mass production excavation.
Excavation procedures are designed to accommodate slope stability,
lateral earth pressure, and potential surcharge from adjacent structures.
Sumas also employs field screening techniques to assist in the segregation
of impacted soils during excavation to consistently strive for volume
reduction and to maximize reuse of suitable soils on-site.
operates and maintains a diverse fleet of equipment such as vacuum
trucks, excavators, loaders, trucks, and various water treatment
systems. Sumas personnel are highly technical and fully trained
with years of experience in environmental and remediation services.
By providing all services in house, Sumas can manage costs on time
and ensure that the project is completed on time in the most cost
The presence of shallow groundwater or potential fluctuation in the
groundwater table is a further consideration in an excavation. In
cases where shallow groundwater contamination is present, Sumas has
developed excavation dewatering and/or containment techniques that
provide cost-effective measures in mitigating groundwater intrusion
during soil removal activities.
Sumas is a leading Western Canadian waste management and environmental
service company specializing in waste treatment, site remediation
and pollution prevention. These services include off-site treatment
of contaminated soil, industrial and hazardous waste and wastewater,
at our four treatment facilities in British Columbia and Alberta.
Because Sumas can handle the full range of wastes in house, it has
become one of the leaders in the environmental industry in Western
Canada. Through its expansion of strategically located facilities
and the diversity of innovative waste treatment systems, Sumas is
extending its high standards of customer service through expanded
As a full service company with in-house disposal options, and responsible
for providing the full range of environmental services both on- and
off-site, Sumas can easily manage its operations and in turn keep
prices low. By offering high QA/QC standards, and cost management
programs, Cost Control can lead to savings for our clients.
Sumas operates its own permitted hazardous waste treatment facilities
and transfer throughout British Columbia and Alberta. Wastes generated
during clean-up or from industrial operations, can be immediately
removed from the spill site and transferred to any one of our permitted
Special Waste Hazardous Waste transfer stations, where Sumas will
legally accept title to the waste. This mitigates long term liability
of our clients.
Sumas is dedicated to liability removal through treatment.
Vapor extraction is a highly effective method for treating volatile
and semi-volatile organic compounds in soil. The vapor extraction
treatment process can be accomplished in-situ depending on contaminant
distribution and geological characteristics. The treatment process
involves the installation of extraction wells, and in some cases injection
wells, and applying a vacuum to the soils in the contaminated region.
Light petroleum hydrocarbons and VOCs are transferred to the vapor
phase by induction of a negative pressure air stream.
is extracted by a vacuum blower or a vacuum pump. By creating negative
pressure gradients in a series of zones within the soil, an airflow
is induced which causes volatilization of the volatile hydrocarbons.
The VOC laden air stream, together with the entrained moisture and
dust, is extracted from the impacted soil to a vapor extraction
system (VES). VOCs in the vapor stream are treated using granulated
activated carbon, catalytic/thermal oxidation, or internal combustion
also conducts in-situ remediation through dual phase vapor-liquid
extraction process also referred to as Bioslurping. Bioslurping
is an innovative in-situ remediation technology that utilizes an
applied vacuum to recover Light Non-aqueous Phase Liquids (LNAPL)
through small diameter recovery piping (Slurp-tube) while simultaneously
biodegrading adsorbed phase hydrocarbons in the vadose zone due
to the inherent replenishment of oxygen that occurs. Aerobic conditions
created by the addition of atmospheric oxygen creates a "bioreactor"
degrading the smear zone contaminants in-situ.
and bioventing are proven in-situ remediation technology that have
been successfully applied in many site remediation projects involving
petroleum hydrocarbons. Sumas has mobile, skid-mounted units for
rapid deployment, and the design/construct capabilities to accommodate
a variety of project requirements.
Tank (UST) Decommissioning
Sumas has successfully decommissioned hundreds of above ground and
below ground storage tanks ranging in size from 1000 litres to 250,000
litres. Our complete service includes the removal and disposal by
Sumas owned vacuum trucks of residual waste in the tanks, excavation
and removal of the tank, followed by cleaning and recycling/disposal
of the tanks.
where contaminants are discovered, this will be removed by selective
excavation and removal of the contaminated soil. The contaminated
soil is placed in on-site bio-cells for treatment or loaded on trucks
for off-site disposal at one of the Sumas owned facilities. Upon
confirmation by the consultant that all contamination is removed,
the excavation is backfilled, the fill compacted, and the site returned
to existing surroundings.
Sumas Environmental Services Inc. (Sumas) operates its own vacuum
trucks to efficiently and cost effectively remove and transport liquid
and semi solid waste materials (both hazardous and non-hazardous)
from excavation, surface impoundment, dip tanks, chemical and fuel
storage tanks, and other vessels. We also provide cleanup and sludge
removal services for sumps and interceptors on a as needed or milk
vacuum trucks are used in remediation work such as removal of fuels
and sludge, drilling mud, excavation dewatering, and waste water
removal. The content (wastewater, fuel, semi-solid waste, etc.)
is transported to Sumas owned facilities for further treatment and/or
disposal. The trucks are also used during industrial cleaning and
high pressure washing of industrial equipment and chemical and fuel
Sumas can design, build and operate water treatment systems for a
number of applications, from industrial wastewater, to pump and treat
systems at contaminated sites. Sumas also has a full range of water
treatment equipment for rental.
Environmental Services Inc. (Sumas) is the only full service environmental
contractor in western Canada to independently offer such a wide
range of services as site remediation, on- and off-site water treatment,
on and off site remediation at disposal, and hazardous waste treatment
Sumas maintains and operates a fully permitted water treatment system
at its Burnaby facility. The Burnaby water treatment system can effectively
treat and remove a variety of contaminants from hydrocarbons to heavy
metals from wastewater. Sumas provides our clients with competitive
pricing for the off site treatment and disposal of contaminated water,
which eliminates the often complicated process of obtaining and sire-specific
components include gravity phase separation, filter press, pH adjustment,
heavy metal flocculation and settling, and carbon filtration. Upon
completion of treatment and confirmatory analysis, the water is
discharged to the GVRD Sanity Sewer. The discharge is monitored
on a regular basis and fully permitted by the GVRD under permit
Our extensive waste treatment experience can be used to your benefit
through our on-site water treatment systems. Sumas owns and maintains
a rental fleet of on site water treatment equipment that can be mobilized
to the site quickly and efficiently. Our systems are modular, so required
components can easily be loaded onto transport vehicles and moved
to your site quickly and efficiently. Also, different components can
be tailored to meet the precise project treatment needs efficiently
and cost effectively. Any redundant equipment can easily be decommissioned
to reduce the financial burden on the project.