Last Updated
Facility Physical Address

8525 N.E. 38th St.
Kansas City, MO 64161-9427
United States

MoDNR Contact Name
Abby Sawyer
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Facility Contact(s)
Heritage Environmental Services LLC
Facility Contact Name
Michael Wertz
Facility Contact Phone Number

Permanent Hard Copy Location(s)

Location of hard copies of regulatory mechanism(s) and any modifications, reports and other supporting documents.

Missouri Department of Natural Resources, Elm Street Conference Center, Jefferson City, MO 65102 (Submit a Sunshine Law Request to review or obtain copies of the department's files.)

No EPA Hardcopy Location.

    Background/ History

    The Heritage Environmental Services Inc. site is located on about 4.5 acres at 8525 NE 38th St. in Kansas City, Missouri. The facility was first built in 1986 by a company named ILWD Inc. In late 1986, ILWD changed its name to Heritage Environmental Services. Since early 1988, Heritage has operated a commercial hazardous waste treatment and storage facility that acts as an “in-between” facility. Heritage transports a variety of hazardous waste produced by other hazardous waste generators to their facility. Heritage then blends the waste to produce supplemental fuels for energy recovery and stores it in containers or tanks until shipped off-site to cement kilns and other permitted facilities to be used as fuel. Wastes that cannot be fuel blended are collected and stored until Heritage ships it to other facilities designed and permitted to handle that waste. 

    Heritage operates under two hazardous waste permits, one issued by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources and one issued by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), originally issued in 1992. The department reissued the Missouri Hazardous Waste Management Facility Part I Permit, effective Sept. 27, 2006. EPA reissued the Hazardous and Solid Waste Amendments Part II Permit, effective Oct. 30, 2006. Under the permits, Heritage is allowed to store hazardous wastes in containers and tanks.

    Cleanup Summary

    The permits issued to Heritage require them to investigate and clean up releases of hazardous waste and hazardous constituents to the environment at their facility resulting from present and past hazardous waste handling practices. Investigations conducted in 1990, concluded that corrective action was not necessary at the site at that time. In 2005, Heritage investigated a potential area of concern due to a trailer fire inside the facility processing building, which caused firewater to escape the building. Potentially impacted soil at the facility was tested in 2006. It was determined that no further corrective action was necessary. 

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    Listed below are the currently effective regulatory mechanism(s) and any modifications, institutional controls and any supporting documents regarding this property that the department currently has available in electronic form. The department realizes some of the electronic files can be quite large, which may result in long download times for individuals with slow internet connections. If you have any problems accessing these documents, please contact the department’s Waste Management Program by telephone at 573-751-5401 or 800-361-4827, or by email at

    You can review printed copies of all regulatory agreements, reports and other supporting documents at the department’s Elm Street Conference Center in Jefferson City, Missouri. To review or obtain copies of the department’s files, please submit a Sunshine Law Request.

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