Temarry Recycling, Inc. is honored to announce that it has been selected to present at the 2018 California CUPA Forum Training Conference this February in San Francisco, California. The theme of this year’s conference is “20 Years: Honoring the Past, Shaping the Future.”

Temarry’s Director of Business Development, Larry Burton will give a presentation entitled “Can Hazardous Waste be a part of the Circular Economy?”

Presentation Overview

The term Circular Economy is already very common in many European nations and is being introduced here in North America. A circular economy is restorative and regenerative by design, and aims to keep product, components, and materials at their highest utility and value at all times.

The objective of this presentation is to offer training and discussion on how the Circular Economy can be implemented in the current hazardous waste industry to achieve the highest level of sustainability.




As the name implies, a product is manufactured, consumed and then re-manufactured instead of disposed of.  The intent is to extend the original life and purpose of that product as well as the value of the natural resources used in its manufacture.

The potential life cycle of Acetone is an example. The product is manufactured and sold to an auto body shop to be used for its solvent properties. The auto body shop uses the acetone to clean paint guns and flush lines. It becomes spent.

Hazardous waste hauler picks it up and manifests it to a facility that has the ability to re-manufacture the spent acetone into a product that can be sold back into the market place to be used for those same solvent properties.

Is This a Newly Recognized Paradigm Worth Pursuing?

Solvent-Distillation-1.jpgFor years the manufacturing community has sought out ways to reduce carbon footprint, eliminate landfill waste and improve sustainability. Often times, that comes at a higher manufacturing cost, if at all. By coupling together multiple technologies in a closed loop recycling system the objectives can be achieved, typically at a lower cost to the generator.

Temarry Recycling is one facility serving the Western U.S. that has embraced the Circular Economy concept by coupling together multiple technologies in a closed loop recycling facility to eliminate landfill waste and remanufacture industrial solvents for their intended purpose.

Waste to Energy - converts high BTU organic solids to steam to be used as energy on site.

Solvent Distillation - utilizes the steam from WTE as energy to power the recovery stills. By distillation, spent solvents are re-manufactured and sold back into industry for their original solvent properties.


What Will Attendees Learn?


  • An introduction to the Circular Economy concept and how it can be applied – 10 minutes
  • The paradigm of H061 fuel blending compared to the Circular Economy paradigm – 10 minutes
  • Instruction and discussion on technologies of solvent distillation, waste to energy, water treatment and fuel blending. – 20 minutes
  • How these technologies can be used together to reduce carbon footprint and achieve the highest level of sustainability. – 20 minutes
  • How is it legal to ship hazardous waste to Mexico? – 20 minutes
  • Cradle to grave liability – 15 minutes
  • Open Questions – 10-15 minutes


About Larry Burton


Larry-Burton-Temarry.jpgLarry Burton has over 25 years of experience in the Hazardous Waste Industry including incineration, distillation, energy recovery and service distribution in the United States and Mexico. 

As the Director of Business Development for Temarry Recycling, Inc., Larry helps hazardous waste generators and hazardous waste transporters operating in the Western United States understand the tremendous benefits of legally transporting their hazardous waste streams to Mexico and how to achieve carbon footprint reduction and achieve real sustainability via Temarry’s True Recycling process.

California CUPA Annual Unified Program Conference


2018-California-CUPA-Forum.pngThe California Certified Unified Program Agency (CUPA) Forum Board in association with the California Environmental Protection Agency, it’s boards, offices and departments; the Office of the State Fire Marshal and the Office of Emergency Services will hold its 20th Annual Unified Program Conference on February 5 – 8, 2018 at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport located at 1333 Old Bayshore Hwy, Burlingame, CA, 94010.

Mr. Burton’s presentation will be held on Monday, February 5, 2018 from 3:00 pm to 4:45 pm.

If you are interested in learning more about Larry’s presentation, sign up quickly since space will be limited.

Image Credit: Photo by Håkan Dahlström | CC BY

Matt Songer

Matt Songer

Matt Songer is the CEO of Temarry Recycling, Inc.

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