EPA's Non-Hazardous Secondary Materials (NHSM) Standards

The thermal friction process is designed to meet the NHSM characteristics defined by the EPA in the production of non-waste fuel.  These are summarized as follows:

  • Byproduct is characteristically changed from the primary, original product
  • Has a meaningful fuel value
  • Destroys contaminants
  • Is converted into a valuable and useful commodity

Vanguard Recycling Solutions leverages technology that safely converts medical waste into an alternative energy source containing less than 5% moisture with a 12,000 BTU output and 100% landfill diversion.