The profile is the centerpiece for all aspects of the disposal process at PPV. It ties in the key information, load certification, constituents, and characterization amongst administrative details.


We have made the profiling process very an easy process for your company or the companies you represent.


Amid changes with permitting with the City of Portland in 2015, we have significantly upgraded the profiling system.


PPV has a Significant Categorical Industrial User Wastewater Discharge Permit as a Centralized Wastewater Treatment Plant (CWT).

Waste Information Profile

What is a WIP?

A WIP is a Waste Information Profile form. We have different variations of this form to simplify waste characterization for specific loads.


When do you need a WIP?

A WIP is required for any load that enters our facility. Some WIPs are characterized for every distinct load, some WIPs can be used over a period of time if the material is characterized the same.


Where do I get and submit the WIP?

Email your WIP and analytical information, MSDS or other information to for approval. For multi loads, contact your sales/project manager for multi-load WIPs or any other general questions.


Why is the WIP required for all loads?

Part of our permit requirements requires a Waste Acceptance Plan that outlines how we determine our accepted loads and that is paired with the Treatability Plan that explains what our wastewater treatment plan can treat with a certified engineering report.


The WIP has sections where this information is verified as acceptable and measurements of the material to make sure our facility can treat it properly. This WIP begins the path of your disposal at our facility and compliance with the City of Portland.



Septic tanks and chemical toilets




Material from landfills only.


Oil Water Separator


For loads with light petroleum products (Less than 5%)


Catch Basin WIP


Storm Water Use only, not for

industrial waste.


Pre-Screen WIP


Not sure about the material and need a quick answer, fill this out, it’s quick and easy to determine if it’s PPV acceptable material.


This WIP can categorize any given material for our facility.



Your WIP

Industrial Profile WIP


HOW TO fill out the standard WIP

Section 1: General Information

General Information:

Whichever company produced the waste at the site


Billing Information:

Whoever is responsible for paying for disposal, if you have an account set up, just place your firm and project


Site Information: (REQUIRED)

This area is describing where the material exactly came from.  Please make sure we have the SIC code of the type of work being done at the site.  If you do not want to provide this information, please call (503) 261-9800 or


Third Party Administrator/Broker/Property Owner:

For other parties assisting with the organizing the characterization of the material.

Section 2: Waste Characterization

Wastewater Description:

A brief description of the waste so it can be identified to assist in getting an analytical script for testing.


How was the waste water generated (process)?

Particulars on how the waste was derived (wash water, manufacturing, sludge clean out, etc).



This yes/no question helps us immediately determine if any constituents would have  a negative or positive reaction to our plant chemistry and worker safety. If there is pre-treatment, please let us know what chemicals were used.


Is the load co-mingled?

Are you stopping at multiple businesses or facilities, please contact us to determine if you need a multi-load WIP to solve this small issue.


Method of Shipment:

Simply to identify what kind of truck will be coming for the dump ticket.

Section 3: Waste Analytics Verification

Very important section, all questions must be answered.


Sample to PPV?  [YES/NO]

In most cases, a sample to our facility for bench testing can shorten the time  for approval.

How to take a sample? Click here for instructions.


What is analytical?

Analytical is the exact measurement of constituents that make up the material that you would like to dispose. With the exception, of most septic and storm water, analytical information is required for material delivered to PPV.


Lab Information:

Critical is the collection and test date to make sure the sampling meet our requirements.



Material Safety Data Sheets are another way for us to measure the incoming material in some cases. Most materials on MSDS might be proprietary and can pose issue for acceptance if analytical is not presented.


RCRA Questions:

This is verifying that the material that is needing disposal is not a hazardous item or contains any hazardous material.  All questions need to be answered before approval consideration.

Section 4:  Waste Analytics—Composition

One of the key things in knowing if we can process your material and save it from rejection at the plant adding unnecessary transportation costs for you is this section.



If there is strong pigment, this is important to know.



If there is a strong odor, this may cause health issues for our neighbors and staff. We will need to determine if there is a health risk or deliver it at a strategic time.



The percentage of liquid, sludge/solids is important to know how it will be received at the plant and pricing. Loads profile incorrectly can see increased disposal times or rejected loads. This needs to be fairly accurate.



The temperature at which a certain organic compound gives off sufficient vapor to ignite the fumes.


Chelating Agents Used:

Chemical compounds (usually organic compounds) that form complexes with metal ions or other substrates.


-These may help or create difficulties for standard treatment. Knowing materials that might be present from the waste        generated and tested is very important to our process



This assists us to know if there are any special requirements for off-loading.


Specific (Sp.) Gravity:

Helps us determine your flow rate and if you will require extra time for of-loading.


pH (Potential of Hydrogen):

The is a numeric scale used to specify the acidity or basicity of an aqueous solution.


-Material must be received at a minimum of 4 and a maximum of 11 pH

-Loads below and above the limits will not be accepted at the facility


TSS (Total Suspended Solids):

This Is the dry-weight of particles trapped by a filter. It's a water quality parameter used for example to assess the quality of wastewater after treatment in a wastewater treatment plant. It is listed as a conventional pollutant in the US Clean Water Act.


-This is heavily regulated with discharge limits and it is important to know the concentration in PPM or MG/L


BOD (Biological Oxygen Demand):

The amount of dissolved oxygen needed (i.e., demanded) by aerobic biological organisms to break down organic material present in a given water sample at certain temperature over a specific time period.


The BOD value is most commonly expressed in milligrams of oxygen consumed per liter of sample during 5 days of incubation at 20 °C and is often used as a surrogate of the degree of organic pollution of water.


-This is heavily regulated with discharge limits and it is important to know the concentration in PPM or MG/L

-In some cases a COD can be temporarily used to estimate BOD for emergency purposes


COD (Chemical Oxygen Demand):

This measurement is used to indirectly measure the amount of organic compounds in water.


-This test is used when a five day BOD test is not readily available for pre-acceptance


Dimethyl Sulfoxide (DMSO):

This is an organic sulfur compound with the formula (CH3)2SO. This colorless liquid is an important polar aprotic solvent that dissolves both polar and nonpolar compounds and is miscible in a wide range of organic solvents as well as water.





-Used in many tech manufacturing firms an industrials solvent

-A by-product from the wood industry

-Also, known for medical treatment


PCBs (Polychlorinated Biphenyl):

This is an organic chlorine compound. Polychlorinated biphenyls were once widely deployed as dielectric and coolant fluids in electrical apparatus.




-Many industrial sites are contaminated with PCBs

-We cannot accept storm water or other material without PCB testing from these designated areas



This is a fluid which flows through or around a device to prevent the device from overheating, transferring the heat produced by the device to other devices that either use or dissipate it.


-Cutting Fluids — Please contact us on what analytics are required

-We are not a facility to dispose of HVAC or other chemical Coolants, but contact our sales team for disposal options



An organic compound from seeds of plants and fruits that can be highly toxic when derived from industrial uses. Most organic releases have low toxicities. It can emit lethal gas. Low levels of cyanide are acceptable, but exact analytical are required.



It is mainly used for two purposes, as a raw material in the manufacture of polyester fibers and for antifreeze formulations. It is an odorless, colorless, sweet-tasting syrup. Ethylene glycol is moderately toxic.






Consisting of five chemically related elements: fluorine (F), chlorine (Cl), bromine (Br), iodine (I), and astatine (At). The artificially created element 117 (tennessine, Ts) may also be a halogen.


-The name 'halogen' means 'salt-producing'. When halogens react with metals they produce a wide range of salts, including calcium fluoride, sodium chloride (common table salt), silver bromide and potassium iodide

-The middle halogens, that is chlorine, bromine and iodine, are often used as disinfectants. Organobromides are the most important class of flame retardants

-Elemental halogens are dangerously to potentially lethally toxic



Any neutral, nonpolar chemical substance that is a viscous liquid at ambient temperatures and is both hydrophobic (immiscible with water, literally "water fearing") and lipophilic (miscible with other oils, literally "fat loving"). Oils have a high carbon and hydrogen content and are usually flammable and surface active.


The general definition of oil includes classes of chemical compounds that may be otherwise unrelated in structure, properties, and uses. Oils may be animal, vegetable, or petrochemical in origin, and may be volatile or non-volatile.



Grease consists of an oil and/or other fluid lubricant that is mixed with a thickener, typically a soap, to form a solid or semisolid.



Lubricant Grease—Oils or fats

Yellow Grease—Rendering, used frying oils,

Brown Grease—Waste Vegetable oil, animal fat, grease trap



A colorless gas with a characteristic pungent smell. It contributes significantly to the nutritional needs of terrestrial organisms by serving as a precursor to food and fertilizers. Ammonia, either directly or indirectly, is also a building block for the synthesis of many pharmaceutical products and is used in many commercial cleaning products.


-Loads containing ammonia is acceptable, but it needs to be separate from other materials

-Loads not profiled correctly will be rejected

-Ammonia can be dangerous for anyone in the plant if not categorized correctly

-Ammonia is both caustic and hazardous in its concentrated form

-It is classified as an extremely hazardous substance in the United States as defined in Section 302 of the U.S. Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (42 U.S.C. 11002)



This is an inorganic anion of sulfur. As it is classified as a strong base, even dilute solutions of salts such as sodium sulfide (Na2S) are corrosive and can attack the skin. Sulfide is the simplest sulfur anion.



Phenolic compounds are synthesized industrially; they also are produced by plants and microorganisms, with variation between and within species.  Although similar to alcohols, phenols have unique properties and are not classified as alcohols.


This section is important for your project team to review the limits to make sure the plant protocol is done correctly. The information from your analytics need to be placed in these boxes to attest the material we are received.


Attaching the MSDS/Analytical does not bind the limits to your profile unless you can provide the Lab information with analytical classification number.




Signature Section:

A profile will be reviewed but not approved without a signature.

If you have any question, please direct your questions to or your representative. An accurate profile will maintain safety and plant efficiencies to keep your disposal costs at the minimum with proper treatment.

Still have Questions?



1. The WIP—Waste information Profile

This is the main profile that contains all key information


2. The Script

If you require analytical testing, we will provide a script to send to your lab for the tests required to save valuable time and money.


3. The Analytical

 This can be sent electronically or attached with results (via email or delivered) with key results imputed on the form.


4. Acceptance

Once the profile is reviewed and has met our requirements, you will receive a signed profile with a Dump Ticket inviting you to the facility.


5. Dump Ticket

The dump ticket will match your profile upon arrival with our Plant Disposal Protocol that has been pre-determined to disposal of your material and you will receive a copy of your waste manifest


6. Sampling

A sample is stored for any audit with the City of Portland, Bureau of Environmental Services for up to 14 days.

Samples are used to see if this meets the description of the waste described in the WIP.


7. Waste Manifest

The waste manifest is paired with your Waste Information Profile (WIP) and stored for audit with the City of Portland or other governmental agencies. The manifest number is the number recorded for the city Wastewater Receipt Log which is tied to your profile number for compliance inspections.


8. Treatment

 Our treatment process differs for each waste stream, we have three streams of disposal which makes the profiling process critical for city compliance.


9. Discharge

Once the material is properly treated the material is immediately discharged to the City of Portland Sewer system.


10. Certificate of Disposal

Upon Request a Certificate of Disposal (CD) will be issued to link your WIP and Manifest to the facility for your records.

PPV | Inc.


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4927 NW Front Avenue

Portland,  OR  972010



Phone:  (503) 261-9800

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