PPV is permitted to process and discharge wastewaters
of various types under three categories.
PPV, Inc is permitted to treat and discharge wastewater, generated off-site, that meets the applicability criteria for sources defined in 40 CFR Part 437, Subpart D, Metals Treatment and Oils Treatment and Recovery.
Catch Basin Cleanouts
Industrial, commercial, and residential storm water from catch basin or vault cleanouts with a mix of liquid waste and solids. [Download Stormwater WIP]
Site Remediation Ground Water
Site clean-up, tank removal, or demolition residual water with greater than organic material
Construction Sludge / Slurry
Material from drilling, concrete wash outs and other material that do not qualify as organic
Non-RCRA Metal-Bearing Wastewater
Oil / Water Separator
Material from catch basins that collect oils, marine bilge or other collection systems that separate waters and oils [Download OWS WIP]
PPV, Inc is permitted by the City of Portland through Chapter 17.34 of Portland's City Code as a "centralized wastewater treatment" facility. The requirements of the permit are stipulated in the Wastewater Discharge Permit number 437.007.
Multi-Million Dollar Facility
The finishing touches of a multi-million dollar facility upgrade are to be finished by Summer 2017.
To learn more about our facility, schedule a tour with our sales team.
We strive to protect the local environment with detailed procedures to make sure our facility consistently meets or exceeds the requirements of our permit. In 2015 we were awarded the Gold Award from the Bureau of Environmental Services.
PPV, Inc is permitted to treat and discharge wastewater, generated off-site, that meets the applicability criteria for sources defined in 40 CFI Part 437, Subpart C, Organics Treatment and Recovery. These waste streams include:
Material that drains or "leaches" from a landfill or waste site. Material that can vary with constituents with suspended solids and strong BOD
Water that becomes contaminated from foreign materials such as petroleum residues, salts or other organic materials
Organic-Bearing Industrial Wastewater
Water from manufacturing processes that do not contain metals, food, beverage, coolants, wash waters and other by products
PPV, Inc is permitted to treat and discharge non-regulated wastewater which includes septage, portable toilets, uncontaminated groundwater and other wastewaters whose nature and treatment are compatible with the treatment of on-site non-CWT wastes.
Septic (Commercial & Residential)
Material from septic tanks that do not contain excessive grease and oils
Material that is free from foreign objects from regular portable toilets
Sewer material from clean outs or residual material that is free of foreign debris
Under no circumstances may PPV personnel accept any of the following wastes at any time:
Hazardous or toxic waste
Radioactive source material
Pesticides, herbicides or insecticides
Explosive or reactive wastes
How do I dispose at the facility, can I just show up?
You will need to be a pre-approved customer. This requires paperwork regarding your material and obtaining a disposal ticket.
How do I sample?
Depending on the material, please click here for our guide on sampling or how we can assist.
Where do I take/send samples?
Samples can be delivered or sent to 4927 NW Front Ave, Portland, OR 97210 ATTN: Lab Services
Do I need analytical?
Yes, with exception of most septic or storm water. Click here to see what we require and your assigned project manager will assist you with this determination.
What do we test for?
We test for prohibited materials and constituents that we are monitored for our local government. It is also vital for constituents that we monitor for, to provide a safe environment for our employees and proper treatment of your material.
Why do I need to fill out a WIP?
This is part of our permit conditions with the City of Portland. It is required for every load as it connects your load, sample and our logs on accepting your material.
How to fill out a WIP?
Your project manager will be happy to assist you with your profile, it's fast, simple and makes sure we are the exact facility to handle your material. Click here for more information.
How my wastewater treated?
Click here to see how we determine your treatment process. Our plant uses a mix of equipment, proprietary media and sometimes chemicals to separate the water from solids and constituents.
What happens after my material is approved?
We will issue a signed approved WIP with a disposal ticket for the material to enter the facility. Some material will require an appointment.
PPV | Inc.
Location (Office & Plant)
4927 NW Front Avenue
Portland, OR 972010
Phone: (503) 261-9800
Fax: (503) 261-9900
PPV | Bravo Environmental
4927 NW Front Avenue
Portland, OR 972010
6437 South 144th St.
Tukwila, WA 98168
Phone: (425) 424-9000
Toll Free: (888) 272-8644
FAX: (425) 424-9002