Tank Removal Process

NJ Oil Tank Removal Process

nj oil tank removal, new jersey tank removal, underground tank removalNew Jersey requires homeowners to take prompt action to minimize the risk of heating oil or other hazardous substances coming into contact with soil or ground water in the event of a storage tank discharge.  Whether they are located underground, above ground, or in a basement, tanks containing heating oil can rust and leak over time.

When purchasing property, you may also be required to remove old or abandoned tanks that have been left behind.

If you are required to remove a storage tank, whether or not the tank has leaked, Venture Tank will guide you through the entire process outlined below- step by step. Together we will weigh all of the financial options in an effort to avoid as much stress as possible.

1. Request and obtain a free no obligation quote.

2. After we obtain your signed agreement, the project proceeds as follows:

  1. Apply and obtain local permit.
  2. Call and obtain utility mark out.
  3. Schedule project with homeowner.
  4. Pump out contents of tank.
  5. Unearth and cut access into tank.
  6. Enter tank (must have OSHA confined spaces training) clean sludge and residual.
  7. Remove tank from the ground.
  8. Obtain township inspection.
  9. Complete soil sample(s)
  10. Backfill to grade, tamp and rake out.
  11. Dispose of the tank at a recycling facility.
  12. Dispose of the tank contents at a state licensed recycle facility.
  13. After we obtain the soil sample results and they are proven to be under the NJDEP action level we will submit a tank certification letter for your records. This letter will be an important tool if you ever decide to sell your home.
  • If your tank has leaked, we remove it, tag it and store it on our facility until your insurance adjuster inspects it. This saves you both the time and the need of having the unsightly tank remaining on your property.

Once a leak has been detected we must notify the NJDEP by calling their 24 hour hotline at (609) 292-7172 and at this point a NJDEP case # will be assigned.

Money is available through the New Jersey Economic Development Authority Petroleum Underground Storage Fund to reimburse you for the cost of removing and cleaning up the site of your fuel oil tank if necessary. WE HAVE A FULL TIME ON SITE GRANT SPECIALIST WHO WILL DO THE NECESSARY PAPER WORK TO SPEED THE PROCESS ALONG!

Call us at (856) 629-8886 or 609-698-4434 or fill out our convenient, FREE ESTIMATE REQUEST FORM, for more information regarding New Jersey tank removal.

The NJDEP also has more information regarding the NJ oil tank removal regulations