Railcar Cleaning Cedar Rapids, IA

Railcar cleaning strict standards

If you are thinking about cleaning your railcars in Cedars Rapids, IA two questions you will likely ask are:

  1. Can I reduce my turn-around time and reduce car movement if I get my railcars cleaned in Cedar Rapids, IA?
  2. Which railcar cleaning companies in Cedar Rapids, IA can perform to strict railcar cleaning standards and audit compliance? 

To help you decide on Cedar Rapids, I’ve shared some specifics about Advanced Waste Services ability to reduce turn around time, car movement and to clean railcars to strict standards and audit compliance.

Reducing turn-around time for cleaning railcars

Advanced Waste Services strategic location.

Five major railroads intersect through Cedar Rapids, IA and nearby Iowa City, IA.

Five major railroads intersect Cedar Rapids, Iowa and Iowa City, Iowa

Five major railroads intersect Cedar Rapids, Iowa (Photo Credit: Iowa DOT)

  • Union Pacific [UP]
  • Cedar Rapids and Iowa City Railway Co. [CIC]
  • Iowa Interstate Railroad LTD [IAIA]
  • Chicago, Central & Pacific Railroad [CC]
  • Canadian National Railway Co. [CN]
  • Iowa Northern Railway Co. [IANR]

We strategically positioned our permitted waste processing Advanced Waste Services Cedar Rapids, IA facility (map) and fleet operations to quickly access railroad spurs.

Equipment designed for railcar cleaning.

Railroad spurs and railcars are usually easy to access. But sometimes not. So we invested in diverse vacuum truck vehicles and waterblaster equipment to access “hard to reach” railroad spurs and remove the most difficult heel or sludge build-up.

One of these vacuum trucks is the VacSimizer vacuum truck.  We designed the VacSimizer and built it specifically for difficult cleaning projects like railcar cleaning.  The video gives you a quick look at how the VacSimizer reduces costs and turn-around time for our railcar cleaning clients.  

Performing railcar cleaning to strict standards

Our railcar cleaning clients have strict standards of what a “clean railcar” is.  So we developed a specific railcar cleaning procedure.  This railcar cleaning procedure includes:

  • a confined space entry trained crew
  • a confined space entry permit
  • documentation of heel or remaining commodity
  • photos when complete
  • a certificate of disposal/recycling

Rail Car Cleaning Inspection

Our goal is to help clients clean railcars quickly, cost-effectively and comply with federal, state and local regulations for disposing and/or recycling of their waste. 

We also provide railcar cleaning services near:

  • Rockford, IL
  • Milwaukee, WI
  • Chicago, IL
  • Portage, IN
  • New Castle, PA

To learn more about our railcar cleaning services visit our website or ask us a question below.

Advanced Waste Services 800-842-9792


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