Keystone Cement Co. Bath, PA


Keystone Cement Company
Route 329, P.O. Box A
Bath, PA 18014

Phone: (610) 837-1881
Fax:     (610) 837-2313
Fax:   (837) - 2313          

Permit Status:  EPA ID No. PAD002389559

                       RCRA Part B Permit for storage – Originally issued 12/27/1991; expires 7/9/2019   
                          Title V  Operating  Permit  Plan  Approval  48-00003B – Title V  Permit  expired
                                  5/14/15; renewal application submitted 2/2015; currently operating under
                                   permit shield of Plan Approval 48-00003B pending renewal of permit 
                         NPDES Permit No. PA 0011517 – Issued 10/9/02; expires 12/31/19   

                         Permitted Storage Capacity: 93,000 gallons 

Since 1976, Keystone has blended high-BTU liquid hazardous waste into fuel which is used as a supplement to coal in its cement manufacturing process.  Keystone was the first cement company in the United States to have an energy recovery program of this type.   After completing a three-year, $230-million modernization project in 2009, Keystone began operating one of the most modern cement manufacturing facilities in the United States.  The new facility has enabled Keystone to better serve the growing needs of its customers while at the same time reducing plant emissions.


Waste Acceptance Guidelines

Keystone Accepts hazardous waste liquids in bulk tankerss only. the waste must the specifications below upon receipt.


Head Content

> 5,000 BTU/ lb.

Total Halogens

< 3.0 %


Not Present


2.0 - 12.5

Specific Gravity

0.6 -1.2 @ 60° F


< 7,000 cps @ 60° F


< 12,000 cps @ 35° F

Organic Peroxide

Not Present




Must pass compatibility test



  Mecury (Hg)

<10 ppm

  Arsenic (As)+Beryllium (Be)+Chromium (Cr)

< 1,120 ppm combined

  Cadmium (Cd) + Lead (Pb)

< 3,500 ppm combined




Permitted Waste Codes

Primary Waste Codes:

D001 F001 K014 K036 U001 U115
D018 F002 K015 K048 U002 U117
D035 F003 K016 K049 U004 U140
  F004 K017 K050 U009 U153
  F005 K018 K051 U012 U154
    K019 K052 U019 U159
    K020 K083 U031 U161
    K022 K086 * U051 U169  
    K023   U052 U171
    K025 K087 U055 U188
    K026 K156 U056 U194
    K028 K169 U057 U220
    K035 K170 U112 U239

* Solvent Washing Only

The following secondary waste codes are permitted when they are applicable due to the mixture or derived-from rule and are not substantial constituents of the waste:

D004 D014 D025 D036 U003 U121 U226
D005 D015 D026 D037 U037 U122 U227
D006 D016 D027 D038 U043 U162 U228
D007 D017 D028 D039 U044 U165 U359
D008 D019 D029 D040 U070 U196  
D009 D020 D030 D041 U077 U210  
D010 D021 D031 D042 U080 U211  
D011 D022 D032 D043 U118 U213  
D012 D023 D033  
D013 D024 D034  
Waste Approval Procedures

Each new bulk liquid waste stream must be approved by the Keystone Cement Approvals Department and by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) prior to shipment. For assistance, call the Resource Recovery Department at (804) 895-0091 or your Keystone sales representative.