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US Ecology Detroit South, also known as EQ Detroit, Inc.


Tianna Kilgore
EGLE Environmental Engineer

Todd Zynda
EGLE Hazardous Waste Inspector

Jon Lamb
EGLE Air Quality Division, Senior Environmental Quality Analyst

US Ecology Detroit South (USE-DS) is a hazardous waste storage and treatment site located at 1923 Frederick Street, in Detroit, Michigan (Site). The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) previously licensed the Site for the management of hazardous wastes in 2003, under the operation and ownership of US Liquids, Inc. In 2004, The Environmental Quality Company (EQ) purchased the Site from US Liquids, and US Ecology subsequently acquired EQ in 2014. Since 2014, the Site has remained under the operation and ownership control of US Ecology. 

The Site's hazardous waste operating license issued by EGLE specifies the hazardous waste activities that USE-DS can perform at the Site. The federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976, as amended, and the corresponding Michigan hazardous waste regulations specify how the Site must operate to protect human health and the environment. They also identify the authorities that EGLE's Materials Management Division (MMD) has in licensing and overseeing the Site's hazardous waste operations.

Background Information

License and Renewal Information

Ongoing Investigation at the Site

Laws and Rules that Apply to Handling Hazardous Waste

How this Site is Regulated Under the Environmental Regulations

What is EGLE Doing?

December 10, 2020, EGLE Public Information providing updates on EGLE's review of the US Ecology Hazardous Waste License Renewal Application

Frequently Asked Questions

Environmental Scorecard

How to Stay Connected

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You are the eyes and ears of your community. Through your observations and reporting of activities of concern, you play a valuable role in helping the EGLE protect human health and the environment.

To file a complaint or share details about improper waste handling or disposal, contact EGLE through the Pollution Emergency Alerting System (PEAS) Hotline at 800-292-4706.