Violation Tracker Parent Company Summary

Parent Company Name: 
Clean Harbors Inc.
Ownership Structure: 
publicly traded (ticker symbol CLH)
Headquartered in: 
Massachusetts
Major Industry: 
waste management and environmental services
Specific Industry: 
waste management
Penalty total since 2000: 
$19,904,771
Number of records: 
299
Top 5 Offense Groups (Groups Defined)Penalty TotalNumber of Records
environment-related offenses$17,959,212209
employment-related offenses$1,150,74515
safety-related offenses$794,81475
Top 5 Primary Offense TypesPenalty TotalNumber of Records
environmental violation$17,959,212209
employment screening violation$644,5001
workplace safety or health violation$400,58433
wage and hour violation$305,2926
railroad safety violation$246,80036
Notes: 

Parent-subsidiary linkages are based on relationships current as of the latest revision listed in the Update Log, which may vary from what was the case when a violation occurred. The penalty totals are adjusted to account for the fact that the individual entries below may include both agency records and settlement announcements for the same case; or else a penalty covering multiple locations may be listed in the individual records for each of the facilities. The totals are also adjusted to reflect cases in which federal and state or local agencies cooperated and issued separate announcements of the outcome. Duplicate or overlapping penalty amounts are marked with an asterisk in the list below.

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Subsidy Tracker data on financial assistance to this company by federal, state and local government agencies can be found here.

For an overview of assistance this company is receiving under the CARES Act, see its Covid Stimulus Watch summary page here.


Individual Penalty Records:

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Company Primary Offense Type Year Agency Penalty Amountsort icon
Clean Harbors of Braintree Inc environmental violation 2011 EPA $1,712,500
CLEAN HARBORS OF BRAINTREE environmental violation 2012 EPA (*) $1,712,500
SAFETY-KLEEN CORPORATION environmental violation 2002 EPA $945,018
Clean Harbors Colfax LLC environmental violation 2018 LA-ENV $883,666
Clean Harbors Environmental Services Inc. environmental violation 2020 EPA $790,000
Safety-Kleen Systems, Inc. environmental violation 2015 CA-DTSC $700,000
Clean Harbors Environmental Services, Inc. employment screening violation 2017 private lawsuit-federal $644,500
Clean Harbors Colfax, LLC environmental violation 2021 LA-ENV $605,000
Clean Harbors El Dorado, L.L.C. environmental violation 2014 EPA $581,236
Clean Harbors El Dorado, L.L.C. environmental violation 2014 EPA (*) $581,236
Clean Harbors Environmental Services, Inc. environmental violation 2017 CA-ARB $491,875
SAFETY-KLEEN CORP. environmental violation 2001 EPA $409,048
Safety Kleen Systems, Inc. environmental violation 2017 EPA $369,517
Safety Kleen Systems, Inc. environmental violation 2021 EPA $350,000
RS Used Oil environmental violation 2014 EPA $349,276
Clean Harbors Aragonite environmental violation 2019 UT-ENV $330,000
SAFETY KLEEN SYSTEMS, INC environmental violation 2012 EPA $330,000
SAFETY-KLEEN environmental violation 2001 EPA $310,000
Clean Harbors Environmental Services environmental violation 2005 EPA $300,000
Clean Harbors Environmental Services environmental violation 2005 MULTI-AG (*) $300,000
Clean Harbors of Connecticut, Inc. environmental violation 2006 CT-ENV $284,885
CLEAN HARBORS ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES, INC environmental violation 2004 EPA $271,500
Safety-Kleen Systems, Inc. environmental violation 2019 OR-ENV $260,900
Safety-Kleen Services environmental violation 2002 LA-ENV $260,000
Safety-Kleen Systems Inc. environmental violation 2017 EPA $178,070
Safety-Kleen Systems, Inc. environmental violation 2004 CA-DTSC $163,958
CLEAN HARBORS OF BRAINTREE, INC. environmental violation 2001 EPA $163,333
Clean Harbors Environmental Services environmental violation 2006 NE-ENV $160,000
Thermo Fluids, Inc. environmental violation 2014 EPA $155,400
THERMO FLUIDS, INC environmental violation 2013 EPA (*) $155,400
Clean Harbors Services, Inc. environmental violation 2006 IL-ENV $155,000
Clean Harbors of Connecticut, Inc. environmental violation 2019 CT-ENV $151,500
Clean Harbors Environmental Services, Inc. environmental violation 2010 EPA $150,000
Safety-Kleen Systems Inc. environmental violation 2009 NV-ENV $150,000
safety kleen systems, inc. environmental violation 2004 EPA $150,000
CLEAN HARBORS ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES, INC environmental violation 2010 EPA (*) $150,000
Safety-Kleen Systems, Inc. environmental violation 2008 GA-ENV $149,500
SAFETY-KLEEN SYSTEMS INC environmental violation 2003 NJ-ENV $146,250
SAFETY-KLEEN SYSTEMS INC environmental violation 2005 ID-ENV $132,724
Clean Harbors Environmental Services Inc. wage and hour violation 2013 WHD $132,421
Clean Harbors El Dorado, LLC environmental violation 2007 AR-ENV $130,725
Safety-Kleen Systems, Inc. environmental violation 2010 EPA $130,000
EMERALD SERVICES INC environmental violation 2006 WA-ENV $128,000
Emerald Services, Inc. environmental violation 2017 EPA $125,800
Clean Harbors environmental violation 2005 EPA $123,000
Clean Harbors of Connecticut, Inc. environmental violation 2020 CT-ENV $121,680
Emerald Services. Inc. environmental violation 2006 EPA $107,975
Clean Harbors Deer Trail LLC environmental violation 2004 CO-DPHE $105,808
SAFETY-KLEEN SYSTEMS, INC. environmental violation 2001 EPA $105,433
Safety-Kleen Systems Inc. environmental violation 2020 EPA $102,700
Safety-Kleen Systems, Inc. environmental violation 2014 MA-AG $100,000
EMERALD SERVICES INC environmental violation 2015 WA-ENV $99,000
CLEAN HARBORS OF BRAINTREE INC environmental violation 2000 MA-ENV $98,000
Safety-Kleen Systems Inc. environmental violation 2007 AZ-AG $95,000
Safety-Kleen Systems Inc. environmental violation 2015 EPA $90,000
Safety-Kleen, Inc environmental violation 2015 EPA (*) $90,000
Clean Harbors Buttonwillow, LLC environmental violation 2016 EPA $90,000
Clean Harbors Inc. environmental violation 2002 EPA $85,750
Clean Harbors Environmental Services, Inc. environmental violation 2013 NY-ENV $85,000
Safety-Kleen Systems, Inc. environmental violation 2019 EPA $82,000
SAFETY KLEEN environmental violation 2010 EPA $80,000
Clean Harbors Environmental Services, Inc. and Murphy's Waste Oil Service environmental violation 2013 MA-AG $75,000
Clean Harbors, Inc. wage and hour violation 2010 WHD $74,716
SAFETY KLEEN SYSTEMS INC environmental violation 2018 MA-ENV $73,575
CLEAN HARBORS RECYCLING SERVICES OF CHICAGO, LLC. environmental violation 2013 EPA $73,026
Safety-Kleen Systems, Inc. environmental violation 2019 VT-AG $70,000
Clean Harbors El Dorado, LLC environmental violation 2010 AR-ENV $70,000
CLEAN HARBORS, INC. environmental violation 2005 EPA $69,000
CLEAN HARBORS INC environmental violation 2005 EPA $69,000
EMERALD SERVICES INC environmental violation 2015 WA-ENV $68,000
SAFETY KLEEN SYSTEMS INC environmental violation 2006 MA-ENV $60,442
RS USED OIL SERVICES, INC environmental violation 2005 EPA $60,000
SAFETY-KLEEN SYSTEMS, INC. environmental violation 2014 EPA $59,925
Clean Harbors of Connecticut, Inc. environmental violation 2020 EPA $58,338
Clean Harbors Environmental Services environmental violation 2010 CA-ARB $55,500
CLEAN HARBORS OF BRAINTREE (NC) environmental violation 2005 EPA $54,000
Safety-Kleen Systems, Inc. environmental violation 2010 GA-ENV $50,000
Spring Grove Resource Recovery, Inc. environmental violation 2005 OH-ENV $50,000
CLEAN HARBORS ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2013 OSHA $50,000
Clean Harbors Buttonwillow, LLC environmental violation 2015 EPA $50,000
Safety-Kleen Systems, Inc. environmental violation 2014 CA-DTSC $49,238
Safety-Kleen Systems, Inc. - Eagan environmental violation 2004 MN-ENV $49,000
Clean Harbors Inc wage and hour violation 2004 WHD $46,412
Safety-Kleen Systems, Inc. environmental violation 2003 CA-DTSC $45,747
Clean Harbors Arizona LLC environmental violation 2007 AZ-AG $45,000
Safety-Kleen Systems, Inc. environmental violation 2008 CA-ARB $43,500
Clean Harbors environmental violation 2020 UT-ENV $42,906
Clean Harbors San Leon, Inc. environmental violation 2014 TX-ENV $42,830
Clean Harbors Los Angeles, LLC environmental violation 2009 CA-DTSC $42,500
Safety Kleen Systems, Inc. labor relations violation 2010 NLRB $42,000
Clean Harbors Environmental Services, Inc. motor vehicle safety violation 2018 FMCSA $41,740
Safety-Kleen Systems, Inc. environmental violation 2010 OH-ENV $40,000
Clean Harbors Environmental Services, Inc. environmental violation 2013 EPA $39,900
CLEAN HARBORS ARAGONITE LLC environmental violation 2013 EPA (*) $39,900
Safety-Kleen Systems, Inc environmental violation 2017 EPA $39,384
Eric Gerstenberg environmental violation 2012 EPA $39,200
Clean Harbors Buttonwillow LLC environmental violation 2014 CA-DTSC $38,250
Clean Harbors Environmental Services, Inc. wage and hour violation 2004 WHD $37,686
SAFETY KLEEN SYSTEMS INC environmental violation 2004 MA-ENV $37,500
Clean Harbors Deer Trail LLC environmental violation 2000 CO-DPHE $36,000
Clean Harbors, Inc. Environmental Services Corporation labor relations violation 2003 NLRB $35,000
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