Emergency Spill Response

Ross Towing’s Quick Response Spills Unit is designed to reduce the environmental impact and financial strain in conjunction with your vehicles recovery.  We are one of the few towing companies in Ontario licenced by the Ministry of the Environment to collect, handle and transport contaminated product spills.

In order to better serve our customers it has become imperative to expand our operation to include a full service environmental response and clean-up service team.  We provide clean-up support and equipment in addition to vehicle recovery and transportation.

In situations involving spills or potential leaks our customers benefit from our modern equipment and the skill and expertise acquired from over 60 years in the transportation and recovery industry.  As one of the first responders to the scene of an accident we help to limit the amount of fuel or oil spilled from the vehicle and contain the spill area to reduce the environmental impact and cost.

Proper and pre-planned incident management is becoming more and more important as part of a company’s due diligence.  Having the proper action plan in place with service providers that have the necessary tools to get the job done and quick action on the company’s part can reduce the environmental clean-up.  We are experienced at handling incidents involving fuel and oil spills at the scene of an accident and can be instrumental in providing your company with the necessary tools to contain the environmental impact.

Our Spills Response Unit allows us to transport all the equipment necessary to handle or contain a vehicle fuel or oil spill.  This unit carries a wide variety of absorbents and absorbent materials designed to contain and clean-up small and medium sized spills.

Our Environmental Response Units contain:

  • Fuel Transfer Pumps
  • Sealed Containers
  • Over-pack Barrels
  • Portable Lighting
  • Brooms
  • Mats
  • Portable Generators
  • Plugs and Sealing Materials
  • Various Absorbent Materials

In addition to the Quick Response Unit we are experienced and have the equipment and resources necessary to clean-up after the spill has happened.  Our roll-off trucks are designed to carry our roll-off bins and sealed containers.  We are licensed by the Ministry of the Environment to transport hydrocarbon contaminated soil or liquid to the dump site or store it at our facility while waiting for testing.  We have a Skid-steer, Kabota Tractor Backhoe, 580 Case Tractor Backhoe available to dig out the contaminated soil and replace it with new.  Together with several qualified contractors in the area to meet all your spill response needs for even larger clean-ups.

An Environmental Response program is essential to limit and manage the scene of any accident where hydrocarbons have been spilled.

Ministry of the Environment Certifications

Certificate of Approval for Waste Management System
Number – 8518-5GPMUP
Certificate of Approval for Waste Disposal Sites
Number – 4984-5GNQEH

Emergency Spill Response Gallery