A substantial percentage of RECON work includes removing impacted or hazardous waste materials and the associated decommissioning and demolition (D&D) of sites. RECON performs surgical and mass removal of impacted media including above and below ground tanks and piping, concrete supports and associated production buildings. We employ emissions control systems, from temporary cover agents to fully enclosed negative-air structures at sensitive remediation projects. RECON employees are trained to perform work in personal protective equipment (PPE) levels B, C and D. In many cases, project requirements for Zero Emission of fugitive dust, odor, target contaminants and excessive noise are required. We provide turnkey off-site disposal of contaminated media by truck and rail to appropriate disposal facilities.

RECON’s Decommissioning & Demolition service line provides and experienced team of professionals with over 128 years of combined experience in the commercial and industrial demolition business. Our experience includes the D&D of industrial facilities and pipelines serving the petroleum, power, chemical, pharmaceutical, manufacturing and pulp and paper industries. RECON’s diverse team allows us to perform projects ranging from selective dismantlement of structures and equipment within operating facilities to the complete removal of facilities to include decommissioning, decontamination, asset liquidation, waste management, site remediation and site restoration. This complete service line allows us to provide our clients with a total site solution. Our highly experienced team of professionals will work with the client to develop and implement innovative site solutions through all phases of the D&D, remediation, geotechnical and civil construction work. This complete service line coupled with RECON’s Best in Class Safety makes RECON a world-class service provider. Our best in class safety record is the result of our corporate culture where Safety is a Core Value and is exemplified by each of our over 500 employees. All employees are trained in our behavior based safety program and participate in a short service employee mentoring program.

RECON owns and operates a fleet of over 400 pieces of heavy equipment. Our fleet includes specialized equipment including high and long reach excavators, 100-ton lattice boom crawler cranes, off-road trucks, shears and materials handlers. In addition, we have national service agreements with Caterpillar, Komatsu, Company Wrench, CLM Equipment Company and other key rental companies to supply additional demolition equipment and attachments as needed.

RECON has performed decommissioning and demolition services for over 900 acres of industrial facilities. Our team has safely demolished 33 power plants, 4 chemical plants and 8 refineries where scrap assets were sold to offset demolition costs.


Refinery Demolition and Remediation

Yabucoa, Puerto Rico
Contract Value: $19,700,000+
Nov 2011 – Dec 2018

▼ Razed and demolished aboveground concrete structures (pipe racks,elevated tank stands, and foundations)

▼ Processed all concrete to a smaller aggregate size

▼ Flushed/jetted and removed 64,000 linear feet of all process piping

▼ Mixed together hazardous and nonhazardous sediments and contaminated soil

▼ Excavated and stabilized 50,000 cubic yards of contaminated soil

▼ Completed final site grading

▼ Demolished and closed wastewater treatment plant


Lube and Grease Facility Remediation

Montreal, Quebec
Contract Value: $104,000,000
Aug 2011 – Dec 2016

▼ Demolished, crushed, screened and reused 6,500 meters of concrete

▼ Bio-treated over 78,000 cubic meters of total petroleum hydrocarbon impacted soil

▼ Backfilled bio-treated material into the formerly excavated areas

▼ Salvaged steel, railway tracks, electrical conductors, and metals


Tex Tin Superfund Site

Texas City, Texas
Contract Value: $16,000,000
Nov 2001 – Dec 2005 and Nov 2015 – Dec 2016

▼ Demolished 15 warehouses and buildings, as well as 250-foot tall concrete smoke stack, including asbestos abatement

▼ Characterized and stabilized waste contained in 7,855 drums and 5,188 cubic yards of waste piles and supersacks

▼ Treated 16,000,000 gallons of low pH (<2 standard units) water impacted with metals

▼ Consolidated and disposed over 7,505 pounds and 275 gallons of hazardous chemicals, including potentially explosive materials into lab packs

▼ Managed 50,000 cubic yards of hazardous & non-hazardous slag

▼ Contaminants included arsenic trioxide, cadmium, chromium, copper, lead, nickel, zinc, naturally occurring radioactive materials, low-level radioactive wastes, hazardous and nonhazardous slag, and a variety of organics.