Have you ever wondered exactly how the lead maintenance contractor you selected to fulfill your contract for lead reclamation services for your gun range performs the job? Below is an overview and photo summary of the services for the lead reclamation process at outdoor gun ranges that we recently completed.
MT2 is the nation’s #1 largest professional gun range services contractor for all your indoor and outdoor firing range service needs. Our services include:
- Lead cleaning services
- Lead reclamation & Brass recycle
- Range Maintenance, HVAC systems support
- Consulting and Assessment by our OSHA/EPA experts!
- Range Construction and Renovation
- Lead Remediation & Abatement
When firing range owners contact us for lead reclamation and gun range services, we follow an exact format to deliver exceptional service each and every time. This is the overview:
- Mobilization for Range Maintenance Services
- Excavation and Screening Service
- Optional Guaranteed ECOBOND® Treatment
- Firing Range Restoration and Optional Range Improvements
Mobilization, Site Set-Up and Preparation
Upon agreement to proceed, MT2 will mobilize to the firing range site
- Mobilization activities will include personnel and equipment mobilization, work plan and Health and Safety Plan preparation
- Site walk-through with a Range representative to determine areas of excavation and processing
- Establishing temporary access, site access control, traffic control, and placing appropriate signage
- Installing storm water management and soil erosion control measures, if required
Excavation and Screening
MT2 will excavate soil in lifts from different areas & deeper if concentrations of bullets appear economically feasible to recover at deeper depths. Bullets and bullet fragments in excavated soils will be screened and containerized to achieve approximately 80%-90% removal of lead fragments. The remaining excavated materials will be screened to remove oversized materials and debris. As an optional service, these materials and the screened fine sands may be treated as described below to meet US EPA BMPs to reduce lead leachability prior to being returned to their origin. Water may be added to achieve lead dust control and to support treatment.
Removed metal fragments and shooting related materials will be staged securely in a location and recycled. MT2 will coordinate and ship the containerized recovered lead to a licensed lead recycler, providing the range with the transport documentation and evidence of recycling. As your preferred gun range services contractor, you will have the peace of mind that your project will be effortlessly scheduled, successfully completed with minimal down-time for your range so you can get back to shooting activities on your range.
MT2 Firing Range Services Uses Exclusive PATENTED Technologies
That NO Other Gun Range Services Contractor Can Perform!
If requested, MT2 will apply ECOBOND® to the screened soils containing the lead fines, which can be highly leachable and potentially harmful to the environment. Application of a lead stabilization reagent such as ECOBOND® to firing range soils is a Best Management Practice (BMP) for range soils as identified in the US EPA Best Management Practices at Outdoor Shooting Ranges (USE EPA 2005).
MT2 maintains a broad portfolio of patented and proprietary chemical metals stabilization processes; known as ECOBOND® that provide permanent stabilization of all heavy metals including lead.
The resulting treated soils contain extremely stable metal compounds that virtually eliminate the leaching of metals to the environment. The strength and effectiveness of the stabilization has been verified using the EPA’s TCLP test parameters and Multiple Extraction Procedure (MEP) tests as presented in the attached ECOBOND® Overview.
Range Restoration Service and Optional Gun Range Improvements
MT2 will utilize standard onsite construction equipment to replace soils to their berm of origin and rough grade these materials to conform to the original configuration of the range. As an optional service, MT2 can place materials to approximate the original berm configuration and enhance future lead reclamation within the lead impact zone.
Upon completion of lead reclamation and Environmental Maintenance tasks, MT2 will perform general site cleanup; MT2 will develop a gun range service maintenance report to provide the Range with proper record keeping as recommended by the US EPA and NRA. Including daily reports, test results, certificate of recycling, and pictures taken during the project.
As the #1 Firing Range Lead Maintenance Contractor, we not only professionally perform lead cleanup, lead removal and maintenance, we also make your range look great too! Below are a few before and after photos from recent completed outdoor gun range projects.