PANNA MARIA, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In light of the ongoing wear and tear of Karnes’ County Road 240 from oil field traffic, Polk Operating, LLC, (“Polk”) an oilfield waste management company, announced today it has donated the necessary recycled materials and road base to rebuild a portion of County Road 240.
In the rebuilding effort, Polk gifted materials and construction efforts to Karnes County in order to improve the worn infrastructure. In turn, the County saved tens of thousands of dollars on road construction. Polk anticipates saving Karnes County potentially hundreds of thousands of dollars annually with its continued planned future gifting of recycled materials.
“This is an integral core aspect of Polk’s business philosophy that is predicated on ‘reduce, reuse, recycle,’” said Polk Managing Member, Mickey Polk. “Our ability to give back to the community, while assisting our customers in achieving their environmental goals through sustainable solutions directly benefits our customers in the areas in which they operate. In turn, our customers do not have to sacrifice profitability for a green solution, which enables Polk to be an unparalleled and synergistically positive influence for all entities involved,” he added.
The Polk Karnes R3 facility treats, stabilizes and processes oilfield cuttings and drilling fluid into products that can be repurposed for beneficial reuse. For the County Road 240 project, Polk created a recycled road base and effectively eliminated the need to bury thousands of tons of natural resources into landfill, minimizing the carbon footprint and overall impact on the environment. Polk’s facility is the only Railroad Commission of Texas permitted commercial recycling facility in Karnes County.
About Polk Operating, LLC
Founded in 2005, Polk Operating, LLC is an oilfield waste management company with operations in North Texas, Southern Oklahoma and the Eagle Ford Shale in South Texas. Polk’s core services of oilfield waste recycling, saltwater disposal and waste hauling have a specific focus in managing all waste products generated from the drilling and production of hydrocarbons. With an experienced management team, combined with strategically located facilities, Polk’s goal is to be the best practices leader for major energy clients in the delivery of turnkey, environmentally friendly, oilfield waste recycling and disposal solutions.