Soil Solutions Lead Shot Recovery (LSR) Services provides outdoor range owners and operators with lead recovery, range maintenance, and environmental stewardship. Lead recovery and recycling is part of the Best Management Practices suggested by state environmental agencies and the US EPA. We know you already have membership and safety issues to worry about, so we will do whatever it takes to manage your recycling and environmental issues. We have the expertise, and the specialized equipment to recover the down range lead, to provide cash revenues to the club, and to supply reloading shot to your members.
Soil Solutions LSR Services is the firing range division of Soil Solutions LLC, its primary business is remediation of heavy metals-impacted soil. Soil Solutions has a core team of project managers and scientists, experienced in all phases of lead reclamation and recycling processes, including project design, range characterization, recovery operations, and lead recycling. The company also provides patented and proprietary lead treatment technologies when environmental remediation is required.
Benefits of Lead Recovery
We have all read the outdoor range Best Management Practices and the Environment Stewardship plan and know the reasons for recovering lead. We are able to offer the following benefits that will have the process possible within the operating budget to your club:
No out of pocket expense to your club.
Lead shot revenue is split between the club and the miner*
Recovered lead shot can be sold to club members for reloading.
Restoration is designed to facilitate lead recovery in the future.
Your environmental liability is reduced.
Your Community Relationships will improve.
* Club share is based on the amount of lead available, and the effort required to recover.
Recycling Permit Application and Local Code Compliance
Land Clearing Operations
Erosion Control Measures
State-of-the-Art, High-Speed Screening Plants and Pneumatic Separators
Direct Sale to Permitted Recycling Facilities with the best lead prices.
Range and Backstop Restoration and Improvements
Soil Stabilization to Reduce the Leachability of Lead
Disposal of any Contaminated Media including Clay Targets, Soils, and Rocks
Soil, Water and Air Testing & Analysis
The Planning Process
Soil Solutions has developed methods to recover lead from the locations and conditions found here in the Northeast. The optimal conditions for recovering lead are based on having flat, wide open areas, with sandy soils and in dry climates. Since this is hardly the case in New England, Soil Solutions has developed a specific material handling processes.
Soil Solutions follows a step-by-step approach to lead recovery. We work with the club owners to complete the following process:
We obtain background information and the range history.
We will visit your club to survey and test the shot fall zones to assay the lead.
Prepare a customized project plan to present to your Board of Directors.
We coordinate with local and state stakeholders.
The Recovery Operations
Once the project is green-lighted, Soil Solutions provides full service lead recovery as detailed in our work plans, The recovery operations will include:
Site Preparation, Clearing, and Erosion Control Measures.
Soil Removal and Stockpiling: typically top 4 to 6 inches.
Initial soil drying to prepare the soil for screening.
Processing material through a hammer-mill shredder if required.
Processing through our double-deck screening plant equipped with custom screens.
Continued processing through our custom pneumatic separation equipment.
Optional processing through custom build pressurized destoner unit.
Addition of soil stabilizing agents to adjust pH and to control leaching.
Return all soil back to the fields and make improvements as planned.
For more information or to schedule an initial meeting to discuss the lead recovery at your club, please contact us at 508-497-0030.