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Nov 21, 2019 at 04:32 PM CST
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Can someone explain what exactly makes a particular washout "certified"? And where do I find one that's, "certified"? The list here on BL does not mention anything about certified or not, thanks.

Replied on Fri, Nov 22, 2019 at 07:42 AM CST
I think a witch doctor from a turd world country has to come perform a voodoo ceremony, while green peace drops LSD and has a orgy.
Replied on Fri, Nov 22, 2019 at 10:14 AM CST

I would like to know that also.

Replied on Fri, Nov 22, 2019 at 12:40 PM CST

A "certified" wash out is one who has filed with the city/state/county or whomever the local governing authority is that the owner certifies they will not knowingly washout any hazardous materials on the same site as tankers, hoppers, ect. Additionally they will keep records of anyone who does wash out on that site (when/where/who) in case contamination is reported so they can trace back and notify people.

Replied on Fri, Nov 22, 2019 at 12:41 PM CST

The certification part is just a document from a legimate location that provides trailer washouts (with the company's location & phone number so they can be contacted for verification purposes) stating that you got one. As a shipper that's all I've ever known a "certified" to mean, and that's all I've ever needed for a customer location requesting one. Has anyone encountered something different?

Replied on Fri, Nov 22, 2019 at 12:57 PM CST

I am just curious....what governing body handles the certification.

Replied on Fri, Nov 22, 2019 at 12:57 PM CST
Correct me if I am wrong, but when Obama was still president, didn’t the government require all truck wash operations to be registered with the EPA and DNR, wich would make them all certified? I seem to remember most of them drying up and blowing away down in Nebraska, when all that was going on.
Replied on Fri, Nov 22, 2019 at 12:57 PM CST
Originally Posted by: ALVARO TIJERINA
Quote: "A "certified" wash out is one who has filed with the city/state/county or whomever the local governing authority is that the owner certifies they will not knowingly washout any hazardous materials on the same site as tankers, hoppers, ect. Additionally they will keep records of anyone who does wash out on that site (when/where/who) in case contamination is reported so they can trace back and notify people. "

Huh...learn something every day!

Replied on Fri, Nov 22, 2019 at 01:28 PM CST
Originally Posted by: KATHERINE BAUMGARTNER
Quote: "The certification part is just a document from a legimate location that provides trailer washouts (with the company's location & phone number so they can be contacted for verification purposes) stating that you got one. As a shipper that's all I've ever known a "certified" to mean, and that's all I've ever needed for a customer location requesting one. Has anyone encountered something different?"

Yes a trailer washout is different and is a few facilitites who performed those washouts, our facility only provides tanker Food grade washouts, I apologize for all the info putting on here, lol.

Replied on Fri, Nov 22, 2019 at 01:30 PM CST
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Depending of the type of wash facility you want to operate, like or facility in WA Sate is a JPA (Juice Products Association) WSDA and Kosher Wash facility.

JPA have different types of washout that they required to Food Grade Procesors to follow depending on the type of product that needs to be load, they hired a Company to load in one facility and dropp off on they're plant, and depending of what product was haul before and the product that is going to be load is the type of wash that it needs to be preformed:

Type 1: Potable water rinse only, no ATP test, not sanitized, sealed upon request.

Type2: Water Based Products. Pre-rinse, 15 minute detergent wash at 160° and drain, potable water rinse and drain, sanitize, ATP test, temporary seal. Includes hand-wash and sanitize of rear valve assembly, top hatch, and two hoses.

Type 3: Water and Oil Mixtures, Oil-Based Products & Allergens. Pre-rinse, 15 minute degreaser wash at 160° and drain, 15 minute detergent wash at 160° and drain, potable water rinse and drain, sanitize, ATP test, temporary seal.

Type 5: Special cleaning guidelines for certain ingredients. Pre-rinse, 15 minute degreaser wash at 160° and drain, 15 minute detergent wash at 160° and drain, potable water rinse to 208° and drain, sanitize, ATP test, temporary seal.

OU Kosher certification, Every OU certified wash facility is authorized to perform kosher maintenance washes. Upgrade washes can only be performed at those facilities whose certificate clearly specifies they are authorized to do so. is performed at a facility certified that it does not recycle water from trailer to trailer or recirculate fresh water through a heat exchanger within a cycle (in other words, it operates a one-pass system).

Kosher 4/5 : Kosherization / Kosher Upgrade - Orthodox Union. Pre-rinse, 20 minute degreaser/detergent wash at 190° and drain, 20 minute potable water rinse at 200° and drain, sanitize, ATP test, temporary seal. Includes hand-wash and sanitize of rear valve assembly, top hatch, and two hoses.

Kosher upgrade: Includes hand-wash and sanitize of rear valve assembly, top hatch, and two hoses.

also need a WSDA certification to perform washout to milk tankers.

Replied on Fri, Nov 22, 2019 at 01:41 PM CST

I THINK YOU ARE RIGHT ABOUT THE OBAMA THING. I KNOW THAT FOR AWHILE THERE WERE WASHOUTS POPPING UP ALL OVER THE PLACE AND THE EPA WAS SHUTTING THEM DOWN ABOUT AS FAST AS THEY WOULD OPEN.

Replied on Fri, Nov 22, 2019 at 02:10 PM CST
Originally Posted by: DUANE GEISELMAN
Quote: "I THINK YOU ARE RIGHT ABOUT THE OBAMA THING. I KNOW THAT FOR AWHILE THERE WERE WASHOUTS POPPING UP ALL OVER THE PLACE AND THE EPA WAS SHUTTING THEM DOWN ABOUT AS FAST AS THEY WOULD OPEN. "

I remember going to a place that washed out cattle pots down in Freemont back then, so I could get a washout to go load material for a precast plant, and all the bull haulers were telling me that there were only six washout locations left in the entire state of Nebraska because of Obama, but at one time there were dozens.
Replied on Sat, Nov 23, 2019 at 09:19 AM CST

Thanks to those who have responded thus far. I'd like to contact the particular governing body for an official list of "certified" washout facilites. So who exactly issues the certification?