Conference Call and Webcast

The Company will host a conference call today at 4:30 p.m. ET (1:30 p.m. PT) to provide commentary on its operational performance and outlook. To participate on the conference call, please dial 1-877-941-2068 or 1-480-629-9712 and reference conference ID 4553656. An audio replay of the conference call will be available approximately one hour after the conclusion of the call through August 20, 2012. The audio replay can be accessed by dialing 1-800-406-7325 or 1-303-590-3030 and entering access code 4553656.

The call will be webcast live and the replay will be available for 12 months. Both will be available in the “For Investors” section of the Heckmann Corporation web site at www.heckmanncorp.com.

Upcoming Investor Conferences

Management will present at two upcoming investor conferences and participate in one-on-one and group meetings with institutional investors according to the following schedule:

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  Credit Suisse 3rd Annual Small & Mid Cap Conference
Thursday, September 20, 2012
The New York Palace, New York

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  Jefferies 2012 Global Energy Conference
Wednesday-Thursday, November 28-29, 2012
St. Regis, Houston

A live and archived webcast of the Jefferies conference will be made available on the Company’s website at www.heckmanncorp.com.

1 On September 30, 2011 Heckmann completed the divestiture of China Water & Drinks, Inc., which formed the Company’s bottled water business segment. The Company reclassified its bottled water segment as discontinued operations in 2011 and its comparable period results reflect this change.

2 A reconciliation of net income to adjusted EBITDA is included in the tables below.

3 Pro-forma financial results for the first quarter of 2012 include the effect of Heckmann Environmental Services (HES – formerly Thermo Fluids Inc., or TFI) as if acquired on January 1, 2012. Heckmann completed the acquisition of TFI on April 10, 2012.

About Heckmann Corporation

Heckmann Corporation ( HEK) is an environmental services company. Heckmann is dedicated to the movement, treatment and disposal of water generated by energy companies involved in the discovery and production of oil, natural gas liquids and natural gas. Heckmann is also a one-stop-shop for collection and recycling services for oily waste products, including used motor oil, oily wastewater, spent antifreeze, used oil filters and parts washers. The Company is building a national footprint across its environmental service offerings and has more than 1,500 employees and operates in 52 locations in the United States.

Interested parties can access additional information about Heckmann on the Company's web site at http://www.heckmanncorp.com, and in documents filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, on the SEC's web site at http://www.sec.gov.

About Non-GAAP Financial Measures

This press release contains non-GAAP financial measures as defined by the rules and regulations of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. A non-GAAP financial measure is a numerical measure of a company’s historical or future financial performance, financial position or cash flows that excludes amounts, or is subject to adjustments that have the effect of excluding amounts, that are included in the most directly comparable measure calculated and presented in accordance with GAAP in the statements of operations, balance sheets, or statements of cash flows of the Company; or includes amounts, or is subject to adjustments that have the effect of including amounts, that are excluded from the most directly comparable measure so calculated and presented. Reconciliations of these non-GAAP financial measures to their comparable GAAP financial measures are included in the attached financial tables.

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