Chemicals and Acids Safe Storage, Collection and Disposal

Chemical waste is any product of waste that contains or was in contact with chemicals. Chemical waste can be in the form of a solid, a liquid or a gas. Chemical waste can pose a threat to the health of humans and/or the environment and need to be handled via a secure method.

Chemical waste is considered hazardous if it is

  • Toxic
  • Flammable
  • Corrosive
  • Highly reactive

Safe storage, collection and disposal of chemicals and acids is essential, whether you are a business that regularly produces chemical waste or a one off, the same regulations have to be complied.

It is important that as a business, you know how to manage, store and dispose of chemical waste so that you are able you comply with legislation such as the Environmental Protection Act of 1990 and the Health and Safety at Work Act of 1974 as failing to do so can result in serious repercussions.

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    How to properly store Chemical waste

    You need to comply with the governmental regulations for disposing of chemical waste, which includes COSHH (Control Of Substances Hazardous to Health)

           It is imperative that you, as a business owner ensures that your business is storing chemical waste appropriately to protect yourself and anybody on your premises from potential harm to health. Packco handling can help you to establish a chemical waste management plan to provide you with clarity regarding how you should be storing and disposing of chemical waste in line with the governmental regulations.

    Chemical waste has to be:

    • Handled with care before, after and during use. Anyone that comes into contact with the waste must wear PPE and adhere to the health and safety guidelines.
    • Stored in a designated spot on your premises, in a locked and hidden away place that only people that are trained and are wearing the appropriate health and safety attire can access.
    • Separate from any other specifications of Hazardous waste, stored in specific chemical waste-safe bins and containers, such as Chemical waste drums, containers or COSHH bins, which we can provide for you.

    A vast range of industries and business sectors all produce chemical waste, get in touch with Packco Handling today for new solutions to your chemical waste needs.

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