Why Drum Disposal is important?
Many business uses containers to store chemical products, materials or wastes. If not managed properly, an empty container and its residues become a liability because residuals can contaminate water, soil and groundwater. Containers are regulated under the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). Drum Disposal must be in compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations.
Proper Drum Disposal and Recycling is important because regulations restrict the dumping of such material in a landfill. Is important to follow proper procedures and have an appropriate plan established for disposing of the drums once they are empty. Even empty drums not properly managed can lead to many problems for the company responsible for their care.
Accidents may occur during handling of drums and other hazardous waste containers. Hazards include detonations, fires, explosions, vapor generation, and physical injury resulting from moving heavy containers by hand and working around stacked drums, heavy equipment, and deteriorated drums.
The appropriate procedures for handling drums depend on the drum contents. For more information download the following OSHA Regulation PDF File