It’s the new year. Lots of people will look for new jobs, and some of us will actually make the move to a new company or new role.
If you are in a new position at a new site, and are unsure which containment units you have / have responsibility for. We put together a list of the most common ways of storing / containing hazardous liquid waste safely.
- IBC’s – An intermediate bulk container is a pallet mounted, industrial grade container that is used for storing and transporting bulk liquids, powders.
- Bunded areas – A bund is a containment around an area where hazardous liquids are handled, processed or stored. Bunds usually consists of four walls and a base surrounding the tank. It is designed to prevent hazardous waste from reaching nearby waterways, if the storage tank leaks or bursts.
- Interceptors – An underground tank system, that separates contaminants found in waste water generated by industrial or agricultural operations. The hazardous waste is stored safely until it can be carefully removed and disposed of responsibly. For the interceptor to work, the tank must be regularly inspected and serviced as required. Filters are a key feature of most modern tanks, and they also need to be regularly replaced and contaminated filters disposed of correctly.
- Silos – structure for storing bulk material.
- Gullies – These are usually covered by drain grates and need to be cleared regularly to ensure the free flow water. Avoiding blockage and flooding on your site is particularly important where there may be traces of hazardous waste.
- Catchpits – Found typically in car wash bays. These are effectively larger sized gullies.
The type of storage you may have for liquid waste containment will vary depending on industry, chemicals on site, location and proximity to waterways. All of these pieces of equipment protect your site, your employees and the environment.
It is our job to protect the environment by protecting your site. We can offer the most relevant and up to date advice on liquid waste disposal. If you feel you could benefit from a full site survey to discuss your obligations and requirements, contact us to arrange at your convenience.
Tel: 01273 616 470