Think before you flush. With millions of people at home amid the COVID-19 pandemic and a large focus on ramped up activity in hospitals, we must not neglect other vital resources and infrastructure. While we may be using alternatives to toilet paper, such as baby wipes or cloths, and cleaning more often with disinfecting wipes, it is important to remember what should and shouldn’t go down a drain.
Chemical and waste handling is essential in maintaining good housekeeping and material storage practices. By planning ahead and properly storing chemicals, you can prevent pollution and spills.
Below are some of the top 5 Tips for Chemical Handling, along with our downloadable guide for handling used oil, general chemicals, universal waste and electronic waste.
Most municipalities are familiar with handling oil from activities associated with maintenance of vehicles and equipment. When used oil is collected and handled properly, it can be a source of income.
Oil is drained from vehicles or machinery because it has become dirty and no longer serves its intended purpose effectively. Even though it can no longer be used for its original purpose, once it is collected, reconditioned, or re-refined, oils can be used or sold in some form over and over again.
So, a used oil recycler may pay for used oil. The first part of used oil handling is understanding what is and what is not considered used oil.
Is used oil handling and storage nothing new to you? Do you know the storage and handling practices for other chemicals? What about universal and electronic wastes.
Mountains of paperwork, deadlines looming, hazardous chemical concerns…Are you feeling the stress at your water and wastewater treatment facilities because of regulatory requirements?