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Safe storage - drums and intermediate bulk containers

Guidance for Pollution Prevention 26

NetRegs, 2019
Safe storage - drums and intermediate bulk containers

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Guidance for Pollution Prevention


Guidance for all who deal with the storage and handling of drums and Intermediate Bulk Containers (IBCs), highlighting good practice for oil and chemical storage in small containers, 205 litre drums, and 1000 litre IBCs.


Published February 2019. Does not apply in England. Supersedes Pollution Prevention Guidelines 26: Safe storage - drums and intermediate bulk containers (EA, 2011). Guidance for Pollution Prevention is a new series replacing Pollution Prevention Guidelines.


Publisher History

NetRegs provides environmental guidance for small and medium-sized businesses in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.



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