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Safely Navigating Drum Waste Disposal

Drum Waste Disposal

When it comes to drum waste, safety should always be the top priority. Whether you’re managing a construction site, overseeing operations at a manufacturing facility, or running an automotive garage, proper handling, and disposal of drum waste are essential for a safe and compliant workplace. In this blog post, we’ll explore key safety tips Miller Environmental Group (MEG) follows to ensure that your drum waste management practices are safe, efficient, and environmentally responsible.

Understand Your Waste:

Before handling drum waste, it’s crucial to understand exactly what you’re dealing with. If you are unable to identify whether the waste is hazardous or non-hazardous, please call MEG! Our team can characterize its chemical composition, and determine any specific properties, such as flammability or toxicity.

Appropriate Drum Selection:

Choosing the right drum is essential to ensure safe containment and transportation of waste materials. Select drums that are compatible with the type of waste they will contain, and always check for any damage or defects before use to prevent leaks or spills.

Safe Handling Practices:

Handling drum waste is key to minimizing risks and promoting a safe working environment. Always use appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE), employ proper lifting techniques or mechanical aids, and ensure that all handling procedures are conducted with safety in mind.

Proper Storage:

Safe storage of drum waste is imperative to prevent accidents and protect the environment. Store drums in well-ventilated designated areas to ensure compliance.  Keep satellite storage away from high-traffic areas to minimize the risk of accidents.

Regular Inspections:

Routine inspections are essential to identify and address potential risks or issues before escalating. Regularly inspect storage areas and containers for signs of leaks or damage and monitor the surrounding environment for any changes that could affect safety. MEG also offers a regularly scheduled drum waste Transportation and Disposal utilizing MEG Equipment and personnel.  MEG has an established TSDF Network including TSDF locations we own across the country.

Emergency Preparedness:

Being prepared for emergencies is critical to minimizing the impact of incidents involving drum waste. Ensure that spill containment materials and equipment are readily available and that all employees are trained on emergency procedures and spill response techniques.

Professional Waste Disposal:

This final step is where MEG and our professional field services team can help with the proper disposal of the drum waste management process. We can ensure compliance with local, state, and federal regulations to protect your business and the environment.

By working with MEG and following these essential safety tips, you can ensure that your drum waste management practices are safe, efficient, and environmentally responsible. Remember, safety starts with awareness and is maintained through diligence and adherence to best practices. Let’s work together to prioritize safety and protect our working environments.