Storing and handling drums and intermediate bulk containers, PPG26

How to comply with environmental law and prevent pollution when storing and handling drums and intermediate bulk containers.

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All pollution prevention guidance (PPGs) that was previously maintained by the Environment Agency has been withdrawn from use and can now be found on The National Archives.

Pollution prevention guidance contained a mix of regulatory requirements and good practice advice. The Environment Agency does not provide ‘good practice’ guidance.

Current guidance explains how to: report an environmental incident, get permission to discharge to surface or groundwater, manage business and commercial waste, store oil and any oil storage regulations, discharge sewage with no mains drainage, work on or near water and manage water on land.


PPG26 Drums and Intermediate bulk containers (IBCs)

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Pollution Prevention Guidance 26 (PPG 26) gives information to commercial and industrial businesses who store and handle drums and intermediate bulk containers (IBCs).

It provides advice on choosing drums and IBCs, designing storage areas, delivery and handling, maintenance, dealing with spills and waste management.

Published 3 June 2011
Last updated 15 April 2014 + show all updates
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