Liquid Waste Solutions
November 10, 2016
From commercial kitchens to industrial factories, a wide range of businesses across various industries collect liquid waste through their practices and require safe and efficient methods of Liquid waste storage and disposal.
Solutions for all Liquid Waste types including:
Grease Trap – Examples of our Grease Trap service capabilities include
- Both waste safe and non-waste safe licensed
- Sydney water and EPA approved
- DAF (dissolved air filtration tank) cleaning across NSW
- All areas serviced
Septic Waste – Bingo provides collection, transport and treatment options for septic waste. We have the capability to cater to jobs of all sizes at competitive rates. Examples of our Septic Waste service capabilities include;
- Laundry pits
- Grey water
- Portable toilets
- Septic tanks
- Sewerage pits
Liquid & Hazardous
- Contaminated Ground Water
- Contaminated Liquid Waste
- Contaminated Spill Waste
- Oily Water (J120)
- Fire Water
- Ground Water
- Liquid Sludge
- Hydrocarbon Based Waste
- Manufacturing Liquid – Bi-Product
- Paint Solvents
- Oil Filters / Oily Rags
Liquid waste all require Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved manners of storage, transportation and disposal. Bingo has invested heavily in becoming an industry leader in liquid waste and liquid hazardous waste disposal and are operational 24/7. You can count on Bingo liquid waste solutions for emergency liquid waste requests, servicing low-access areas, grease trap cleaning and disposing of large volumes of liquid waste. Although we are able to safely transport and dispose of your liquid or hazardous waste, it must be stored correctly.
Storing your liquid waste correctly ensures you are protecting the environment, your business and your staff from harm. Remember, businesses that handle liquid waste in a way that is threatening to the environment can be issued with a legal notice, fined or even face court action. Never, ever consider disposing of your liquid waste down a stormwater drain as these flow directly to local waterways and if contaminated, can seriously harm the public and the environment.
It is always preferable to keep a minimum amount of liquid or hazardous waste as possible on your premises. When you do have to store this waste, bund walls or covered areas are the safest option to minimise any risk. To select a place on your premises for these areas, consider the following points:
Selecting a safe liquid hazardous waste storage area:
- The area should be large enough that drums are not stacked on top of each other. In this situation, if a drum were to tip over, its contents may not be protected.
- While the area should not be located in a high traffic area, it is preferable to ensure the area does not require the liquids to be transported too far from where it is collected to the storage area.
- If there are stormwater drains located in or around the area you are planning to store these liquids, it is highly recommended you reconsider the position of your storage area. Any accidental spillage in the storage area could result in liquids moving down the stormwater drain.
Setting up a safe liquid waste storage area:
After a safe area for you to store you liquid waste has been selected, it is essential the construction and labelling of this area also promotes the highest level of safety for the environment and your staff.
- Clearly label your designated liquid waste area and identify what liquids are being stored there.
- Use bunds that will contain spills and leaks and not inhibit clean-up operations.
- Ensure these barriers are resistant to any chemical reaction that may be made if they are to come into contact with any of the liquids being stored within them.
- Use spill containment systems that will minimise the likelihood of drums tipping over and causing a spill outside the designated containment area.
- Clearly label all drums and other vessels used to store the waste with what is contained within them.
- Ensure the bunds are large enough to contain 100% of the volume of the largest tank contained within them. If waste is contained in drums, ensure the bund walls are at least 25% of the total volume of the liquid waste stored. For flammable liquid waste, consider whether the capacity of the bunds needs to be increased to allow for the capture of firewater.
- Design the bunds so it is easy to move the liquid waste containers by forklift or to pump out the contents of the containers.
Storing the liquids:
Once you have a secure area it is vital you continue to store the liquids in a safe manner until they can be collected and disposed of by the Bingo team. It is important you store liquid waste in drums or containers that are not rusted, dented or show signs of deterioration. This can compromise the security of the liquids within the drums and allow for the possibility of spills or leaks.
Bingo’s liquid waste provides EPA online waste tracking and the services are available in NSW:
- Sydney Metro
- Illawarra Region
- Central Coast Region
- Newcastle & Hunter Region