Liquid waste fact sheets - Protecting the environment and your business
Liquid waste can contaminate land and pollute waters and needs to be managed in a way that protects the environment and community. Under the Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997 businesses that generate liquid waste must comply with certain requirements.
EPA has released a series of information sheets titled Liquid Waste Fact Sheet – Protecting the environment and your business. The five fact sheets in the series provide important information to businesses about managing liquid waste.
The fact sheets are provided in pdf format (requires Acrobat Reader) and cover the following topics:
- Handling liquid waste (handlewaste05246.pdf 157 kb)
Did you know, if handled inappropriately, liquid wastes can harm the environment and your business? The tips provided in this fact sheet will help you ensure that liquid wastes are handled safely in your workplace.
- Storing liquid waste (storewaste05249.pdf 162 kb)
Storing liquid waste safely helps protect the environment and your business. This fact sheet will help you ensure that liquid wastes are stored in an environmentally safe manner.
- Responding to spills (respondspills05248.pdf 219 kb)
Liquid waste spills that are not appropriately handled can harm the environment and your business. This fact sheet shows you how your business can respond to spills and manage the clean-up of liquid waste spills in a way that minimises environmental harm.
- Reducing liquid waste through cleaner production (reducewaste05388.pdf 82 kb)
Did you know, cleaner production can increase profits, improve product quality and lift employee morale and safety? This fact sheet will help you implement cleaner production principles and practices in your business.
Page last updated: 12 July 2012