chemical drums

Welcome to the waste directory  - chemical drums

What can be recycled?

Empty chemical drums can be recycled by VWR. Drums must be empty and have their tops removed. The drums should be placed upside down to ensure that rain water does not enter the drum and cause doubt as to what the contents are.

What is included?





  • Other items

Waste hierarchy

What happens to this waste stream?

0% reused
100% recycled
0% recovered
0% incinerated
0% landfilled

Chemical drums waste stream

Metal represents 2% of our total waste.

Where do I put empty chemical drums?

Chemical drums can be left on the Chemistry loading bay in the metal crate or in the crate in Bone courtyard.

All drums must be:

  • Empty
  • Clean
  • Placed in the crate upside down

Who removes them?

  • Our metal recycler will collect them

What happens then?

  • The metal is recycled.

How green is this waste stream?

  • All drums are recycled