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Disposal and Re-Use of Used Chemical Containers

Containers which are emptied of chemicals or any hazardous substances are classified as hazardous/difficult waste as these may contain left over residues. The re-use & disposal of these used containers poses a hazard or health risk if not handled in an environmentally safe manner. Most of these used containers are recycled or reused as containers for new products or other substance

While the Environment Department promotes the recycling of materials including used containers, it also requires that any person doing this comply with environmentally acceptable and safe procedures.

This guideline explains how used containers should be dealt with or disposed of in accordance with the Local Orders of Dubai Municipality. Specifically, this applies to all used/empty containers including 200 Lit drums to small volume containers.