Waste Management Program - Storage Tank Handling

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 Reduce - Reuse - Recycle

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Photo of inside of metal fuel tank containing product and sludge. Photo of inside of fuel tank showing absorbent used for removal of petroleum residue. Photo showing metal fuel tank with view hole cut into end.

All sludge and product must be

removed prior to transport of the

tank to a scrap metal salvage site.

Tanks must be vapor free to

eliminate the threat of explosion

during processing.

At a minimum, "view holes" approximately 18 inches

by 18 inches must be cut or punched into each tank.


Click on metals recyclers for a list of companies accepting scrap metal storage tanks.