The HSA has published new and updated guidance material in relation to the carriage of Waste Aerosols – UN 1950. The purpose of the guidance note is to highlight and clarify some particular provisions that relate to the carriage of waste aerosols and is not intended to cover all of the relevant provisions of the ADR (European Agreement Concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road)/IMDG Code (International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code). For further advice on any additional provisions (for example, package and vehicle marking and labelling, training requirements, documentation)
Waste aerosols (UN No. 1950) are generally exported from Ireland for reprocessing/ disposal, and must therefore be carried by road in accordance with the provisions of ADR and by sea in accordance with the IMDG Code.
There are four different scenarios that may apply in relation to the carriage by road of waste aerosols:
A. Waste Aerosols with their original caps in place may be carried in accordance with limited quantity (LQ) provisions.
B. Waste aerosols that do not have original caps in place may, in certain circumstances, be carried in accordance with LQ provisions and under ADR special provision 327.
C. Larger quantities of waste aerosols (more than 30kg), that do not have original caps in place, may be carried under ADR special provision 327.
D. Waste aerosols which are severely deformed or leaking, must be carried in salvage packaging.
The guidance document goes into some detail in relation to how waste aerosols should be consigned under the above scenarios. See the full guidance note
Lehane Environmental is a specialist provider of Hazardous Waste Management and has a number of inhouse DGSAs to advise on how waste aerosols should be packaged. We would advise all companies to consult with their service provider prior to packing aerosols for disposal to ensure the correct packaging format is used.
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