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Following are a set of P2 options you may wish to implement. No option is perfect for everyone, but sometimes options that have worked at one facility can work at yours. They might also serve as inspiration.

Unreviewed Options, Use with CautionUnreviewed Empty Drum Management Options

Options below have not been reviewed by pollution prevention specialists. They are commonly recommended and implemented for facilities.

Drum to re-cyclable totes conversions
convert drumed raw materials over to re-cyclable totes where possible in order to reduce RCRA empty crushed drum waste
Strict Enforcement of No Heels
Retraining of drivers who pickup empty containers on the No Heels Policy. Inspection by management of empty drum contents.
Outsourcing of Drum Cleaning
Have drums cleaned by outside drum cleaning business
Off-Site Empty Drum Recycle
Drums are cleaned on-site and then sent to an off-site vendor for recycle/reuse.
Reduce the number of Empty Drums
Set up Vendors to offer the product in reuseable containers and larger quantity totes.
Drum Re-Use
Re-use empty drums by filling the drums with waste, provided that the waste is compatible with the product originally in the drum

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