If your business works with solid materials, you must store and manage them the right way. This will help prevent spills or emissions that could harm human health and the environment.

Examples of solid materials are powders, granules and pellets.

Our Solid storage and handling guidelines (publication 1730) gives information on:

  • where solid materials can come from
  • how solid materials can harm the environment and people’s health
  • ways to prevent solid materials entering the environment.

Other resources for storing and handling solids include:

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Reviewed 14 September 2020