Rags and absorbents that contain oil or other contaminants need to be disposed of safely.
Oily rags should be stored in empty metal containers with water and sealed with a tight metal lid and to prevent oxidation which can lead to combustion.
Does Veolia accept and dispose of rags and absorbents?
Veolia’s highly trained and experienced team can safely collect, transport, decontaminate and dispose of contaminated rags and absorbents.
The packaged rags and absorbents are loaded onto our specialised waste fleet for transport to a treatment facility. The materials will go through an initial testing process to identify the contaminates so they can be treated.
For rags that contain oil, the oil will be extracted from the rags and oily water or taken to a resource recovery facility to be recycled. Clean rags will then be disposed of at landfill.