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Hazardous Waste

Hazardous waste is substances that even in small quantities can cause injury to man, animals or the wider environment.

Hazardous waste must be handled in a safe and proper manner. All departments of SAR have a licence to collect, receive and dispose of hazardous waste.


Examples of hazardous waste:

  • Drilling cuttings, oily emulsions from drill floor, and materials consisting of, containing or contaminated with crude oil or condensate
  • Oil fraction from oil separator and liquid oil slops from tank cleaning
  • Oily products like spills, grease and lubricants, oil filters, oily fillers, oily liquids, fuels and heating oi
  • Organic solvents including chloroform, acetone, brake fluid, anti-freeze and refrigerator coolants, lynol cellulose-based thinner, lighter fluid, turpentine, other paint thinners and white spirit
  • Slag and scale, dust, suspended ash, catalyst residue, abrasive beads containing harmful substances
  • Chemicals such as agents containing acids, alkalis or solvents
  • Paint and finishing products including paints, adhesives, varnish and epoxy hardeners
  • Spray cans containing hazardous substance
  • Cleaning and maintenance products such as burnishing pads, spot remover, rust remover, de-icing lock spray, etc
  • Waste containing mercury such as old batteries, light tubes and thermometers, etc
  • Lead-acid batteries and products containing cadmium, including NiCad batteries and rechargeable batteries. Also lithium batteries and button batteries.
  • Control agents such as pesticides for use on plants, fungicides to control mould, and anti-vermin agents like rat poison
  • Building waste including CCA-impregnated timber, creosote-impregnated timer, chlorinated paraffins, like double glazing seals and expanded foam, also PCB and PCT waste such as caulking compounds and vinyl floor coverings
  • Hobby chemicals, glues, photolab reagents, white-out for typists, nail varnish, etc.

We will make sure that suitable liquid containers, intermediate bulk containers (IBCs) and collection drums for the different sorting fractions are provided where needed. We can either empty the waste or exchange the container. (link til tjeneste)

Among the fractions we commonly collect with ADR-accredited tank vehicles are:

  • Oil separator slops
  • Metal/hydroxide sludge
  • Spill oil
  • Oil/water emulsions
  • Diesel oil
  • Heating oil and petrol
  • Oily mud and cuttings
  • Acids and alkalis
  • Solvents
  • Any large volumes left in tanks

Waste is sorted into drums, IBCs and small containers is collected with our ADR-accredited tanker or flat-bed lorry.


Labelling for hazardous waste

All hazardous waste must be labeled according to recommending guidelines.

Contact your local SAR partner for more information.

Labelling  Contact

For a complete list, see the guidelines in

Recommended reading: Recommended guidelines for Waste Management in the offshore industry


Equipment and products

In order to handle industrial waste and hazardous waste in a safe, organized and cost-effective manner, it is vital to provide suitable equipment and products for storage, collection, transport and final disposal of the various fractions. We offer advice and can help you identify the ideal solutions for your workplace.


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