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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 license to collect, receive and dispose of hazardous waste.

Businesses are required by the authorities to declare all waste categorized as "hazardous waste". Companies that produce waste are themselves responsible for knowing what hazardous waste is, and how it should be handled.

Are you in doubt about whether something contains dangerous substances?

Contact us for a review of the waste you produce and how you can handle this correctly.


Course: Hazardous waste and electronic declaration

SAR offers environmental consulting-services and courses to promote environmentally friendly and cost-effective Waste Chain Management throughout the entire value chain. See updates in our course calendar for future activities.


Training and Courses


Labeling and declaration of hazardous waste

All hazardous waste must be labeled and declared in accordance with recommended guidelines.

Companies that produce waste and recipients of waste are obliged to declare hazardous waste.

The declaration gives the authorities an overview of how much hazardous waste there is, where it has arisen and who has taken care of it. If you do not want to do the declaration yourself, it is possible to give a power of attorney to an authorized actor. Contact your local SAR partner for more information.

Households and private individuals do not have to declare hazardous waste, but must provide information regarding what type of waste they deliver to municipal collection schemes.

For a complete list of hazardous waste, see the guidelines at is a solution for declaring hazardous waste and radioactive waste. The solution is utilized by actors with a declaration obligation, authorities and others who want insights into declared waste.


For a complete list, see the guidelines in

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

Learn more: SAR offers environmental consulting services and courses to promote eco-friendly and cost-effective Waste Chain Management throughout the value chain.


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.


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. Buy or rent equipment for handling of hazardous waste.


Equipment and Labelling

8m³ open offshore container

7m³ offshore comprimator


Interested in more information about our hazardous waste services?

Please reach out to Sindre for more informasjon or send us a short message through the contact form below.

Sindre Håland
Sales Manager, SAR Gruppen AS

930 24 201

Sindre Håland 2


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