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Hazardous Substances Act, 1973 (Act No. 15 of 1973)

Group I Hazardous Substances Regulations

10. Disposal of Empty Containers

 

 

1) Every container of a Category B Group I hazardous substance which is returnable to a supplier shall, before being so returned, be securely closed so as to preclude any loss of its contents.

 

2) Every such returned container shall, after being cleaned, be used only as a Category B Group I hazardous substances container.

 

3) Every empty container of a Category B Group I hazardous substance which has no notification on the label that the container must be returned to the supplier, shall be Perforated and flattened and then buried in the ground or disposed of in any other safe manner.

 

4) No container that at any time contained a Group I hazardous substance may be used as a container for any foodstuff or cosmetic as defined by the Foodstuffs, Cosmetics and Disinfectants Act, 1971 (Act 54 of 1972).

 

5) No empty container that contained a foodstuff or cosmetic as defined by the Foodstuffs, Cosmetics and Disinfectants Act, 1972 (Act 54 of 1972), shall be used as a container for any Group I hazardous substance.