Table of Contents
12.1.2 Other Important Definitions
12.2 Waste Identification and Management
12.2.1 Source Reduction and Waste Minimization
18.104.22.168 Specific Examples
12.2.2 General Waste
12.2.3 Special Management Waste
22.214.171.124 Domestic Sewage and Wastewater
126.96.36.199 Drill Rig Waste
188.8.131.52 Other Wastewater
12.2.4 Hazardous Waste
184.108.40.206 Hazardous Waste Identification
220.127.116.11 Storage and Handling
18.104.22.168 Used Petroleum Products
22.214.171.124 Used Antifreeze
126.96.36.199 Off-Site Management
188.8.131.52 On-site Waste Management Facilities
Waste includes those materials that are discarded, or are intended to be discarded.
This section addresses the issue of waste management with the goal of leaving as light a footprint as possible in an exploration program. It describes the various categories of waste and gives guidance in assessing the management and disposal options that are available.
All waste disposal activities require a permit from the local authorities, whether on-site or off-site. This may be issued by the Mines Department, the Environment Department or the local municipal government, and will vary from country to country (or even within countries).