Drum Waste

From hazardous waste drums disposal to metal drum waste recycling, Cleanaway has the expertise and purpose-built trucks to provide safe and secure drum waste disposal.

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Drum waste disposal

A container drum, also known as a barrel, is usually used to hold liquids and bulk cargo of various kinds. These include hazardous materials, chemicals and powders. Drum waste broadly refers to using these drums to store waste materials and to the condition of the drums themselves after use.

The waste in the drums must be properly identified before the disposal process can begin. Hazardous waste drums and chemical drum waste disposal methods differ based on their contents.

Drum waste disposal services may also include hazardous packaged waste collection and disposal, as well as hazardous waste drums and chemical drum waste disposal.

Drum waste management

Cleanaway provides drum collection, processing, recovery and recycling services to the paint, automotive, manufacturing and industrial applications industries. Our team of highly trained personnel and purpose-built fleet can collect, clean and recycle a range of plastic and steel drums and tins.

We start by treating the waste stream found within the drums, either reusing it as fuel or disposing it safely if the resources cannot be recovered. The drums themselves are then crushed and traded as scrap steel or recycled and sold back to industry.

For your peace of mind, Cleanaway is certified to Australian standards for quality, environment and occupational health and safety and operates under an externally certified Integrated Management System. We deliver the highest quality service for your waste management needs.

Pre-service inspection
Waste processing

Key customers


We collect, dispose of and recycle oil drum waste from the automotive industry and paint barrels from paint industries.


We can identify, transport and safely manage your hazardous waste drums disposal process.

Why choose Cleanaway 

Customised collection and disposal services

Tailored to fit your business needs, budget and schedule.

Specialised fleet

Fully compliant fleet for collection and processing.

Maximise landfill diversion

Reduce waste sent to landfill.

Total waste management

We offer total waste management solutions to support all your waste needs.

More solutions for Hazardous Regulated Waste

A reliable hazardous waste solutions provider is key to minimising risks to your staff, site and the environment.
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We are in every major city and region in Australia. Chances are you will find us not too far away from where you are. We’re in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, and Perth, as well as Karratha, Rockhampton, Newcastle, Geelong, Port Augusta, Albury, and more.