Cleaning MS and HDPE of Empty Drums | How to Clean Plastic Drums

To lay down the cleaning and reuse of ms and HDPE plastic drums. 

procedure for MS & HDPE Container/drums. This SCP is applicable to MS/HDPE drums in the production area.

Cleaning MS & HDPE of empty drums

Procedures of ms and HDPE Drums cleaning


   Execution Operator

   Checking QC/QA Chemist


HOD Production

Transfer the container/drums of HDPE and MS to the washing area of respective sections and clean inner & outer surfaces with potable /normal water at last two times till all the residue is washed off.

Then clean the inner and outer surface with suitable water (2.5% soap sol.) or solvents using a lint-free cloth then wash with potable or normal water.

Finally rinse with purified water. 

Dry the Container /drums with a clean lint-free cloth and keep these drums on the racket & affix a cleaned label.

While using the containers wipe again with a lint-free cloth and take for use.

Re-cleaned the containers if not used within 72 hrs.

Washing water drain to ETP plant.

>Whole material is taken out of drums 

Abbreviation:-  SCP = Standard Cleaning procedure

 ETP = Effluent Treatment Plant

Sol = Solution

Do you clean Chemical Drums

Wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) including gloves, goggles, and a respirator.
Empty the contents of the drum and dispose of any remaining chemicals according to local regulations.

Use a high-pressure hose to rinse the interior and exterior of the drum.

Apply a cleaning solution that is compatible with the type of chemical that was previously stored in the drum.

Scrub the drum with a long-handled brush or use a high-pressure washer.

Rinse the drum thoroughly with clean water.
Inspect the drum for any damage or residual contamination.

Label the drum appropriately and store it in a designated area for reuse or disposal.

How do you clean plastic drums?

1. Rinse the drum with water to remove any loose debris or residue. 2. Mix a cleaning solution of hot water and a mild detergent. Scrub the inside of the drum with a long-handled brush. 3. Rinse the drum thoroughly with clean water. 4. Allow the drum to air dry completely before use.

What is the best cleaner for drums?

The best cleaner for drums will depend on the type of material the drum is made of and the nature of the substances it contained. Some commonly used cleaners for drums. Solvent-based cleaners, Alkaline cleaners, and Acid-based cleaners.

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