Hazardous Waste Interim Storage

Hazardous Waste Interim Storage

         Ardam Hazardous Waste Management provides the service of safe storage of hazardous wastes generated in your facility by completing all necessary procedures within the scope of Environmental Legislation. In accordance with the Hazardous Waste Control Regulation; Intermediate storage facilities, in case there is no suitable place for final disposal or recovery, or before being delivered to recovery and disposal facilities that have obtained environmental licenses, wastes can be stored in intermediate storages so that the amount of waste reaches sufficient capacity. The waiting period in these warehouses cannot exceed one year. However, this period may be extended in obligatory cases with the approval of the Ministry. It is obligatory to obtain an Environmental License from the Ministry for intermediate storage facilities.

What is Hazardous Waste?
        While the wastes shown with the (A) sign in the ANNEX-IV of the Regulation on General Principles of Waste Management are classified as hazardous waste regardless of any hazardous waste concentration, the wastes shown with the (M) sign in the same list are the threshold concentration of the hazardous wastes given in ANNEX-III B. If it has a value above it, it is a hazardous waste. In addition, wastes containing the substances in Annex-3 A or Annex-3-B and given in E-4 depending on their natural character or the activity that caused their formation, are included in the annex of the Regulation on General Principles of Waste Management. If they have one or more of the features in Annex-III A and show the dangerous characteristics given in Annex-III B in the annex of the same Regulation, they are classified as hazardous waste.

Substances that are in an official obligation in the intermediate storage of hazardous waste;

  • The warehouse floor of the open and closed areas will be made of impermeable material, and the electrical and mechanical infrastructure will have the feature of explosion-proof.
  • Emergency measures will be taken at the facility and it will be of such a nature that it can be used by emergency vehicles at the facility.
  • Considering the laboratory and electrical-mechanical infrastructure in the facility, the risk of explosion of gases, the presence of flammable liquids and corrosive/corrosive wastes, it will be mandatory to use non-explosive materials in the electrical installation.
  • It will be mandatory to have at least one engineer responsible for the safe and legal operation of the facility.
  • While the storage period in waste interim storage facilities is limited to one year, regardless of the amount of waste, this period can be extended with the approval of the Ministry in cases of necessity.
  • In order to operate the waste interim storage facilities without harming the environment and human health, the economic means specified in the third article of the Environment Law were used in the Communiqué. According to this; In line with the tariff and instruction determined by the Undersecretariat of Treasury every year, it has been made compulsory to have financial liability insurance.


Waste Acceptance Criteria in accordance with the Communiqué on Waste Intermediate Storage Facilities;

  • Except for the wastes specified in the facility license, no waste is accepted in the intermediate storage facilities. Wastes that are not properly packaged, not transported by a licensed vehicle for hazardous wastes, and for which a national waste transport form must be prepared in accordance with the legislation, cannot be accepted to the facility without a form being drawn up. It is necessary to provide information about the composition of the waste before the hazardous wastes are accepted to the interim storage facility and stored in the facility. In order for the waste to be accepted in these facilities, the waste producer must have prepared information and documents containing the composition of the waste and other important characteristics before the waste is transported to the storage facility.
  • In the Annex-IV of the Regulation on the General Principles of Waste Management, the analysis of the waste marked with the (M) sign in the Waste List is submitted to the intermediate storage facility by the waste producer, and the verification tests regarding the chemical contents and physical properties of the waste specified below are submitted by the intermediate storage facility. It must be done in the laboratory in the facility. In addition, for all waste codes to be accepted to the interim storage facility, the analyzes regarding the recovery/disposal of the wastes must be provided by the waste producers and given to the interim storage operator.
  • The following chemical contents and physical properties are taken into account in the analysis of waste:
    Various heavy metal concentrations,
    The concentration of inorganic pollutants,
    The concentration of organic pollutants,
    Definitions of physical properties of wastes including solid, liquid, gas, flash point, freezing point and pH parameters.
    Obligations of Hazardous Wastes and Industrial Facilities
  • It is responsible for all processes from the production of the waste to its accumulation, from its temporary storage to its transportation, from its transportation to the disposal facility.


As stated in the regulation on the control of hazardous waste, Waste producer;

  • Taking the necessary measures to minimize waste production,
  • By ensuring waste management in a way that minimizes the harmful effects of wastes on human health and the environment in accordance with the provisions of this Regulation, the three-year waste management plan is prepared within the date of the entry into force of this Regulation.
  • By getting approval from the governorship by preparing it within six months from now on,
  • In accordance with the provisions of this Regulation, in case of temporary storage of wastes in its facilities, obtaining permission from the governorship,
  • Keeping records of the wastes it produces, packaging and labeling in accordance with internationally accepted standards requested by the recycling or disposal facility, which has obtained an environmental license to send the waste,
  • Laboratories belonging to institutions/organizations authorized by the Ministry and/or internationally accepted wastes are not dangerous for the wastes that are marked with (M) in the Annex-IV attached to the Regulation on General Principles of Waste Management and that are claimed not to contain the features specified in Annex-III B. by documenting the analyzes made by the institutions to the Ministry,
  • To meet the expenditures made to determine the quality of the waste,
  • Filling in the waste declaration form every year until the end of March of the following year, using the web-based program prepared by the Ministry to include the information of the previous year, to approve and print it out, and to keep a copy for five years,
  • In case of storage or disposal of waste outside the facility, filling in the transportation form and following the prescribed procedure,
  • By complying with current international standards in waste transportation,
  • In case the waste disposal facility does not accept, sending the carrier to another facility or ensuring that the carrier returns the waste and disposes of it,
  • Dispose of or have their wastes disposed of in accordance with the principles in this Regulation, by their own means or by meeting the necessary expenses in a waste disposal facility that has an environmental license, or in joint waste disposal facilities to be established with municipalities or real and legal persons,
  • By temporarily storing the wastes in strong, leakproof, safe and conforming to internationally accepted standards placed on the concrete field away from the facilities and buildings within the borders of the factory, placing the hazardous waste phrase on the containers, specifying the amount of the stored material and the date of storage on the containers, in case of seeing it, transferring the wastes to another container with the same characteristics, ensuring that the containers are always closed, temporarily storing the wastes in a way that does not enter into a chemical reaction,
  • Producers, who produce up to one thousand kilograms of waste per month, can temporarily store their wastes on their land for a maximum of one hundred and eighty days without obtaining permission from the governorship, provided that the amount of accumulated waste does not exceed six thousand kilograms. In this case, to assign at least one person to take precautions in the field in case of any danger and to inform the governorship of this person's contact information,
  • Before being sent to the recycling and disposal facilities in accordance with the provisions of this Regulation, to make their own wastes harmless by physical, chemical or biological processes by taking the necessary precautions, and if residual waste occurs, to take it to the disposal and recovery facility that has an environmental license, or to ensure that it is sent,
  • Taking all kinds of measures regarding the health and safety of the employees responsible for the collection, transportation and temporary storage of wastes within the facility,
  • In order to prevent accidental or intentional spills and pollution caused by such events, restoring the crime scene within one month at the latest, depending on the type of waste, and covering all expenses,
  • Informing the governorship when accidental or intentional waste spills and similar events occur, and submitting the report containing information on the accident date, place of the accident, type and amount of waste, cause of the accident, waste disposal process and rehabilitation of the accident site,
  • At the stage of obtaining a construction and operating license for its activities, it is obliged to document that its hazardous wastes will be disposed of in accordance with the provisions of this Regulation.

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