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Orphaned gas cylinders in the waste and recycling industries

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This guidance was produced by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), in consultation with the Waste Industry Safety and Health (WISH) forum. It is aimed at managers, supervisors and operators working in the waste management and recycling industry and gives information on how to deal with unwanted or unidentifiable gas cylinders ('orphaned' cylinders) that appear in the waste stream at metals recycling facilities or civic amenity sites.

Updated: 2013-07-17