Stay up to date with the re-published Regulatory Position Statement (RPS) 132 government guidance and main amendments that have been made.

15 March 2024

The government guidance on storing and treating waste fire extinguishers: RPS 132 has been reviewed and updated on 13th March 2024.

The main differences between this version and the previous one is as follows:

  • Storage of extinguishers no longer than 3 months before treatment
  • Storage undercover and in a secure way
  • No discharge of foam to sewer
  • Any foams containing POPS should be sent for high temperature incineration.
  • If you are using this RPS you must apply for an environmental permit by 1st September 2024
  • This RPS will be withdrawn on 1st September 2025

See the government guidance here.

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