While it can be cumbersome for chemical users to keep up with legislation, rules and regulations, it’s comforting to know that you do not need to spend thousands of dollars to provide safe and secure storage area for your chemicals.
For a few dollars on bits’n’pieces, and a couple hours of your time, you can create your own chemical storage container that is safe, secure, bunded, and portable (sorry, it won’t make coffee for you!).
To begin, you will need to source a clean empty 1000L shuttle (available from salvage yards…for a small fee). Keep your eye out and ask around as you will also often find them sitting around on farms and in the yards of chemical resellers.
Next, follow the simple instructions in our slide show found here which will show you how to convert the shuttle into your own storage container – all for under $20.
Once completed, be sure to label your storage pod well.
To make it easy for you, and to keep those around you safe, we will send you a FREE self-adhesive, weather-proof ‘Chemical Storage’ sticker to put on your storage pod. You can request yours here – Free Chemical Shed Sticker.
We have seen some wild and wacky ways of storing small quantities of chemicals in our time. Some are awesome – and yes some a little scary! Either way seeing what people are up to in their daily lives is always fun and we would love to see yours and listen to your stories. Share with us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to hearing from you!