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Collection of Empty Containers

VWR's process for collecting empty containers - Pre-book your collections

Collection of Empty Containers

VWR will take back empty containers that have been pre-booked for collection.
This service is provided free of charge.

  • VWR’S PRE-BOOK SERVICE IS AS EASY AS A, B, C

A: Inform your usual contact at VWR's Customer Service Centre by
telephone, fax, email or our webiste and let us know approximately how
many drums or boxes of empty bottles you require to be collected.

B: We will log your request and issue our transport company with
documentation authorising them to collect the empty containers.

C: The collection will be made within five working days.
The containers will be picked up by the driver at your
normal delivery location.

  • HOW SHOULD THESE EMPTY CONTAINERS BE RETURNED?

We can only accept back bottles and drums that were originally sourced
from VWR International. Bottles and drums to be collected must be empty
and purged or vented. 

Empty bottles and drums must be returned with caps off to clearly indicate they are non-hazardous. Bottles with caps on will be treated as hazardous waste and charged accordingly.

Unfortunately we cannot accept loose bottles. Please ensure that
any empty containers booked for collection are ready at your normal delivery
point when the vehicle arrives.

  • DUTY OF CARE: CONTROLLED WASTE TRANSFER NOTE

    There are no changes to the requirements for Duty of Care:
    Controlled Waste Transfer Notes, in fact you will already be
    familiar with these documents if we currently collect empty
    containers from your site.
    Our carrier needs a Duty of Care in order to remove your empty
    bottles and drums.
    The simplest process, which avoids the need to submit paperwork
    every time you have empty containers to be returned, is to complete
    an annual Duty of Care certificate.
    Alternatively, you can fill in a Duty of Care note when the driver arrives
    to collect the empties. The driver carries copies of these forms and we
    have made every effort to keep the document as simple as possible.
    You will need to enter:
  • Company name and address
  • Approx. number of bottles and drums (empty bottles must be
    returned in boxes)