N. Law & Associates Company Limited

No. Q-002 -- Waste Lub-oil problems

Q : I am running a small electronic factory in Hong Kong. If we generate around 50 cc
of waste lubrication oil per month, can we just dispose of it in the toilet ? Would we
get a nonconformity while being audited by the auditor during an ISO 14000
assessment ?
A :

It is again the Law if you dispose of the chemical waste into the toilet (foul sewer).

Any nonconformity which violates the Law will be considered as a nonconformity
and must be corrected before ISO 14000 certification can be granted. Our advice
is to collect these oils for the proper disposal by licensed contractors.