DPC 35, Outline for Dairy Plant Waste Management

Item #: DPC-035

Published: 2013

Pages: 8

This is a general basic guideline covering the practice of controlling waste loading in a dairy plant environment. It is meant to serve as a basic outline for processing plants to assist them in developing a more comprehensive plan for controlling their dairy waste stream.

The Laboratory & Q.C. Procedures Task Force decided that the previously revised guideline, printed in 1990, needed to be simplified to be effective because of the various state regulations that affect the implementation at dairy facilities.

DISCLAIMER: The DPC is not responsible for the use or application of the information provided in this Guideline. It is the responsibility of the user to ensure that the information addresses their needs and that any action taken complies with appropriate regulations and standards.

Table of Contents:
In-Plant Source Reduction
     a. Sources of  Excess Process Wastewater
     b. Conducting an In Plant Survey
     c. Source Reduction Accounting
     d. Personnel Training
Counter measures to compliment goals
     a. Containment suggestions
     b. Controls for facility drainage
     c. Areas should drain to holding tank
     d. Transfer operations of wastewater tank
Diagram #1: Dairy Plant Waste Management

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DPC 35, Outline for Dairy Plant Waste Management

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