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This guidance sheet forms part of a series of guidance sheets on preventing and managing offensive odours, and should be read in conjunction with EPA Victoria’s Odour Guidance for Industry webpage.
Containment refers to the site management practice of containing your odour producing processes or stock piles indoors, or under suitable covers outdoors. Containment is one of the simplest forms of odour control, and can be implemented in a variety of effective ways depending on your business or site.
Containment should be used whenever possible. This is a broadly applicable control that can benefit a vast array of sites and businesses.
Suitable for: as this control involves the containment of odour producing sources it can be implemented to control almost any odour or potential odour.
Industries that would use this: All industries could benefit from this control, however, sites that receive, manage, or produce highly odorous materials have the most to gain from this control. It is also highly recommended for businesses which conduct potentially odorous activities outside.
‘Recommended separation distances for industrial residual air emissions – guideline’ (EPA publication 1518): provides guidance on buffer requirements for minimum distances between odour producing sources and your site perimeter.
Odour guidance sheets:
Site planning & management.
Effective odour capture systems.
Page last updated on 4 Jun 2019