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View Resource Dealing With Your Hazardous Waste

Hazardous wastes in an auto collision repair shop go far beyond waste paints and solvents: Rags used for solvent wiping, sponges and mops used for cleaning and spray booth filters are also part of...

http://www.abrn.com/abrn/article/articleDetail.jsp?id=58060
View Resource ECAR Fact Sheet for California Septic Tanks and Disposal Wells

There is a simple rule for determining when it is OK to put industrial wastewater into a septic system - never. You can dispose of "sanitary wastes" from ordinary lavatory use or hand washing in a...

http://www.ecarcenter.org/ca/ca-septic.htm
View Resource ECAR Fact Sheet for Iowa Used Oil Filters

In the past, the majority of used oil filters were disposed of in landfills. Today, millions of filters are being recycled. Oil filters are usually made from paper, metal and rubber. Used oil filters...

http://www.ecarcenter.org/ia/ia-usedfil.htm
View Resource ECAR Fact Sheet for Michigan: Septic tanks and disposal wells

"There is a simple rule for determining when it is OK to put industrial wastewater into a septic system ? never." This fact sheet explains the regulations applicable to septic tanks or other forms of...

http://www.ecarcenter.org/mi/mi-septic.htm
View Resource ECAR Fact Sheet for Michigan: Vehicle crusher

The principle environmental concern in vehicle crushing operations is the release of fluids still in the vehicle and draining into the soil and ultimately into the groundwater streams. Even if the...

http://www.ecarcenter.org/mi/mi-crusher.htm
View Resource ECAR Fact Sheet for Michigan: Waste Fuel

Waste fuel is contaminated gasoline or diesel that cannot be used in vehicles. Under most circumstances, waste fuel is a hazardous waste because it is ignitable and must be managed on site and...

http://www.ecarcenter.org/mi/mi-wastefuel.htm
View Resource ECAR Fact Sheet for Michigan: Waste Tires

This fact sheet provides information concerning the local, state and federal requirements for storing, transportation and recycling of old tires. Disposal of scrap tires is one of the biggest solid...

http://www.ecarcenter.org/mi/mi-tires.htm
View Resource ECAR Fact Sheet for Ohio: Batteries

Used lead acid battery components are toxic and corrosive. Lead and sulfuric acid can contaminate the air, soil and water and can pose a serious health hazard. Batteries are hazardous and they have...

http://www.ecarcenter.org/oh/oh-batteries.htm
View Resource Pollution Prevention Fact Sheet: Waste Reduction Tips for Service Stations and Automotive Repair shops

Quick look at materials use and supplies, safety, and waste reduction.

http://www.deq.state.va.us/osba/factsheets/autoserv.html

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