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ECAR Fact Sheet for Minnesota: Shop towels

Shop towels, those typically used in automotive repair facilities, are generally not thought of as a hazardous material or waste. However, they must be managed correctly and picked up for laundering by an industrial laundry service that is connected to a local wastewater treatment facility subject to the regulations under the Clean Water Act. Specific handling, storage, and transportation regulations may apply depending upon the type of substance such as flammable solvents, free liquids, contained in the towel. This will also link the user to specific links which discuss the handling of waste towels, wipes and sorbents.

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Description Shop towels, those typically used in automotive repair facilities, are generally not thought of as a hazardous material or waste. However, they must be managed correctly and picked up for laundering by an industrial laundry service that is connected to a local wastewater treatment facility subject to the regulations under the Clean Water Act. Specific handling, storage, and transportation regulations may apply depending upon the type of substance such as flammable solvents, free liquids, contained in the towel. This will also link the user to specific links which discuss the handling of waste towels, wipes and sorbents.
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Subject
Source Automotive Recyclers Association
Keyword Soiled towels; Record keeping; Hazardous disposal requirements

Selector Jund
Date Of Record Creation 2004-04-15 14:11:21
Date Last Modified 2004-04-15 14:12:33
Language EN
Date Record Checked: 2004-04-15 00:00:00 (W3C-DTF)

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