Ten Tips for Hazardous Waste Management
- Label used oil tanks or containers as “Used Oil”
- Identify all of the hazardous waste in a shop
- Be sure you have the correct permits to store, treat, and/or dispose of hazardous waste if you need them
- Properly clean used oil spills
- Do not store universal waste (i.e. fluorescent tubes, batteries) for over one year
- Get the required periodic waste management training
- Have a plan for emergencies and stock sufficient emergency response supplies.
- Determine if used oil is on specification prior to burning
- Properly label hazardous waste containers
- Place accumulation start date on hazardous waste containers
Used Oil and Hazardous Waste Guide
Learn what you can do with common shop wastes with this Guide on Used Oil and Hazardous Waste Management for Auto and Aircraft Shops in Alaska.
NOTE: This guide only applies to federal hazardous waste laws. You may also want to check with local, state and tribal agencies for other environmental laws that apply to your shop.
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