In the automotive industry there are hazardous and dangerous wastes just about everywhere you look. The City of Puyallup has a goal to provide technical assistance to all SQG (small quantity generators) on the importance of keeping those wastes out of our waterways. Y
BMP's (Best Management Practices) for the Automotive Industry
Recycling Fluorescent Tubes
Clean Catch Basins
Proper Containers and Labeling
Keeping Proper Waste Documents on-site
Please remember that whatever goes down the drain, unless connected to sanitary sewer is going directly into Puyallup River, then into Puget Sound. Only Rain down the Drain.
Storing Recyclable / Used Materials
Used oils and dangerous wastes should be stored under cover or inside in a secondary containment area so that leaks and spills are contained and are easier to clean up in case of a spill.
Department of Ecology has a list of businesses that recycle used materials, click here for the link.
As of January 1, 2015, according to RCW 70.275.080 ALLmercury containing lights MUST be recycled. LightRecycle program allows Washington State residents and businesses to recycle mercury containing light bulbs and tubes. Recycling the lights protects the environment by reducing the release of mercury, a potent neurotoxin. There is a limit of 10 lights per visit.
To locate a recycling facility near you, click here.
The Following resources can be printed and posted as reminder for employees: