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Manage Waste for Painters and Coating Shops

Compliance Considerations for Painters

Avoid trouble. Simple actions can make a huge difference. Keep the lids on, for instance, and never dump anything down the drain. Look below for information that painters and coaters will need to know. Here are rights and responsibilities under the Dangerous Waste Regulations.

Label Dangerous Waste discusses requirements and offers free labels for download.

Appropriate Containers for Dangerous Waste discusses proper containers and container management.

Storage and Accumulation has more about regular accumulation limits.

Satellite Accumulation Areas allow for temporary storage of dangerous waste near a processing area.

Dispose or Recycle properly.

Keep Good Records describes which records inspectors will expect.

Transport and Ship Dangerous Waste explains about manifests and packing.

Plan for Dangerous Waste Emergencies addresses business requirements for planning.

Spills addresses prevention, clean up and reporting.

Tutorials and Trainings for Dangerous Waste Generators links to available resources including a PowerPoint slide show that covers the basics of dangerous waste management.

Related information

The Paint and Coatings Resource Center (PCRC) is an industry-government partnership, with support from EPA's Office of Compliance.

General Requirements for Managing Waste

explains the basics of what dangerous waste generators need to know.

Pollution Prevention by Business Type

offers ways to save money and do your part for the environment.