Pollution Prevention for Small Businesses

Do your part to protect workers and the environment with these tips. There are many opportunities to reduce solid and dangerous wastes from small business activities that may also significantly lower or eliminate costs associated with the generation and disposal of these wastes.

Small Business Sector Resources at Ecology

Specialized information is available for several small business types:

Auto Body/Collision Repair Automotive Repair Boats, Ships & Marinas Dry Cleaners/Garment Care
Painting & Coatings Photoprocessing Printing Wood Preserving

Stormwater Pollution Prevention tips

Industrial Stormwater General Permit describes how to keep surface waters clean by avoiding polluted runoff.

Small Business Assistance Facts for Air Quality offers resources for following air regulations in Washington State.

Pollution Prevention Contacts in Washington State

To learn more about how to help your small business save money by preventing pollution, contact the appropriate agency for your county.

Local Source Control Partnership Contacts include pollution prevention help in several Puget Sound counties and in the Spokane Basin.

EnviroStars offers environmental recognition programs for small businesses in seven counties for almost 30 business sectors.

Who Can I Contact for More Questions About Moderate Risk Waste? lists county-by-county contacts for disposal of small-business waste.

Environmental Protection Agency Resources

Why Should You Care About Preventing Waste? Small Business Guide offers tips to prevent waste and save money.

Pollution Prevention Information Clearinghouse (PPIC) is dedicated to reducing or eliminating industrial pollutants through technology transfer, education, and public awareness.

Industrial Materials Recycling discusses the benefits of industrial-materials recycling and offers options for some common resources.

Pollution Prevention Resource Center Topic Hubs™

Topic Hubs™ provide web-based guides to resources specific to a particular subject. Resources include background information, pollution prevention opportunities, reasons for change, where to go for help, and links to more information on each subject.

Related Information

Rules for Small Quantity Generators explains what to do if you create small amounts of dangerous waste.