Pollution Prevention for Photo Processing

Protect the health of your employees and the environment. Wet processing generates dangerous wastes such as spent photo-fixer which is heavily laden with silver, and therefore must be treated to remove the silver or collected as dangerous waste.  Alternatively, digital photo processing does not generate these wastes.

Resources from the Department of Ecology

Top Pollution Prevention Tips for Photo Processors from Ecology's technical assistance staff

Guide for Photo Processors is an Ecology publication that offers practical environmental management and pollution prevention information.


Thurston County Technical Assistance Campaign offers information and guidance for photo processors.

Great Lakes Regional Pollution Prevention Roundtable Photo Processors Resources