Top Pollution Prevention Tips for Boatbuilders, Shipbuilders, and Marinas
The following ideas have been used in boatyards and marinas around the
state to prevent pollution.
Use those tips that apply:
- Enclose, cover, contain, or tarp areas in which abrasive blasting, sanding,
pressure washing, or painting is done.
- Consider alternative paint-removal techniques: wet abrasive blasting,
dustless sanders, etc.
- Consider alternative paints (hard paints; non-VOC-containing; slippery
paints; copper-loaded gelcoats) and paint strippers (non-chlorinated). Strictly
follow tributyl tin paint regulations.
- Recycle thinners, paint-gun-cleaning solvents, and fiberglass cleanup
- Consider alternatives to acetone for fiberglass tool cleanup: citrus-based,
emulsifiers, DBE, etc.
- Recycle pressure washwater; clean up pressure washing pad and sump
immediately to prevent contamination of stormwater runoff.
- Segregate conditionally-exempt wastes for recycling: used oil, oil filters,
antifreeze, lead-acid batteries, etc.
- Educate do-it-yourself customers; have customers read and initial Best
Management Practices checklist; charge environmental fee.
- Have spill-containment materials close to fueling docks and launch sites.
- Prevent bilge contamination by keeping oil-absorbent pads in bilge.
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