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Alphabetical Listing of Reference Documents by Title
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Battery Recyclers/Brokers & Disposal Facilities
Abstract: This is a list of contact information for battery recyclers/brokers from throughout the United States. The types of batteries each recycler accepts is specified, including car batteries, lead acid batteries, household batteries, etc.
Source: Ohio Environmental Protection Agency
Florida Automotive Recyclers? Handbook [PDF]
Abstract: This handbook includes: suggested best management practices for incoming cars, vehicle crushers and housekeeping, general waste management, vehicular fluids, filers, refrigerants, lead, mercury, scrap metal, waste tires, cleaning solutions, cleaners, other vehicular wastes, and process auto salvage wastes. Also included are information on spills, waste handling management and disposal practices, waste streams, waste reduction and pollution prevention, links and other resources for further information. Though information on regulations and contact information may apply only to Florida, the best management practices presented are applicable to any auto salvage yard. (PDF Format; Length: 53 pages)
Source: Florida DEP & Florida Center for Solid and Hazardous Waste Management
Guide for Salvage Yard Owners [PDF]
Abstract: This 13-page guide provides requirements and best management practices for auto salvage yards. Includes information on secondary containment, used oil, used oil filters, used antifreeze, storage tanks, used tires, old batteries, chlorofluorocarbons, mercury, storm water permits, and a DEQ district office map.
Source: Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)
Management of Materials and Wastes From Salvage Yard Operations
Abstract: This fact sheet is provided to assist salvage yard owners and operators in the proper collection, reuse, recycling, removal and disposal of materials recovered as a result of salvage yard operations. It discusses the requirements of state and federal law dealing with environmental matters, but does not discuss other state agency or local permits that may be required. This fact sheet includes information on: burning wastes; automotive fluids handling; tires; batteries; drums/containers; appliances; and wastewater runoff. (PDF Format; Length: 2 pages)
Source: Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)
Regulatory Compliance and Pollution Prevention Tips for Automotive Repair and Autobody Shops
Abstract: This publication is intended to provide a general understanding of the statutory and regulatory requirements governing automotive repair and autobody shops in Illinois. Information on wastes is relevant to salvage yards.
Source: Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA)
Waste Lead Acid Batteries: Management Requirements for Generators and Transporters [PDF]
Abstract: This fact sheet provides guidance on regulations, management and storage of lead acid batteries, transportation, and recycling of lead acid batteries. (PDF Format; Length: 5 pages)
Source: Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources