is the shop owner and manager's responsibility to understand the nature
of its waste and dispose of it according to regulations that apply
in your area.
Even with the
steps you take to recycle and reduce waste, you will still be faced
with some waste disposal. Before choosing a waste disposal approach,
ask yourself the following questions:
- Are there
any hazardous contaminants in the material or is the material itself
- Do you know how local environmental authorities classify waste
as being hazardous?
- Are there any federal, provincial, or municipal regulations regarding
disposal of this material or its contaminants?
- Does the supplier MSDS provide suggestions for disposal options?
has regulations covering the disposal of hazardous wastes such as
paints and refrigerants, so contact your local provincial office
of wastes may be prohibited from disposal at local landfills. This
list continues to grow. Contact your local municipality for more
You should follow
the advice of the licensed waste hauler you choose for the final
destination of your wastes. Record all wastes which leave your site,
the volumes or quantities, the types of wastes, the name of the
licensed waste hauler, the date, and the destination.
Alberta Environmental Protection "Waste Minimization Manual.
Vehicle Maintenance and Repair")
Case Study: Controlled Paint Mixing, Recycle/Reuse of Waste Paints
saves shop thousands of dollars in waste disposal costs.
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contractors must be properly licensed by the Ministry of Environment,
The list provided is correct at the time it was supplied but may
have since changed. Not all contractors will pick up specified auto
refinish wastes. Please let us know which waste contractor you use
by e-mailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.