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Brouhaha Over Paper or Metal – Management of Used Oil & Fuel Filters (CA ONLY), July 2016

BACKGROUND:  Used Oil Filters may exhibit hazardous characteristics and hence are classified as hazardous waste in California. To encourage recycling of used oil filters, California DTSC adopted reduced handling requirements for drained used oil filters that are sent for recycling as scrap metal. Used oil filters must not be disposed in trash cans or at […]

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Refrigerant Recycling Requirements For Motor Vehicles Under Clean Air Act (CAA), October 2006

Background:  Since July 1992, regulations promulgated under the CAA require that motor vehicle air conditioning refrigerant be recycled.  Last week, auto dealers in San Francisco area were penalized for violations arising under this act.  We must note that these CAA regulations are federal regulations and are applicable to all auto dealers in the US and […]

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Hazardous Waste Manifest Changes, August 2006

Background:  Present US law requires that most hazardous waste be transported from hazardous waste generators (dealerships) to permitted recycling, treatment, storage, or disposal facilities (TSDF) by registered hazardous waste transporters, and that each shipment be accompanied by a hazardous waste manifest. The manifest is the document that provides information for “cradle-to-grave” tracking of the hazardous […]

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Fluorescent Lamps & Used Batteries Recycling, January 2006

On February 8, 2006, regulations that require recycling of mercury containing fluorescent lamps, batteries, (non-automotive type) and other mercury containing materials will be prohibited from disposal as ordinary trash and required to be recycled.  Some of the Universal Wastes that require recycling is as follows: Fluorescent Lamps Mercury Containing Switches, Novelties & other products Batteries […]

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