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Auto Body Shops Pollution Prevention Guide


Glossary - important terms of the auto body industry

# 1 - Introducing Pollution Prevention    
Defining Pollution Prevention 
Auto body Shop Wastes 
Benefits Of Pollution Prevention 
How To Use This Guide 

# 2 - Getting Started 
Top Management Commitment 
Select An Assessment Team 
Identify And Assess Pollution Prevention Opportunities 
Evaluate And Modify 
Pollution Prevention Program Checklist 

# 3 - Defining a Waste 
Defining A Hazardous Waste 
Exempt Hazardous Wastes 
Universal Wastes 
Determining Your Generator Size 
Hazardous Waste Management
Defining A Solid Waste 

# 4 - Housekeeping 
Inventory Control 
Safety And Training 
Material Use And Storage 

# 5 - Paint Preparation and Application
Managing Auto body Repair Materials 
Less Hazardous Material Selection 
Improving The Paint Application Process 
Reducing Paint-Contaminated Wastes 

# 6 - Paint Equipment Cleanup
Gun Washing Systems 
Efficient Solvent Use 
Managing Paint Booth Filters Properly 
Cleaning Paint Booths 

# 7 - Auto Body Solid Waste

# 8 - Automotive Fluids
Cleaning Solvents 

# 9 - Used Oil 
Reusing And Recycling Used Oil 
Disposal Options For Used Oil 

# 10 - Automotive Fuels
Avoiding Spills And Leaks
Reusing Used Fuel 
Managing Used Fuel 

# 11 - Used Filters
Recycling Used Filters 
Managing Used Filters 

# 12 - Waste Water and Sludge

# 13 - Used Batteries
Battery Storage 
Battery Reuse And Recycling 
Disposal Options 

# 14 - Used Refrigerants
Servicing Motor Vehicle Air Conditioners 
Alternative Refrigerants 

# 15 - Shop Towels
Reusable Shop Towels 

# 16 - Office Waste 

# 17 - Energy Conservation
Energy Savings Tips

# 18 - Water Conservation
Water Conservation Tips


Updated for Internet Publication August 2000

Originally Published by:

Montana State University Extension Service
Pollution Prevention Program, Bozeman, Montana
Lara M. Dando and Michael P. Vogel
August 1997

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