Many businesses are not aware that the waste they produce is dangerous. Some wastes that require special management are lead-acid batteries, oil-based paint, waste oil, restaurant grease, solvents, and medicines. The quantity of dangerous waste you produce does matter and may impact your disposal options. Please contact a Pollution Prevention Specialist for guidance at BPPA@cob.org or (360) 778-7740.
- Identify and Dispose of Waste Properly (Department of Ecology)
- Small Quantities of Dangerous Waste (PDF)
- Hazardous Waste Services Directory (Department of Ecology)
Dangerous waste should be stored in containers with tight fitting lids. They can be stored inside or outside under cover and in a tub or on a spill pallet designed to catch drips. Containers should always be labeled.
- Label Your Containers (Department of Ecology)
- Do Your Drums Pass the Test? (PDF)
- Shop Guide for Dangerous Waste Management (PDF)
For printed copies of fact sheets and other resources, or for more information, contact BPPA@cob.org or (360) 778-7740.
For business-related stormwater resources, trainings, and more, visit the Washington Stormwater Center.