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The Cold Emergency Plan is part of the 2015-2016 Winter Plan.


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Who Generates Hazardous Waste

If you are generating, accumulating or shipping any hazardous waste, you must register as a generator with DDOE and obtain an EPA ID Number.

Typical Businesses That May Generate Hazardous Waste

Business How Waste is Generated Types of Waste
Property Management Routine maintenance Fluorescent light bulbs
Vehicle Maintenance and Dismantling
Repair and Body Shops
Degreasing, rust removal, paint preparation, spray guns, tank cleanout, vehicle servicing, vehicle recycling Acids/bases, solvents, ignitable waste, paints, batteries, heavy metals, mercury switches
Dry Cleaning and Laundry Commercial dry cleaning Spent filter cartridges, solvents, residues from cleaning units
Printing Plate preparation, screen printing, photo processing, printing, cleanup Acids/bases, heavy metals, solvents, ink
Photo Finishing Photo processing Acids/bases, silver, solvents
Pesticide Users Pesticide application and cleanup Unused pesticide, contaminated containers
Hospitals and Clinics Medical care, routine maintenance Medical wastes, fluorescent bulbs, solvents
Construction Painting, carpentry, vehicle and equipment maintenance Ignitable waste, solvent waste, acids/bases, used oil