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Davis Recycling Incorporated
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Check Lists and things to consider:
- Are you draining motor cores on a paved area with
a roof, and using drip pans, trays or buckets to collect the oil and
transfer it to storage?
- Are your used oil storage containers or tanks in good
condition, and do you keep them securely closed at all times
- Are your used oil storage containers labeled with
the words “used oil?”
- Are your used oil storage containers kept in an area
that has secondary containment (walls, dikes, or curbs) to catch potential
spills or leaks?
- Do you always clean up spills of oil when they occur,
and do you have the appropriate equipment to do this with?
- Do you have used oil shipped to an approved location
for recycling or disposal?
- Do you maintain records of the disposal of used oil?
- Have you checked with your used oil disposal company
about whether hydraulic oils and other oils may be combined with the
used motor oil?
If you remove used oil filters from salvage vehicles:
- Is used oil properly removed from filters before
they are recycled or disposed of?
- Are you following EPA’s guidelines for hot
draining oil filters?
- Do you have used oil filters recycled as scrap metal?
- Are your antifreeze containers in good condition,
and kept in an area that has secondary containment to catch potential
spills or leaks?
- Do you make sure that antifreeze is not mixed with
- Are containers of used antifreeze clearly labeled?
- Do you send antifreeze off-site for recycling or disposal
to a approved location
- Do you maintain records of the disposal of used antifreeze?
- Have you evaluated all of your waste streams to determine
whether they meet the regulatory definition of hazardous waste?
- Do you have your waste evaluation information in
- Are any and all hazardous wastes generated at your
facility sent to an EPA permitted disposal company or recycling company?
- Are all hazardous wastes transported by a licensed
hazardous waste transporter?
- Do you know how much hazardous waste you generate
in a month?
- Do you know if you need a hazardous waste identification
- Do you know if you are complying with all of the
Pennsylvania hazardous waste generator requirements?
- Are used tires lying scattered around your
facility instead of being neatly stacked?
- Do you have more than 500 hundred tires stored in
the open outside?
- Do you have more than 1,500 tires in enclosed storage?
- Are lead-acid automotive batteries stored on-site
in a manner to prevent leaks or spills?
- Do you segregate cracked or leaking batteries and
place them into a secure container?
- Do you send lead acid batteries off-site to a recycling
company or disposal at a permitted facility?
- Do you keep records of these shipments of batteries?
- Do you have any floor drains or stormwater
inlets on the property?
- Do you steam-clean engines (or other vehicle parts)
on your site?
- Is there an oil-water separator on the property?
- Does your wastewater flow outside onto the ground?
- Do you put other materials like oil, solvent, paints
or chemicals into your drains?
Storm Water Permits
- Do you have a storm water permit from PADEP
for your salvage yard?
- Do you have a storm water pollution prevention plan?
- Have you considered the impact that your operation
may have on the pollution of nearby waterways, and are you taking steps
to make sure that pollution does not run off your site?
Sites located next to a River
- Does the property on which you operate have
a creek or a river running through it, or along any of its borders?
- Do you have any vehicle carcasses, piles of motor
vehicle parts, or piles of other material located near the stream bank?
- Is there less than ten feet of clear ground between
the closest vehicle carcass or pile and the edge of the river bank?
- Are you aware of the registration requirements
for aboveground storage tanks (ASTs) and underground storage tanks (USTs)?
- Can you document that your storage tanks meet the
appropriate technical requirements for spill and overfill prevention;
leak detection; corrosion protection; and third-party inspections?
Air Pollution Control
- Do you have anything that has stacks, vents
or dust collectors?
- Do you have a paint spray booth or solvent degreasing
- Do you do any autobody work: surface preparation,
sanding, priming, painting, touch-ups?
- Do you have a boiler, furnace or space heater?
- Do you have any processes that produce visible dust,
smoke or odors?
- Do you crush or shred vehicles?
- Do you do any metal smelting at your business?
- Are you aware that many vehicles have switches
that contain hazardous metallic mercury?
- Do you check vehicles that come into your yard for
the possible presence of mercury-containing switches?
If you remove air conditioner refrigerants from salvage vehicles:
- Are your freon recovery technicians certified
by U.S. EPA?
- Do your technicians use U.S. EPA-approved refrigerant
- Do you recycle refrigerant on-site or send it to
an approved reclamation facility?
- Do you make sure that refrigerants are not vented
into the air?