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Used Oil

  • 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?

Oil Filters
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 other fluids?
  • 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?

Hazardous Waste

  • 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 your files?
  • 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 number?
  • Do you know if you are complying with all of the Pennsylvania hazardous waste generator requirements?

Used Tires

  • 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?

Lead-Acid Batteries

  • 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?

Wastewater Discharges

  • 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 or Creek

  • 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?

Storage Tanks

  • 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 tanks?
  • 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?

Mercury Switches

  • 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?

Freon Recovery
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 recovery equipment?
  • 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?

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