Auto Recycling and Metal Processing

Contact: Christine Grossman 800-662-9278
Agency: Environmental Quality

Tracking and understanding all of the state and federal environmental regulations affecting auto recycling and metal processing can be a daunting task. This web site was created to serve as a central repository of environmental resources applicable to auto recyclers and metal processors.

Call the DEQ's Environmental Assistance Center at 800-662-9278 if you need copies of publications or need help in complying with the regulations.

GENERAL INFORMATION

HAZARDOUS WASTE AND LIQUID INDUSTRIAL WASTE

  • General - laws/rules, permit/license applications, operational memos, facility directory information
  • Introduction to Hazardous Waste Regulations Recorded Webinars - three free, one hour, recorded, on-demand, webinars that help viewers understand and comply with the hazardous and liquid industrial waste regulations with ease.  Each webinar is delivered by inspection staff and is one hour.  Topics include:
    • waste characterization and generator status determination
    • generator accumulation and storage requirements
    • recordkeeping requirements and what to expect on inspection day
  • Generator Guidance - guidance on waste characterization, generator accumulation, manifesting and disposal requirements
  • Waste Type Guidance- guidance on antifreeze, batteries, used oil, electric lamps, electronics, and salvage yard wastes, and more
  • Inspection/Self Audit Forms- inspection checklists used by DEQ staff for the hazardous waste and liquid industrial waste inspections
  • Site Identification Notification- form and instructions for obtaining a Site (EPA) Identification Numbers
  • Uniform Manifests - instructions for ordering and completing a uniform manifest for transport and disposal of hazardous waste, liquid industrial waste, used oil, and PCB wastes
  • Transporters - laws/rules, permit/registration applications, participating transporters, etc for transport of hazardous waste and liquid industrial waste

SOLID WASTE

  • General - laws/rules, permit/license applications, operational memos, facility directory, solid waste planning, etc.
  • Recycling Exemption Resources - generic exemption information for recycling materials subject to solid waste regulation

TIRES

RADIOACTIVE WASTE

  • General - Nuclear Regulatory Commission authority, state and federal rules, registration form, radiological protection notices and guidelines, Regulatory laws/rules, permit/license applications, operational memos, facility directory information

POLY CHLORINATED BYPHENOL (PCB) WASTE

INDUSTRIAL STORM WATER

SPILLAGE OF POLLUTING MATERIALS/POLLUTION INCIDENT PREVENTION PLAN (PIPP) 

AIR 

  • General - laws and rules
  • Open burning - open burning permits, prohibitions, alternatives, model ordinance language, fire training)
  • Permits - air use permits to install, renewable operating permits

PROCESS/ACTIVITY SPECIFIC GUIDANCE 

OTHER RESOURCES