In the automotive industry there are hazardous and dangerous wastes just about everywhere you look. Working in the automotive industry you can encounter many potential pollutants  provide technical assistance to all SQG (small quantity generators) on the importance of keeping those wastes out of our waterways. 

BMPs (Best Management Practices) for the Automotive Industry 

  • Good Housekeeping 
  • Secondary Containment 
  • Waste Management 
  • Recycling Oils
  • Recycling Fluorescent Tubes 
  • Clean Catch Basins 
  • Proper Containers and Labeling 
  • Keeping Proper Waste Documents on-site
Please remember that whatever goes down the drain, unless connected to sanitary sewer is going directly into Puyallup River, then into Puget Sound. Only Rain down the Drain.

Storing Recyclable / Used Materials 

Used oils and dangerous wastes should be stored under cover or inside in a secondary containment area so that leaks and spills are contained and are easier to clean up in case of a spill.

The Department of Ecology has a list of businesses that recycle used materials. Learn more about it on their website

LightRecycle Washington 
As of January 1, 2015, according to State law, ALL mercury-containing lights MUST be recycled. LightRecycle program allows Washington State residents and businesses to recycle mercury-containing light bulbs and tubes. Recycling the lights protects the environment by reducing the release of mercury, a potent neurotoxin. There is a limit of 10 lights per visit.  Find a local recycling center near you.



The Following resources can be printed and posted as reminder for employees: 
Posters are also available upon request laminated or waterproof paper. 
Please contact Bryana Solis with any questions (253) 770-3364 or email.