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Managing Your Hazardous Waste: A Guide for Small Businesses
Manejando sus Residuos Peligrosos: Una Guía para Empresas Pequeñas
Provides an overview to help small business owners and operators understand how best to comply with federal hazardous waste management regulations. Defines the three categories of hazardous waste generators: small, large, and conditionally exempt. Assists small quantity generators in determining if federal regulations apply.

For additional information, see the Hazardous Waste Code Table (pdf) (1 pg, 68K). Also available Tabla de Códigos de Residuos Peligrosos (pdf) (1 pg, 69K).

Managing Used Oil: Advice for Small Businesses
Programa para el manejo de aceite usado
Summarizes EPA’s used oil management standards for businesses such as service stations, fleet maintenance facilities, and “quick lube” shops that generate and handle used oil. Explains standards businesses should observe when handling used oil and oil filters. Recommends cleanup practices.

You Dump It, You Drink It Campaign  – (La campaña “Si lo tira, se lo toma”)
Focuses on the proper storage, management, recycling of used motor oil and includes a variety of free, printed information materials that are available in both Spanish and English.  Download the campaign brocure to learn more. [In English (pdf) (4 pp, 127K); En Español (pdf) (4 pp, 178K)]

Listen: Erik Estrada’s public service announcements used oil recycling.
Escuche: Erik Estrada’s Anuncio de servicio público alentando a reciclar el aceite usado.