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Does your business use hazardous products or generate hazardous waste? How much waste do you have?  Hazardous waste is more common than you may think.  If managed improperly, common materials such as fluorescent light tubes and aerosol cans are dangerous for people and the environment.  The links below will help you better understand your responsibilities for managing hazardous waste and also provide information about reducing risk for employees and using less hazardous products.

List of common dangerous materials  - WA Department of Ecology

Hazardous waste regulations for businesses in Washington

Washington State, Department of Ecology Toxic Hazards

Clark County Recycling A-Z


Toxics Assessment

The first step in working on the toxics assessment is for you and your green team to identify hazardous products and wastes at your business by completing a toxics inventory.  When completed, email it to Jim Mansfield (Jim.Mansfield@clark.wa.gov) at the Clark County Department of Environmental Services. 

During your work on the toxics inventory and assessment, technical assistants are available to answer questions and provide onsite support.

Download printable versions of the toxics assessment, a guide to help complete the assessment, and inventory sheet:

Toxics (PDF)

Toxics inventory (MS Excel)

Toxics Assessment Guide (PDF)

Contacts:

Jim Mansfield   Clark County Environmental Services  (360) 397-2121 ext. 4016

Bob Patterson   Clark County Environmental Services (360) 397-2121 ext. 4493

 

Register for the next Green Business meeting on January 15

Meeting will cover energy use and toxics. Learn from local experts, ask questions, complete steps to become a Clark County Green Business, and network with other business representatives.

Featured Fact

In Clark County, an average 6.65lbs. of waste is generated per person every single day.

Upcoming Events

2014-2015 Green Business Meeting Series

December 3 - January 15, 2015
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Local businesses are invited to a series of 3 free meetings starting Nov. 20 to be guided through the process of being verified as a Clark County

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