Off-Site Waste Operations

Off-site waste facilities are used for the treatment, storage, and disposal of hazardous wastes which come from various industries and other facilities. These facilities include industrial wastewater treatment facilities, solvent recycling facilities, used oil recovery facilities, etc. Numerous air toxics can be released from the tanks, process vents, equipment, containers, and surface impoundments.

Best Practices for Off-Site Hazardous Waste Operations (See Chapter 12, “Solid Waste, Hazardous Materials, and Hazardous Waste Management”)

Printing and Publishing

This includes not only printers but also those facilities that produce paper products and packaging materials. VOC emissions are released from the cleaning solvents, inks, and wetting agents. The larger plants can be a source of nitrogen oxides and sulfur dioxide. The toxic air pollutants include toluene, xylene, methanol, and hexane.

Best Practices for Printing and Publishing

  • • Plan the job to only use the appropriate amount of paper and other supplies, correct inks, and best machinery and equipment.
  • • Inspect all materials received to determine if they meet the level of quality and consistency needed for projects and reject those that do not.
  • • Use less hazardous solvents.
  • • Inspect and maintain all equipment on a regular basis.
  • • Recycle paper and inks where feasible.
  • • Replace where feasible petroleum-based inks with vegetable oil-based inks or water-based inks.
  • • Use digital processes where possible.
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