Paint Container Management

The Problem: The need to comply

Why should you be concerned?

Paint ContainersThroughout Southern California, untold gallons of hazardous paint waste and containers are thrown into trash receptacles. These waste materials leak into the surrounding environments, presenting unsafe conditions in our communities, and eventually end up in our landfills and groundwater. Americans and Californians are becoming increasingly concerned and aware of the environment and health issues. Auto body shops and others entities responsible for this material can be unknowingly exposed to legal liabilities, fees, penalties, prosecution, community outrage, and business losses.

As shown in the newspaper excerpt below, Department of Toxic Substance Control, CAL/EPA, AQMD and local enforcement agency laws now require that auto-body shops safely and effectively dispose of hazardous paint containers or face serious penalties.

The Law :
CA EPA - Section 66261.7, Title22, California Code of Regulations

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Generally, a container or an inner liner removed from the container, which held a pourable hazardous material, is empty if no further material can be poured or drained from the container or inner liner when it is held in any orientation. For those materials which are not pourable, the container or inner liner removed from a container is empty if no hazardous material remains in the container or inner liner that can be feasibly removed by physical methods including scraping and chipping (excluding rinsing).

The Solution: CES’ Paint Container Management Program

  • Guaranteed compliance is assured
  • Compliance manifest and certificate are issued
  • Increased productivity and peace of mind result
  • Costly fines are avoided

Set-up and Training

  • CES staff members educate your employees about the company’s container management program and answer any questions you may have.
  • CES provides 55-gallon drums in which to place your containers.
  • CES staff conduct scheduled sessions during which your containers are processed to remove residual paint, and all hazardous liquids and solids are placed into the facility's hazardous-waste drums.

ces-certificateCompliance Assurance: Your Guarantee of Protection

At the onset of the program, you are issued a certificate of compliance from CES to be displayed for viewing by the Department of Toxic Substance Control, CAL/EPA, AQPMD and local agencies.