Household Hazardous Waste Management: A Manual for One-Day Community Collection Programs
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This manual is designed to help communities plan and operate a successful household hazardous waste (HHW) collection program. The handbook focuses on one-day drop-off programs. Other types of HHW collection programspermanent, mobile, and specialare not discussed in detail.
The handbook is intended for community leaders and HHW collection program organizers. It provides guidance for all aspects of planning, organizing, and publicizing a HHW collection program.
The manual does not provide technical information about the treatment, disposal, or transport of HHW. These jobs are performed by professional contractors or others with specialized training. It does include information about selecting a qualified hazardous waste contractor.
- Complete Document (78 pp, 2.1MB)
- Cover and Table of Contents (3 pp, 357K)
- Introduction (4 pp, 184K)
- Section One: Getting Started (6 pp, 162K)
- Section Two: Selecting Wastes and Collection Methods (6 pp, 278K)
- Section Three: Selecting Waste Management Methods (4 pp, 40K)
- Section Four: Minimizing Liability (4 pp, 146K)
- Section Five: Funding the Program and Controlling Costs (6 pp, 51K)
- Section Six: Publishing the Request for Proposals and Signing the Contract (6 pp, 230K)
- Section Seven: Selecting, Designing and Operating the Collection Site (4 pp, 279K)
- Section Eight: Training the Collection Day Staff (4 pp, 160K)
- Section Nine: Education and Publicity (4 pp, 108K)
- Section Ten: Evaluating the Program (2 pp, 48K)
- Section Eleven: Case Studies (7 pp, 130K)
- Appendix A: Hazardous Waste Laws and Regulations (4 pp, 23K)
- Appendix B: State and Regional Hazardous Waste Contacts (6 pp, 27K)
- Appendix C: Information Sources (6 pp, 31K)
- Appendix D: Sample Participant Questionnaire (2 pp, 20K)