The following questions and guidance are
taken from the |
Consolidated Screening Checklist For Automotive Repair Facilities
(Source: USEPA Office of Enforcement
and Compliance Assurance, EPA 305-8-97-005).
Does facility return used batteries to new battery supplier?
Yes--Supplier takes back used batteries for each one
No--Disposed in other way.
N/A--Facility does not change batteries.
If not, how are used automotive batteries disposed?
Recycle--Batteries are sent to a recycling facility.
Hazardous waste landfill--Facility can name the place
where batteries go and has records of the amount sent.
Other--Method of disposal is not listed.
Are used batteries contained and covered prior to disposal?
Yes(1) Batteries are stored inside or outside under a
tarp or roof; and (2) Batteries are stored in a pan, or other device,
so that any leakage can not enter floor drains on the outside. Items
stored inside would not be considered "contained" if a spill or leak
(battery acid) would be discharged to a drain.
No--Either 1 or 2 are not done.