Improper disposal of painting wastes is harmful to the environment, hazardous to public health, and against the law.
Waste materials from painting activities can include:
- excess paint
- painting equipment
- used containers
- used thinner
- cleanup water
- paint chips.
By following best practices, painting businesses can have a significant impact on storm water quality. This information sheet explains the requirements and best practices for the painting industry.
Best Management Practices (BMPs) for the Painting Industry