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This page contains fact sheets and presentations about typical hazardous wastes you may generate, and training modules on how to use P2 alternatives to reduce waste and pollution.

Presentations and Fact Sheets

Note: Powerpoint (.ppt) files will download in archive format. Expand the file, then run the .exe.

Topic Presentation
Fact Sheet (English)
Fact Sheet (Español)
Pollution Prevention & Best Management Practices .PDF      .PPT .PDF .PDF
Minimizing Paint Waste .PDF      .PPT .PDF .PDF
Paint Spray Gun Cleaning .PDF      .PPT .PDF .PDF
Sanding Waste Management .PDF      .PPT .PDF .PDF
Solvent Recycling .PDF      .PPT .PDF .PDF
Wastewater Management .PDF      .PPT .PDF .PDF
Waterborne Coatings .PDF      .PPT .PDF .PDF

Other Fact Sheets

Fact Sheet (English)
Fact Sheet (Español)
Pollution Prevention and Compliance Opportunities Checklist Download Download
Health and Safety Resources Download Download

Training Videos

Videos are under 15 minutes, and are perfect for showing at your regularly scheduled safety meetings.

Videos (English)
Videos (Español)
Part 1 - Reducing Paint WastePart 1 - Reducing Paint Waste View View
Part 2 - Managing Your Sanding Waste View View
Part 3 - Cleaning Paint Spray Guns View View
Part 4 - Proper Solvent Recycling View View
Part 5 - Managing Wastewater View View

Pollution Prevention Opportunities Checklist

The Pollution Prevention Opportunities Checklist for Vehicle Maintenance Activities identifies/suggests many opportunities for pollution prevention/minimization in various aspects of your facility operations.

Who can I contact for more information?

If you have questions, please contact the DTSC Regulatory Assistance Officer at 1-800-728-6942 or