DEP Northeast District to Host Free Hazardous Waste and Used Oil Training Workshop for Small Businesses

Oct. 31, 2014

~Workshop will focus on hazardous waste, universal waste and used-oil management~

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Northeast District will hold two free workshops regarding the handling of commercial hazardous waste and the storage of used oil on Nov. 5 in Jacksonville.

Topics discussed will include hazardous-waste identification, universal-waste regulations and used-oil and used-oil-filter management standards. This training is an example of the department’s continued efforts to work directly with the community and to successfully drive higher rates of environmental compliance throughout the state.

Hazardous waste is a discarded substance that, because of its concentration, physical or chemical characteristics, may pose a hazard to human health or the environment when improperly treated, stored, disposed or transported. Common regulated wastes at small businesses may include solvents, paints, corrosives, spent batteries, used oil and used-oil filters.

Both workshops will be held on Nov. 5. Space is limited, so the department recommends registering early. To register for either workshop, please contact Jean Richards at 904-255-7137 or email jeanr@coj.net. This training is being held by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection in partnership with the Northeast Florida Regional Council and the city of Jacksonville.

WHAT:          Hazardous Waste Workshop 

WHEN:          Nov. 5
                      10 a.m. – noon
                      2 – 4 p.m.

WHERE:        Northeast Florida Regional Council
                      6850 Belfort Oaks Place
                      Jacksonville, FL 32216

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