Any business can request a no-cost on-site evaluation.
The County will also be sending out letters to reach as many local businesses as possible.
Who can benefit?
Everyone benefits from correct disposal of hazardous materials. Determining whether your business generates any
hazardous or dangerous waste isn't as obvious as it might seem.
Here are some common waste products that need special handling:
Beyond Hazardous Wastes
- Fluorescent bulbs (tubes and compact bulbs) are considered a hazardous waste by Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) due to the mercury that is contained inside the bulbs.
Pharmaceutical wastes, including over-the-counter drugs like aspirin, are also designated as hazardous/dangerous waste by Ecology.
Even basic soaps, if not properly disposed of, would be considered pollution by Ecology!
- The site visit will also cover:
San Juan County's Pollution Prevention Specialist
- Solid waste storage and disposal
- High risk pollution generating activities
- Outdoor maintenance practices
- Outdoor storage of products and waste
- Spill prevention
- Protecting our drinking water supply
Brian Rader brings a unique perspective to Pollution Prevention.
He has an Undergraduate Degree in Environmental Health (Human Health Toxicology)
and a Master’s Degree in Ecology (Ecological Toxicology), but has spent most of
his professional career in business-to-business sales.
Having worked in a competitive business environment,
Brian understands the importance of helping business owners find the right balance
between environmental protection requirements and the health of our local economy.
To request an evaluation, contact:
Brian Rader, San Juan County Pollution Prevention Specialist ph 370-7581