How can I establish a recycling program?
For a general background on recycling, we suggest you visit the U.S. EPA Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response's "Recycling" program Web site:
Wastes - Resource Conservation - Reduce, Reuse, Recycle - Recycling page, http://www.epa.gov/epawaste/conserve/rrr/recycle.htm
On the recycling site, you will find an extensive list of publications which provide examples of recycling programs and guidelines for program implementation and assessment at the following address:
Wastes - Information Resources
Publications By Topic - Recycling, http://www.epa.gov/epawaste/inforesources/pubs/recycling.htm
Many recycling programs are implemented at the state, local and private sector levels, with much of the defining legislative activity occurring at the state level.
Another federal program which addresses recycling of a hazardous product is the Used Oil Management Program. Rules, regulations and publications on this topic can be accessed from the following address:
Used Oil Management Program, http://www.epa.gov/epawaste/conserve/materials/usedoil/index.htm
We recommend you also view the RCRA database of Frequently Asked Questions, http://waste.supportportal.com/
Here is one of the many questions which would assist you:
Title: How can I start a recycling/composting program in my community?
If you are interested in information for your small business, please view the following Frequently Asked Questions:
Title: How do I find out about business opportunities with EPA?
Title: How can a small business owner get help understanding requirements and regulations?
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