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Reviewed P2 Options
for the
Printshops - Spill Control Process

Following are a set of P2 options you may wish to implement. No option is perfect for everyone, but sometimes options that have worked at one facility can work at yours. They might also serve as inspiration.

Reviewed Printshops - Spill Control Options

Following are a list of options that have been reviewed by pollution prevention specialists. These options have worked at other facilities and may work at yours.


Berm working areas with curbing

Berm working areas with curbing, similar to a concrete dike, so that spills can be easily contained for cleanup.

Manage placement of containers

Place storage containers in a convenient and safe place. Try to avoid moving waste long distances.

Use shop rags

Use shop rags for small spills and absorbent for larger spills. Absorbents should be easily accessible anywhere in the shop and may require disposal as hazardous waste, if saturated.

Use drain mats or plugs

Use drain mats or plugs to prevent spilled fluids from entering sanitary or storm drains, plus to help contain spilled fluids for cleanup. If possible, seal or remove unused floor drains to prevent accidental discharge to the sewer system.

Use drip pans

Place drip pans or absorbent mats under leaking equipment or where spills are likely to occur.

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