Pollution Prevention For
Vehicle Repair, Body Shops and Dismantlers

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The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) has prepared these fact sheets for the vehicle services industry, which includes vehicle maintenance and repair facilities, auto body shops and dismantling operations. The fact sheets outline basic regulatory requirements and best management practices. Although they do not constitute legal advice, they represent a starting point for understanding where your business is subject to environmental regulation. 

Pit Stops Fact Sheets

 These fact sheets may help you in identifying areas where you can reduce the regulations that you must comply with, protect yourself from fines and liabilities, and protect you and your employees from hazards in the shop. 

In addition to the fact sheets, we have included a two-page self-audit checklist that you should print out and use regularly to make sure you are in compliance.

Updated April 2014, and Sept 2015
Introduction Shop Wastewater
Antifreeze SPCC Plans
Aquifer Protection Spill Reporting
Batteries (Lead Acid) Stormwater
Batteries (Other Types) Tires
Body Repair and Painting Used Oil
Mercury Switches Waste Fuel, Tanks & Filters  Updated 9/2015
Parts Cleaning Frequently Asked Questions
Petroleum Storage and Dispensing Updated 9/2015 Purchasing Environmentally Preferable  Products (EPPs)
Property Transfer Hazardous Waste Management: Appendix A
Rags and Absorbents Emergency Planning & Community Right-to-Know Act of 1986 (EPCRA): Appendix B
Recycling Vehicle Fluids Mixing Chart: Appendix C
Refrigerants (CFCs) Contact Information


Related Information

For more information, contact the Office of Pollution Prevention, e-mail: Pollution Prevention Coordinator.

Vendors, products and services listed in these fact sheets are supplied as a source of information and are neither approved nor endorsed by DEEP. You should fully investigate any vendor performance claims before investing in such product or service. Be aware that implementation of some pollution prevention options (such as installation of a solvent distillation unit) may require authorization, permits or modification to existing permits from DEEP or other agencies.

Content last updated January 2020