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Idaho Environmental Guide for Local Governments: Salvage Yards or Vehicle/Equipment Storage

The following information should be reviewed for projects that involve salvage yards or vehicle/equipment storage.

  • Review projects for potential to contaminate soil and ground water and consider requiring implementation of best management practices.
  • Determine if there will be petroleum storage or fueling with a project. If so, reference the petroleum storage or fueling section.
  • Prior to project approval, request that project information specify applicable requirements. Reference the Salvage Yard Compliance Checklist. Note the limitations of state and federal rules and determine if additional requirements may be needed to protect the health and welfare of your community.
  • As in other facilities, it must be determined if any solid waste is hazardous waste. If so, the hazardous waste must be managed appropriately. Salvage yards may generate solvents, paint, mercury switches, and other auto fluids. If used oil is generated and recycled or burned for energy recovery, consult Idaho's Rules and Standards for Hazardous Waste, Standards for the Management of Used Oil (IDAPA 58.01.05.15).

Staff Contacts

Hazardous Waste Rules and Policy Coordinator
Caroline Moores
DEQ State Office
Waste Management & Remediation Division
1410 N. Hilton
Boise, ID 83706
(208) 373-0554
caroline.moores@deq.idaho.gov

UST/LUST Program Manager
Kristi Lowder
DEQ State Office
Waste Management & Remediation Division
1410 N. Hilton
Boise, ID 83706
(208) 373-0347
kristi.lowder@deq.idaho.gov

DEQ Resources

Compliance Screening Checklist

Auto Salvage Environmental Best Practices Poster

Related Pages

Environmental Assistance for Salvage Yards