Business Sector Resources
The Montana Pollution Prevention (MT P2) Program and the Montana State University Extension have produced a wide range of materials designed to help small businesses, government, schools and consumers implement environmental best practices.
To view a selection of titles, click on the links to the right, or scroll down this page.
Some of the checklists, fact sheets, videos, posters, and other materials listed on this page are applicable to a wide variety of audiences. Click on Environmental Best Practices to quickly view this list of materials.
Many of these materials are written for specific audiences. Click on a particular subject on the links to the left to view these titles.
To order a publication, contact the Program at (888) MSU-MTP2 (678-6872, toll-free in Montana) or by calling (406) 994-3451.
Cost is noted after each publication/video description.
All orders will be shipped via 3rd class mail (included in cost of publication) within the United States.
Please contact Barb Allen of the Montana Pollution Prevention Program to make arrangements for rush orders or shipping outside the United States.
Out-of-state requests for any fact sheets may be charged $2.
Fact sheets are free for single copies -- maximum of 10 different fact sheets per order.
The publications and videos (and much more) listed here are also available for loan through the Pollution Prevention/Solid Waste Programs Library.
Environmental Compliance Checklist For Auto Body Repair Shops(1998) - Provides a plain-English overview of many of the hazardous waste, air and water regulations that may apply to auto body shops (free to Montana residents).
Pollution Prevention For Autobody Shops Folder(free to Montana residents; $7 for out-of-state requests) includes:
- Pollution Prevention Guide for Autobody Shops (1997)
- Pollution Prevention Takes True Grit Poster
- Autobody Compliance Assistance Guide (1998)
Environmental Compliance Checlist For Vehicle Maintenance Shops(1998) - Provides a plain-English overview of many of the hazardous waste, air and water regulations that may apply to vehicle maintenance shops (free to Montana residents).
Pollution Prevention For Automotive Repair Shops Folder(free to Montana residents; $7 for out-of-state requests) includes:
- Pollution Prevention Checklist For Automotive Repair Shops (1994)
- Pollution Prevention is "Auto"Matic Poster
- Automotive Repair Compliance Assistance Guide (1998)
Pollution Prevention For Automotive Service Stations(1995) Packet includes 18-minute video and training manual ($30.00).
Pollution Prevention Reference Guide for Montana Residential Construction(1998) Provides practical ideas on how contractors and designers can reduce or eliminate waste.
Environmental Compliance Checklist For Dry Cleaners(1998) - Provides a plain-English overview of many of the hazardous waste, air and water regulations that may apply to dry cleaners (free to Montana residents).
Pollution Prevention in the Drycleaning Business Folder(free to Montana residents; $7 for out-of-state requests) includes:
- A Self-Audit Checklist for Drycleaners (1996)
- Characteristics of Perc Fact Sheet
- Environmental Regulations Fact Sheet
- Multiprocess Wet Cleaning Fact Sheet
- Perc Emissions Fact Sheet
- Reducing Perc in the Still Fact Sheet
- Retrofitting a Refrigerated Condenser Fact Sheet
- Spin Disc Filters Fact Sheet
- "Clothes"ing In On Pollution Prevention Poster
- Drycleaners Compliance Assistance Guide (1998)
Pollution Prevention Tips For Grocery Stores(1997) Suggests ways grocery store owners and employees can prevent pollution (single copy free).
Pollution Prevention Tips For Health Care Providers(1997) Suggests ways health care providers can prevent pollution (single copy free).
Pollution Prevention Guidebook For Montana Local Governments(1999) A planning tool for local government entities seeking to establish pollution prevention programs.
Pollution Prevention for the Hospitality Industry Folder(1996) includes Pollution Prevention is "Inn" Poster (free for Montana residents; $7 for out-of-state requests).
Energy Conservation Strategies for the Lodging Industry(2001) Part 1 explains the ENERGY STAR five-stage approach to prioritizing energy upgrade investments for buildings. Part 2 provides an overview of financing mechanisms and financing sources available to Montana businesses seeking to invest in energy upgrades.
Pollution Prevention for the Lodging Industry: Housekeeping Best Practices(2001) An overview of environmental best practices for hotel/motel housekeeping operations. Includes links to many additional resources.
Pollution Prevention For Commercial Printers Folder(free to Montana residents; $7 for out-of-state requests) includes:
- Self-Assessment Checklist (1996)
- Photoprocessing Operations (Fact Sheet 1)
- Plate Developing (Fact Sheet 2)
- Printing Inks (Fact Sheet 3)
- Fountain Solution Solutions (Fact Sheet 4)
- Facts About Paper (Fact Sheet 5)
- Alternative Blanket Washes (Fact Sheet 6)
- Proper Management of Used Shop Towels (Fact Sheet 7)
- Working with Suppliers (Fact Sheet 8)
- Environmental Marketing (Fact Sheet 9)
- Printer's Guide to Environmental Regulations (Fact Sheet 10)
- "Press On" With Pollution Prevention Poster
- Printers Compliance Assistance Guide (1998)
Printers Win Through Pollution Prevention Video(1995) This 13-minute video describes ways printers can reduce waste ($20).
Pollution Prevention Tips For Restaurants(1997) Suggests ways restaurant owners and employees can prevent pollution (online copy free).
Waste Minimization (Pollution Prevention) & Indoor Air Quality Tools For Schools Action KitMontana Supplement (1997) - Are you a teacher, principal, superintendent, or concerned parent? This kit offers suggestions on how you can prevent waste from being generated in your school. Solid and hazardous waste, air quality, water quality and conservation, energy conservation, and safety issues discussed ($6.00).
Pollution Prevention Tips For Service Stations(1997) Suggests ways service station owners and employees can prevent polltuion (single copy free).
Pollution Prevention and Cultural Preservation in Native American Communities(1996) Curriculum for tribal colleges includes lesson plans, transparency masters, worksheets, tests, and a student workbook ($75.00 for the complete package; $15.00 for each additional student workbook).
Pollution Prevention for Montana Wood Finishers: A Practical Guide to Cleaner, Safer Production(1997) Guide was written to help owners, operators, or environmental managers in all types and sizes of commercial wood finishing and wood furniture manufacturing business in Montana create a safer work environment (free to Montana residents; $5.00 out-of-state requests).
Wood Finishers Compliance Assistance Guide(1998) Designed to help wood finishers comply with the Montana Voluntary Environmental Audit Act of 1997, passed during the 1997 Legislative Session (single copy free).