Waste Management (Hazardous Waste/Toxic Substances)

We support measures to ensure the strict regulation of all aspects of hazardous waste/toxic substances.
Position In Brief: 

The League of Women Voters of Ventura County supports measures to ensure the strict regulation of all aspects of hazardous waste/toxic substances (usage, manufacture, transportation, emergencies, storage, and disposal (1982).

Position History: 

1989 Participated in the organization of a hazardous waste collection day for the City of Ventura. League members guided traffic and conducted a survey.   

1988 Sponsored an open meeting on use, storage, transportation, disposal of hazardous materials.   

1987 Participated in organization of a Household Hazardous Collection Day for City of Ventura.

Natural Resources Position

Specifics of Position

  1. Participation and review at all governmental levels in establishing regulations and criteria, and opportunity for effective public participation.
  2. Public access to information and continuous public education about hazardous waste/ toxic substances.
  3. Clear, coordinated regulations and procedures, and incentives to encourage proper handling.
  4. Financial responsibility and liability imposed on producers, transporters, and disposers of hazardous waste/toxic substances.

Background

The Hazardous Waste/Toxic Substances position was adopted at Annual Meeting, 1982, following an earlier special one-day workshop and general meeting where consensus was reached.

League to which this content belongs: 
Ventura County