Dry Cleaners

The Pollution Prevention Institute, through the Small Business Environmental Assistance Program, or SBEAP, provides environmental compliance assistance to Kansas dry cleaners. Many dry cleaners are regulated under three different bureaus and some of the requirements are difficult to understand.

This free and confidential compliance assistance for Kansas small businesses that may need help understanding or identifying how the regulations apply to their facility. This service is administered through our hotline, email communication, on-site visits and the various tools posted below, as well as training events. In addition to dealing with hazardous waste regulations, SBEAP also assists with air quality permits, storage tanks regulations, and waste or stormwater permits. Check “Need Help” to request assistance. 

Compliance Calendars

2020 Compliance Calendar for Perchloroethylene Dry Cleaners

2020 Perc Calendar


2020 Compliance Calendar for Petroleum and Other Non-Perc Dry Cleaners

2020 Non-Perc Calendar


Compliance Manual

2020 Compliance Manual


Alternative Non-Perc Solvents

In the past two decades, manufacturers have developed various perc solvent alternatives. Some of these are listed below, but additional information can be found in the Toxics Use Reduction Institute (TURI) report titled “Assessment of Alternatives to Perchloroethylene for the Dry-Cleaning Industry.”