Any business which generates a hazardous waste must obtain a permit. Waste is generally considered hazardous if it is flammable, corrosive, toxic, reactive, or if it can be shown to be detrimental to health and/or the environment. If the waste is detrimental to health and/or the environment it is usually listed specifically by the State as a regulated waste. Examples of hazardous waste include: used motor oil and antifreeze, used cleaning solvents, used acid and alkaline cleaners, used plating solutions containing metals or cyanide, etc.
Hazardous Waste Requirements
- EPA Identification Number - This number identifies each hazardous waste generator on waste manifests/receipt and other paperwork. To receive an EPA ID Number call 800-618-6942 for State regulated waste or 415-495-8895 for Federally regulated waste. There is no fee to obtain an Identification Number.
- Accumulation Time Limits - The amount of time a hazardous waste generator may keep hazardous waste on their facility depends on the amount they generate each month. The time frame can range from ninety (90) days to one year.
- Hazardous Waste Container Management - Any container holding hazardous waste must be in good condition, compatible with the contents, closed except when adding or removing waste, properly labeled, etc.
- Labeling/Marking - Each container must be labeled or clearly marked with a label.
Hazardous Waste Generator Permit Fees
The fees for hazardous waste generators are based on the number of persons employed with the company. Call our office for more information on the fees for Hazardous Waste Generator Permits.