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Dispose of Dangerous Waste

Businesses are responsible for properly managing their waste from the time they first produce it, until it has been disposed or recycled. This is often called “cradle to grave” responsibility.

Businesses have different requirements depending on their generator status.

Small Quantity Generators (SQGs):

  • Transporting: SQGs may transport their own dangerous waste.
  • Disposal: dangerous waste may be taken to a permitted Treatment, Storage, Disposal, and Recycling (TSDR) facility. Or you might be able to take SQG waste to a permitted solid waste facility. Ask your local solid waste authority to find out if this is an option in your area.

Medium and Large Quantity Generators (MQGs/LQGs):

  • Transporting: must hire a transporter to pick up dangerous waste.
  • Disposal: dangerous waste must be taken to a permitted Treatment, Storage, Disposal, and Recycling (TSDR) facility.

Related information

Find a Hazardous Waste Service Provider.

What is Generator Status? will help you determine your generator status.

Treatment by Generator allows generators to treat wastes on site through neutralization, filtration, solidification, separation and distillation, carbon adsorption, or evaporation. This may reduce disposal costs.

Transport and Ship discusses the preparation needed to send waste for off-site disposal.

Hiring a Waste Contractor can help you find a Dangerous Waste Management facility, (TSDR). It explains financial assurance requirements and more. Properly managing your waste is a long term responsibility. Ensure that the facility you select to take your waste will treat, store, dispose of, or recycle it properly.

Recycle Dangerous Waste discusses recycling options that can provide exclusions or reduced requirements from the Dangerous Waste Regulations.

IMEX is the Industrial Materials Exchange, where businesses can offer reusable materials that other businesses might find useful.