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Rules for Large Quantity Generators

As a Large-quantity Generator (LQG) of Dangerous Waste, you are fully regulated under the Dangerous Waste Rules. 

General Requirements for Managing Dangerous Waste covers the basic concepts, common issues and questions.

Manage Waste by Business Type covers industry-specific information.

Report Waste discusses reporting for businesses that generate waste. LQGs must report.

Related information

Office of Regulatory Assistance (ORA) in the Governor's Office can answer a broad range of questions about the rules businesses must follow in Washington State. ORA can also help with environmental, labor, licensing requirements and more.

Which Rules Apply? can help determine generator status if you are unsure.

Which Rules Apply to Small Quantity Generators (SQGs)? describes the rules that must be followed by SQGs.

Which Rules Apply to Medium Quantity Generators (MQGs)? describes the rules that must be followed by those who produce less waste or who keep it for less time..

Tutorials and Trainings for Dangerous Waste Generators links to available resources including a PowerPoint slide show that covers the basics of dangerous waste management.

Laws & Rules links to the regulations cited in this waste-management guidance.

Find a hazardous waste service provider.

Pollution Prevention Resources by Industry Type offers ideas for business sectors to reduce dangerous waste and save money.