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Hazardous waste

Does your small business generate hazardous waste?

As a small business, you may have waste that is hazardous (harmful to people and the environment). You may be surprised to learn the waste you generate is hazardous.

This series of web pages, in conjuction with your waste inventory sheet, will help you learn whether your waste is hazardous or if you fall under any exemptions. You will also determine what size generator you are and what requirements apply to you.

Please click on the show button below to review some examples of small businesses and processes that often produce hazardous waste.

Examples of some business types and processes that may produce hazardous waste
Business types Processes
  • vehicle repair and maintenance shops
  • dry cleaners
  • laboratories
  • manufacturers
  • contractors/construction firms
  • photography studios
  • electroplaters
  • metal fabrication/machine shops
  • medical/dental offices
  • body shops
  • printers/graphic artists
  • vehicle sales/fleet services
  • electronics shops
  • furniture refinishers
  • painting and coating operations
  • parts cleaning and degreasing
  • electroplating and/or anodizing operations
  • solvent distillation
  • pesticide application
  • tanning and dyeing
  • construction/deconstruction related

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Last Revised: Thursday December 11 2014