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Small Quantity Generators (SQG)

A significant portion of our business community generates hazardous waste through the day to day operations of conducting business - hazardous waste is more common than you think.

Business generated wastes are not just radioactive drums stored at Hanford. They are wastes your business or organization may generate every day.... spent solvents, ink sludges, heavy metals. Hazardous wastes pose real threats to real people... cancer, nerve damage, polluted drinking water. They don't belong down the drain or in the dumpster.

That's why hazardous waste regulations exist. They are important to the health and safety of the public and environment; and they make good business sense. Did you know that you are legally and financially responsible for the proper handling of wastes generated at your business? Did you know that you can maintain your ability to get insurance or bank loans, protect yourself and others from serious illnesses and injury, and minimize the chances of not being able to sell your property because of contamination by just managing your wastes properly? You can also save money in the long run by finding ways to reduce or recycle your wastes.

Today, an important part of doing business includes determining if you generate hazardous waste. The citizens of Clark County are relying on your business to reduce hazardous wastes where possible, and to handle the remaining hazardous wastes in a safe manner. Clark County Environmental Services wants to help you understand and comply with the law. Go to the following links for more specific information about your SQG status and requirements.

Index (PDF - 87K)
Step by Step: Information for Hazardous Waste Generators
Hazardous Waste: More Common Than You Think
Hazardous Waste Generator Checklist
Identify Your Waste and Generator Requirements
Step 2 of 10 - Obtain a RCRA Site Identification Number
Step 3 of 10 - Report Annually
Step 4 of 10 - Perform Preventive Maintenance
Step 5 of 10 - Properly Accumulate Hazardous Waste
Step 6 of 10 - Plan for Emergencies
Step 7 of 10 - Use Proper Containers and Manage Them Correctly
Step 8 of 10 - Arrange for Proper Transportation and Disposal
Step 9 of 10 - Manifest Shipments of Hazardous Waste
Step 10 of 10 - Keep Records of Hazardous Waste Activity
Dangerous Waste Designation Flow Diagram
What is a SQG? Regulatory Status Under the Dangerous Waste Regulations
Dangerous Waste Regulation Checklist
Complete List of D, P, U, F, and K Waste Codes
Safe Handling of Empty Containers
Step-by-Step Fact Sheet for Hazardous Waste Generators: Glossary

For additional information and assistance with hazardous waste issues area businesses are encourage to call the Solid Waste Program at (360) 397-6118 ext. 4352.

Clark County Environmental Services - Recycling and Solid Waste
Peter DuBois, Division Manager

Street Address: 1300 Franklin Street, 1st Floor, Vancouver, WA 98660
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 9810, Vancouver, WA 98666-9810
Main phone: (360) 397-2121 | Fax: (360) 397-2062
Relay 711 or (800) 833-6384

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