Small Business Hazardous Waste Program
California State and Federal laws require all businesses and industries that generate, store, or accumulate hazardous waste to comply with regulations for proper treatment, storage and disposal of these wastes. San Benito County can assist your business if you qualify and there is a charge to your business to participate. For more information, call the San Benito County Integrated Waste Management Regional Agency at 831-636-4170 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
You qualify for this Small Quantity Generator Program (SQG) if you generate per month:
- Less than 220 pounds of most hazardous waste (i.e., paints, solvents, photographic chemicals). This is approximately equal to 27 gallons of liquid with a comparable weight to water
- Less than 2.2 pounds of acutely hazardous waste. This is approximately equal to one quart of liquid with a comparable weight to water.
- Less than 110 pounds of perchloroethylene. This is approximately equal to 13 gallons of liquid with a comparable weight to water.
These guidelines are set out in the Code of Federal Regulations 40 CFR 265.201 and the California Code of Regulations Title 22, section 66260.10. An SQG Program cannot accept more than 220 pounds of waste per generator per month. FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE READ THE PROGRAM BROCHURE