Hazardous Waste Generator Program
The purpose of the hazardous waste program is to ensure that all hazardous wastes are properly handled, recycled, treated, stored and disposed.
Hazardous waste is a waste with properties that make it potentially dangerous or harmful to human health or the environment. Hazardous wastes can be liquids, solids, or contained gases. They can be the by-products of manufacturing processes, discarded used materials, or discarded unused commercial products, such as cleaning fluids (solvents) or pesticides.
The State of California Department of Toxic Substances Control authorizes us to inspect and regulate non-permitted hazardous waste generators in San Mateo County based on the Hazardous Waste Control Law found in the California Health and Safety Code Division 20, Chapter 6.5 and regulations found in the California Code of Regulations, Title 22, Division 4.5. These regulations require businesses generating any amount of hazardous waste as defined by regulation to properly store, manage and dispose of hazardous waste. Our staff conducts annual inspections at businesses to assess compliance with state law and regulations.
Free Hazardous Waste Trainings
Small Quantity Generator Training
San Mateo County is providing FREE Hazardous Waste Management training for businesses within the County that generate less than 1,000 kg of hazardous waste per month, excluding universal wastes, and/or 1kg or less of acutely or extremely hazardous waste per month (defined as Small Quantity Generators or SQGs).
The training will cover the basics of identifying hazardous waste, proper labeling and accumulation requirements for hazardous waste, recordkeeping requirements, and universal waste management requirements.
Participants will receive a comprehensive course manual and a certificate of completion. In addition, facility representatives will receive a Compliance Binder to organize their facility’s required hazardous waste records.
|2018 Training Dates 8:00 am to 10:00 am|
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Location: 2000 Alameda de las Pulgas in San Mateo from 8:00 am to 10:00 am.
Hazardous Waste Management Requirements Training (LQG, SQG, or CESQG)
February 8, 2018; 1:00 pm to 4:45 pm
The 2018 annual CUPA conference will feature a no-cost training session for businesses that generate hazardous waste. The training will cover the basics of identifying what is a hazardous waste, proper labeling and accumulation requirements, and record keeping requirements. An overview of RCRA waste vs. non-RCRA waste and generator status for Large Quantity Generators (LQG), Small Quantity Generators (SQG) and Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generators (CESQG) will be covered. Participants will receive a course manual and a certificate of completion.
Location: Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport. 1333 Old Bayshore Highway, Burlingame, CA 94010. Parking is $12 at the Hotel.
How to register: Click here and complete the registration steps
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