District businesses selling food or alcohol are required to charge $.05 for each disposable paper or plastic carryout bag. Find out about DC's Bag Law.
Who Generates Hazardous Waste
If you are generating, accumulating or shipping any hazardous waste, you must register as a generator with DDOE and obtain an EPA ID Number.
Typical Businesses That May Generate Hazardous Waste
|Business||How Waste is Generated||Types of Waste|
|Property Management||Routine maintenance||Fluorescent light bulbs|
Vehicle Maintenance and Dismantling
Repair and Body Shops
|Degreasing, rust removal, paint preparation, spray guns, tank cleanout, vehicle servicing, vehicle recycling||Acids/bases, solvents, ignitable waste, paints, batteries, heavy metals, mercury switches|
|Dry Cleaning and Laundry||Commercial dry cleaning||Spent filter cartridges, solvents, residues from cleaning units|
|Printing||Plate preparation, screen printing, photo processing, printing, cleanup||Acids/bases, heavy metals, solvents, ink|
|Photo Finishing||Photo processing||Acids/bases, silver, solvents|
|Pesticide Users||Pesticide application and cleanup||Unused pesticide, contaminated containers|
|Hospitals and Clinics||Medical care, routine maintenance||Medical wastes, fluorescent bulbs, solvents|
|Construction||Painting, carpentry, vehicle and equipment maintenance||Ignitable waste, solvent waste, acids/bases, used oil|