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Register as a Hazardous Waste Generator
According to DDOE regulations, facilities generating Hazardous Waste, Universal Waste, or used oil must register for an EPA ID number.. An annual fee is also required under DC law.
You will need to send one completed form and one fee for each address that generates universal and/or hazardous waste. All checks must be made out to “DC Treasurer.” We cannot accept credit cards at this time.
The fees are as follows:
- Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generators: $200
- Small Quantity Generators: $500
- Large Quantity Generators: $1,000
Each of these categories is defined within the regulations. Please mail the completed form and your check to:
District Department of the Environment
Hazardous Waste Branch
1200 First Street, NE, 5th floor
Washington, DC 20002
Attn: Joyce Milson
If you prefer to drop off your application and fee in person, please contact Ms. Milson to make an appointment. She can be reached at 202-535-2290.
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|
|Educational Institutions||Metal/woodworking, laboratory wastes, automobile servicing, photo processing, routine maintenance||Acids/bases, paint wastes, fluorescent bulbs, solvents, ignitable waste|
|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|