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Hazardous Waste Generators (HWG)
If your facility contains materials that constitute being labeled "hazardous waste," then your facility is considered a Hazardous Waste Generator.  Materials that are toxic, corrosive, reactive, and ignitable are considered to be hazardous materials (Section 66262.11.).  To ensure that each facility is doing its job to protect local residence and the environment, Plumas County Environmental Health inspects, educates, investigates complaints, and enforces the laws and regulations pertaining to hazardous waste.

Basic Need-to-Know Responsibilities:
  • Clearly label each container of hazardous waste with:
    1. The words "Hazardous Waste"
    2. Contents of the container
    3. Name and address of the generator
    4. Hazardous properties of the waste
    5. Physical state (e.g., liquid, solid, gas)
    6. Starting date for waste accumulation
  • Maintain proper emergency equipment
  • Maintain a current contingency plan
  • Provide training to employees
  • Keep accurate disposal and training records
  • Limit on-site storage to regulatory limits
  • Select appropriate treatment methods for hazardous wastes
  • Use only authorized hazardous waste disposal facilities
  • Whenever possible, eliminate, reduce and recycle wastes
  • Prepare a source reduction plan or checklist as required

To understand more about the requirements, please click on the Hazardous Waste Generator Requirements link.


California Code of Regulations

Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) - EPA

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