The Business Environmental Program provides free and confidential environmental management assistance to business and government operations in Nevada. The Program specializes in cost effective strategies to reduce hazardous materials and waste generation, conserve water and energy, minimize air emissions, and maintain compliance with environmental requirements. The program provides training, on-site consultation, assistance over the phone and through its website and publications.
Every business generates waste, some of which may be considered hazardous waste which has special requirement and regulations that govern how it is handled. The Business Environmental Program’s (BEP) staff is here to help in answering all of your questions related to hazardous waste. The BEP staff can:
BEP has put together a variety of fact sheets to assist businesses have a better understanding of the various regulations that may impact your business. Some of the commonly asked questions have been developed into fact sheets available on our web site. Those questions include:
BEP has compiled a list of key points on hazardous waste management to assist Nevada businesses with understanding the requirements of the hazardous waste regulations.
The BEP also offers regular seminars on hazardous waste management which are free of charge. Visit our calendar to view upcoming events in your area. Feel free to contact the BEP if you would like one of the BEP staff to provide your business with custom training.
Am I affected? View our flyer
You bet! Every business is capable of generating hazardous wastes, even retail operations!
What are typical hazardous wastes found in businesses?
What do I do?
First, if you don’t know anything about hazardous waste call us, we’re here to help you. If you have a basic understanding, remember ALL businesses must perform a waste determination on everything exiting their facility. is it hazardous or not.
What is hazardous waste? View the fact sheet
Is your waste a “listed waste”?
Is your waste ignitable?
Is your waste corrosive?
Is your waste reactive?
Is your waste toxic?
How will my business be regulated? View the fact sheet
Hazardous waste generators (businesses generating hazardous waste) fall into one of three categories:
Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generators (CEG);
Small Quantity Generators (SQG);
Large Quantity Generators (LQG).