Hazardous Waste Guide for Small Businesses

U.S. EPA is excited to announce the availability of an updated version of the targeted small business guide: “Managing Hazardous Waste: A Guide for Small Businesses.”

This handbook provides an overview of the federal hazardous waste regulations to give small business owners and operators a basic understanding of their hazardous waste management responsibilities. It answers questions like “Do hazardous waste regulations apply to me?” “How do I know which generator category I am?” and “What kinds of requirements do I have to follow?” This handbook will help small businesses get on the road to proper hazardous waste management, a critical step in protecting human health and the environment.

The Guide has been updated to reflect the changes to the regulations for hazardous waste generators since the previous version of the publication, including the 2016 Generator Improvements Rule, wastes added to the universal waste program, Subpart K for academic laboratories, the Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals Rule, and electronic reporting/e-Manifest.

The guide is available on the UNR Business Environmental Program here and under our Fact Sheets and Publications page. It is also available on the EPA’s website at the link below. 

t https://www.epa.gov/hwgenerators/managing-your-hazardous-waste-guide-small-businesses.