Business Generating Hazardous Waste

Businesses and Agribusinesses are prohibited from using HHW collection facilities or one day collections.

Businesses that generate no more than 220 pounds (100 kg) of non-acute hazardous waste and less than 2.2 pounds (1kg) of acutely hazardous waste in one month, or accumulate the stated amounts at any one time qualify as a Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generator (CESQG) and have special options for disposal of hazardous waste.

You must take your waste to a permitted disposal facility. You are eligible for CESQG programs offered by permitted commercial hazardous waste management providers.

Small quantities of hazardous waste may not be disposed of by dumping on the surface of the ground or into surface waters, burying in the ground at an un-permitted site, or by using wastes such as solvents for killing weeds.

Businesses that generate more than the CESQG limits are considered a regulated generator and need to contact the Missouri Department of Natural Resources’ Technical Assistance Program (TAP) at (800) 361-4827. Refer to their publication “Does Your Business Generate Hazardous Waste?”

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