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Contact Information:

Department of Toxic Substances Control
Hazardous Waste Management Program
P.O. Box 806
Sacramento, CA 95812-0806
Retail@dtsc.ca.gov

Retail Industry: Existing Laws and Regulations

Any business that produces or manages a waste must evaluate that waste. Evaluating waste means determining whether or not the waste is hazardous. Hazardous waste requires special handling and disposal to ensure protection of human health and the environment. In California, Department of Toxic Substances Control regulates identification and management of hazardous waste.

What is a Hazardous Waste?

Health and Safety Code Division 20, Chapter 6.5

California Code of Regulations, Title 22, Division 4.5