Managing Hazardous Waste

We strengthen regulations and streamline waste management

Annual/Biennial Reports

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) and the Department of Toxic Substances Control have a common mission to protect human health and the environment. This mission is carried out by enforcing strict management standards for hazardous waste activities and gathering information about the generation, transportation and final disposition of hazardous waste in the state.

The federal and State hazardous waste regulations require certain Resource Conservation Recovery Act (RCRA) hazardous waste generators, as well as facilities that treat, store or dispose of RCRA and/or State hazardous waste to report their hazardous waste activities. The information collected will:

  • Provide verification of the “cradle-to-grave” disposition of hazardous wastes,
  • Provide the U.S. EPA and California with a view of current hazardous waste generation and waste management in the United States,
  • Show trends and changes in waste management and quantity when compared to previous years’ reports, and
  • Provide to the public hazardous waste generation information through publication of the National Biennial RCRA Hazardous Waste Report.

No fees are required for completing this report, however failure to comply with federal and State regulations regarding Annual/Biennial Reports may result in fines and penalties.

Annual Facility Report

Attention: All hazardous waste Large Quantity Generators (LQG) who are NOT a California Treatment, Storage, and/or Disposal Facility, please refer to the “Biennial Hazardous Waste Report” section for all requirements and information.

Biennial Hazardous Waste Report

Attention: All California Treatment, Storage, and/or Disposal Facilities, please refer to the “Annual Facility Report” section for all requirements and information.