- Hazardous Waste Generator Status & Storage Limits
If you generate less than 220 pounds (approximately 27 gallons) of hazardous waste or waste oil per month and no acutely hazardous waste, you may register with the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) as a Very Small Quantity Generator (VSQG).
- Summary of Small Quantity Generator (SQG) Requirements, July 2014
A summary of Massachusetts hazardous waste regulations as they apply to generator classification, housekeeping and paperwork. Includes information for Very Small Quantity Generators (VSQGs) of hazardous waste.
- Fact Sheet: Universal Waste Rule for Small Quantity Generators
- The Very Small Quantity Generator of Hazardous Waste (VSQG)
If your facility uses cleaning solvents, oils, inks, paints, acids or alkalines, it is likely generating hazardous waste that need to be handled appropriately.
- Self-Assigning a Hazardous Waste Generator Identification Number
State hazardous waste regulations require every hazardous waste generator, transporter and facility operating within Massachusetts to obtain a hazardous waste identification number (ID).
- Compliance Assistance Guide for Generators of Hazardous Waste
Developed by the MassDEP Northeast Regional Office. Questions? Find Your Region
- Português: Guia de Assisténcia de Conformidade para a Feradores de Resíduos Perigosos
Desenvolvido pelo Escritório Regional Nordeste de MassDEP. Perguntas? Você deve localizar a sua região.
- Español: Guía de Ayuda para Conformidad Reglamentaria para Generadores de Desechos Peligrosos
Desarrollado por MassDEP, la Oficina regional del Noreste. ¿Tiene preguntas? Encuentre su región.
- Satellite Area Accumulation of Hazardous Waste
The satellite accumulation provisions of the Massachusetts Hazardous Waste Regulations give facilities that generate hazardous waste(s) the option of collecting waste(s) in satellite areas until containers are full, thus allowing these facilities more time and flexibility to meet Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) requirements.
- Managing Spent "High Flash" Mineral Spirits & Petroleum Naphtha Wastes
Many Massachusetts businesses - including auto and truck repair garages and dealerships, machine shops, and shops that rebuild, repair and maintain engines - use petroleum distillates in cold solvent degreasing tanks to clean metal surfaces. When degreasing agents no longer work for this purpose, they become wastes.
- Safe Handling of Waste Oil for Burning in Space Heaters
- Towing Company Management of Fuel- and Oil-Contaminated Debris from Vehicle Accidents - March 2014
- Hazardous Waste Requirements for Commercial Pesticide Users, March 2003
- Epinephrine Management Options for Schools
- Fluorescent Lamp Management for Businesses & Institutions
For Businesses & Institutions
- Advisory: Drum-Style Fluorescent Lamp Crushers
In spite of marketing claims, crushing lamps may be more expensive than recycling them.
- Infectious Waste Disposal & Transport
Information about state regulations that prescribe the management and disposal of physically dangerous medical or biological waste.
- Environmental Compliance for Laboratories
Covers industrial wastewater, hazardous waste management and other requirements.
- Applicability of the Satellite Accumulation Rule to Laboratories