Best waste management practices, mercury vehicle switch reporting requirements, and other environmental compliance information.
Veterinary Clinics & Hospitals
Learn how to safely manage solid, hazardous and medical wastes, responsibly discharge wastewater, and minimize your operation's environmental impacts.
- Epinephrine Management Options for Schools
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.
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.
- Hazardous Waste Requirements for Commercial Pesticide Users, March 2003
Hazardous Waste Transporter VID Fee
All Massachusetts-licensed hazardous waste transporters are required to apply annually to MassDEP for Vehicle Identification Device (VID) cards.
Dental Amalgam/Mercury Recycling: Proper Management of Dental Mercury
Questions and answers about the proper management of dental mercury.
Dental Amalgam/Mercury Recycling Program
Massachusetts dental practices and clinics that place or remove amalgam fittings are required to certify annually that they have, operate and maintain amalgam separator systems to remove mercury from their wastewater discharges.
Fluorescent Lamp Management for Businesses & Institutions
For Businesses & Institutions
Fluorescent Light Bulbs
Essential information on the handling and management of fluorescent light bulbs.
Advisory: Drum-Style Fluorescent Lamp Crushers
In spite of marketing claims, crushing lamps may be more expensive than recycling them.
Management of Hazardous Waste at Boatyards & Marinas
Boat repair and maintenance activities create wastes that are considered hazardous and require proper handling.
Hazardous Waste Information for Furniture Manufacturers, Finishers & Refinishers
Massachusetts Law requires companies that produce hazardous waste to store and dispose of this waste in a special manner. Any one, other than a household, who produces, transports, recycles, treats or disposes of hazardous waste must notify the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) and meet certain requirements as specified in the hazardous waste regulations.
- Managing Hazardous Waste at Golf Courses, March 2005
Infectious Waste Disposal & Transport
Information about state regulations that prescribe the management and disposal of physically dangerous medical or biological waste.
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.
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.
- Applicability of the Satellite Accumulation Rule to Laboratories
- Safe Handling of Waste Oil for Burning in Space Heaters
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).
- Towing Company Management of Fuel- and Oil-Contaminated Debris from Vehicle Accidents - March 2014
- Fact Sheet: Universal Waste Rule for Small Quantity Generators