Hazardous waste has properties that make it dangerous or potentially harmful to human health or the environment. Hazardous wastes can be liquids, solids, contained gases, or sludges. The wastes can be by-products of manufacturing processes, discarded commercial products, or unused chemicals such as cleaning fluids or pesticides. Businesses that generate waste must determine if their wastes are hazardous.
Hazardous waste is regulated under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Subtitle C. Idaho incorporates these regulations into the “Rules and Standards for Hazardous Waste” (IDAPA 58.01.05).
DEQ ensures compliance by inspecting businesses that generate hazardous waste and, if necessary, taking enforcement action. DEQ also assists businesses through compliance assistance, education, and outreach.
- Hazardous Waste Management in Idaho Annual Report (2020)
- Small Quantity Generators are now required to re-notify every four years. Submit your re-notification before the first deadline September 1, 2021.
- Idaho anticipates adopting EPA’s rule Management Standards for Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals and Amendment to the P075 Listing for Nicotine spring 2021. Learn more about the rule.
- Idaho anticipates adopting EPA’s rule Increasing Recycling: Adding Aerosol Cans to the Universal Waste Regulations spring 2021. Learn more about the rule.
- Idaho anticipates EPA’s rule Modernizing Ignitable Liquids Determinations in spring 2022.
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Hazardous Waste Bureau Chief
Hazardous Waste Compliance and Enforcement Coordinator
Hazardous Waste Rules & Policy Coordinator