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Dangerous waste guidance

Businesses in Washington are required to follow the state Dangerous Waste Regulations. You are responsible for properly handling and disposing of your dangerous waste.

Many businesses in Washington generate some type of dangerous waste — waste that’s potentially harmful to peoples' health and the environment. You are required to determine whether the waste your business generates is dangerous. You must also handle your dangerous waste safely and dispose of it properly.

Knowing whether you have dangerous waste, how much you have, and the rules you have to follow is a process. To properly manage your waste, you must:

Where can I find the Dangerous Waste Regulations?

Online

The Dangerous Waste Regulations are online and searchable by topic or keyword.

Print version

For businesses, it's helpful to have a print copy on hand. Send us an email to request a free copy or download a PDF version to print.