Dangerous waste annual report

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Paper reporting during COVID-19

Because of the coronavirus outbreak, for those businesses that usually mail paper copies to us, we are offering more ways to submit your documents. Please see our COVID-19 Dangerous Waste Compliance page for more information.

You must submit a dangerous waste annual report if you have an active EPA/State Identification (ID) Number.

Reports are due on March 1. This is a federal requirement. We can't give extensions.

What's new?

TurboWaste has moved

To access TurboWaste, all dangerous waste reporters need to log in through SecureAccess Washington (SAW). SAW provides access to a growing list of government services while ensuring your privacy.

Electronic Signature Agreement (ESA) is back

All generators, regardless of generator size, need to set up an Electronic Signature Account with us to file your dangerous waste annual report online through TurboWaste.

New forms, codes, and questions due to Generator Improvement Rule (GIR)

These changes to the dangerous waste regulations affect most dangerous waste generators and how they manage their dangerous waste.

You may notice:

  • New forms (addendums).
  • Questions as you complete your annual report. 
  • Some codes required for reporting have changed:
    • Source codes
    • Management method codes
    • Form codes

Please see our Dangerous Waste Annual Reporting Guide for more information.

What is the dangerous waste annual report?

The dangerous waste annual report is a combination of required forms and other documents that summarize your dangerous waste activities in Washington state. To complete your dangerous waste annual report you will need:

  • All Uniform Hazardous Waste Manifests for the reporting year.
  • Records of dangerous waste quantities generated, accumulated, and managed.
  • Waste profiles, if you have them.
  • Recycling credit documentation issued by your designated facility if you recycled your waste. 
  • Bills of lading for any special waste shipped or state SQG waste received.
  • Waste codes.

Depending on your generator category and activities, you may be required to provide additional information about dangerous waste management, shipments, and waste received. 

What forms do I have to submit?

There are four types of dangerous waste annual reporting forms and one addendum:

Site identification (ID) form is required by all reporters

All reporters with an active EPA/State Identification number, regardless of generator category or activities, must submit this form. The Site ID form provides contact information and a summary of waste activities for the reporting year.  

Other reporting forms

The OI form provides a list of the generators, transporters, and the designated facility for each shipment of dangerous waste. You can find this information on your manifests.

Do I need to fill out this form?

You must submit the OI form if you:

  • Shipped any waste from your site that was on a Uniform Hazardous Waste Manifest.
  • Generated special waste, regardless of generator status.
  • Received waste from off site.
  • Had a planned or unplanned episodic event. 
  • Notified as a LQG consolidator of state SQG waste.

The GM form describes each waste stream generated and how it was managed. You will need your manifests to complete this form.

Do I need to fill out this form?

You must submit a GM form if you: 

  • Generated special waste, regardless of generator status.
  • Are a medium (MQG) or large quantity generator (LQG). 
  • Had a planned or unplanned episodic event.
  • Treated your own waste on site.
  • Processed a LQG Site Clean Closure.
  • Are a LQG consolidator of state SQG dangerous waste.

The WR form describes each waste stream received from off site and how it was managed.  

Do I need to fill out this form?

You must submit a WR form if you are a: 

  • Commercial recycling facility.
  • Designated facility.
  • LQG consolidator of state SQG dangerous waste.

How do I submit my annual report?

You have two options to submit your dangerous waste annual report to us. We encourage all reporters to use the TurboWaste service through SAW. 

To submit through TurboWaste, follow the instructions to set up your TurboWaste account, which includes instructions on filing your Electronic Signature Agreement.

You must complete the Electronic Signature Agreement to submit your reports in TurboWaste.

Note: If any legal ownership information changes, you must file your report using the paper forms.

If you cannot use TurboWaste and want to file completely on paper, contact Ecology to request the forms.

Once your report is complete, assemble your forms in the order below:

  1. Site ID Form, required
  2. OI Form(s), if applicable
  3. GM Form(s), if applicable
  4. WR Form(s), if applicable
  5. Addendum(s), if applicable

Do not include manifest copies, recycling sheets, or year-end summaries; they are for your use only. 

We only accept forms with wet ink signatures.

Can I submit my report and withdraw at the same time?

Yes. Details regarding withdrawing your site can be found on our notifications page.