If your facility generates dangerous waste, you may need to file certain dangerous waste reports.
Apply for a RCRA Site ID Number or learn about the Dangerous Waste Annual Report.
If your facility generates more than 2,640 pounds of dangerous waste per year or submits a Toxics Release Inventory (TRI or EPCRA section 313) report, you must submit a pollution prevention plan.
Pollution prevention plans are due on September 1, each year.
If you spill or accidentally release hazardous substances or dangerous waste, you need to report it immediately. You're also responsible for knowing what kinds of chemicals are stored at your facility and planning for emergencies. The Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) requires several reports, based on what you do and store at your facility.
Your facility may have to file other environmental reports for air quality or water quality.
This poster gives an explanation of the most common environmental reports we require, and when they're due.
For the purpose of these fees, "dangerous waste" and "hazardous waste" mean the same thing. There are many types of dangerous waste. If your business generates any dangerous or hazardous waste, you need to check which fees apply to you.
The Hazardous Waste Generation Fee and the Hazardous Waste Planning Fee fund technical assistance and compliance education to Washington businesses.
We provide technical assistance to businesses to help them:
Ecology’s toxics reduction specialists offer technical assistance to anyone requesting help. These experts can explain the Dangerous Waste Regulations and help with pollution prevention and effective waste management. Many businesses working closely with our staff have reduced or eliminated the waste they generate.