Hazardous waste generation fee

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Hazardous Waste Generation Fee delayed

Due to COVID-19, billing is delayed until the following dates:

  • First billing will go out August 3, due on September 2.
  • Second billing will go out August 24, due on September 23.

Go to our COVID-19 Dangerous Waste Compliance page for more information.

Each spring, we mail this fee to businesses for the previous year’s hazardous waste generation activities. The fee was established by the Legislature in 1990.

Currently the fee is $54 — the amount changes with inflation.

Why did my business receive this fee?

Your business is charged a fee because your NAICS code falls within those that typically generate dangerous waste. Your NAICS code is listed on the back of your invoice.

You must pay this fee if your business met the following criteria in the previous calendar year:

  • Your business generated dangerous waste in the year billed and the value of all your products, gross proceeds of sales, or gross income exceeded $12,000.

  • Or your business had an active EPA/State Site Identification number and reported dangerous waste generation activities.

What payment options are available?

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