We collect this annual fee from Washington businesses that generate any amount of dangerous waste. The fee was established by the Legislature in 1990. Currently the fee is $52 — the amount of the fee changes with inflation. Each spring, we mail this fee to businesses for the previous year’s hazardous waste generation activities.
Why did my business receive this fee?
Your business classification code, also known as a NAICS code, indicated your primary business activities typically generate dangerous waste. The back of your billing invoice has the NAICS code assigned to your business and its description.
You must pay this fee if your business met the following criteria:
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 in the previous tax year.
Or your business has an active EPA/State Site Identification number and reported dangerous waste generation activities in the previous calendar year.
What payment options are available?
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