If your operation generates any hazardous waste, your facility will fall into one of three U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) generator categories. Your category is determined by the amount of hazardous waste generated and/or stored.

To determine your generator category, keep a facility-wide inventory of the amount of hazardous waste produced each calendar month and stored on-site at any given time. You can download weekly and monthly logs on the right. Your generation rate and accumulation limit will determine which category your facility falls into.

 

Generator CategoryConditionally Exempt
Small Quantity Generator
Small Quantity GeneratorLarge Quantity Generator
Generation Rate
pounds per calendar month
Less than 220220 - 2,200More than 2,200
Accumulation Limit
pounds
Less than 2,2202,200 - 13,200More than 13,200
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Conditionally Exempt
Small Quantity Generator
Generation Rate
pounds per calendar month
Less than 220Accumulation Limit
pounds
Less than 2,220Learn more
Small Quantity GeneratorGeneration Rate
pounds per calendar month
220 - 2,200Accumulation Limit
pounds
2,200 - 13,200Learn more
Large Quantity GeneratorGeneration Rate
pounds per calendar month
More than 2,200Accumulation Limit
pounds
More than 13,200
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