Home Directory ------------- Make a Payment Contact us

Hours
Kennewick:
8am to noon
1pm to 5pm
Monday-Friday

Vital Records
Same-day
In-Person
Service (Kennewick office only)
8am to 11:30am
1pm to 4pm
Monday-Friday

Pasco:
8am to noon
1pm to 5pm
Monday-Friday

 

 

Hazardous Waste Disposal for Commercial Generators

DrumsYou are a Small Quantity Generator (SQG) if you generate:

  • 220 lb or less (approximately a drum) of hazardous wastes per calendar month; or
  • Less than 2.2 pounds of acutely hazardous wastes per calendar month; or
  • 220 pounds or less of spill cleanup debris containing hazardous waste per month.

As a SQG, you are required to:

  • Designate all of your wastes
  • Keep track of your wastes by identifying all hazardous wastes generated per month and the total amount stored on-site each month
  • Limit on-site storage to less than or equal to 2,200 lbs of hazardous waste on-site at an time
  • Properly dispose of hazardous waste to a facility that is permitted to accept and treat the waste on site, so that it does not pose any risk to human health or the environment.

You are a Medium Quantity Generator (MQG) if you generate:

  • More than 220 lbs but less than 2,200 lbs ( to 5 drums) of a hazardous waste per calendar month.

As a MQG, you are required to:

  • Keep track of your wastes by identifying all hazardous wastes generated per month and the total amount stored on-site each month.
  • Limit on-site storage to 2,200 lbs of hazardous waste on-site at any time. If storage is more than 2,200 lbs, a hazardous waste storage facility permit will be required.
  • Waste must be shipped off-site within 180 days of production. If the facility is more than 200 miles from a licensed storage/treatment facility that time line is extended to 270 days.

You are a Large Quantity Generator (LQG) if you generate:

  • More than 2,200 lbs (5 drums) of hazardous waste per calendar month
  • More than 2.2 pounds of acutely hazardous wastes per calendar month

As a LQG, you are required to:

  • Ship all accumulated waste off-site within 90 days of production. If the 90 day limit cannot be met, the facility is required to obtain a hazardous waste storage facility permit.

For more information on hazardous waste generators and permit requirements in Washington click here

Quick Reference Guide for Dangerous Waste Generators in Washington State click here

Local options for disposal by SQG contact

For Benton County business only:

Benton County Moderate Risk Waste Facility
Richland Landfill
Richland Landfill
3102 Twin Bridge Rd.
509-942-7387
* by appointment only for commercial businesses

 

Home Top
Benton Franklin Health District
Kennewick
7102 W Okanogan Pl
Kennewick WA
99336
(509) 460 4200
Pasco
412 W Clark
Pasco WA
99301
(509) 547-9737

Emergency Contact Information

Personal Emergency for Medical, Police, Fire, or Other: 911
Washington Poison Center: 1 (800) 222-1222 (www.wapc.org)
Washington Community Resource Information: 211 (www.win211.org)
BFHD Public Health Emergency/Imminent Health Hazard After-Hours Reporting: 509-543-3851
HTTP://WWW.BFHD.WA.GOV © 2002 DISCLAIMER
The public can reference BFHD policies available in Kennewick office.
BFHD Privacy Statement:English / Spanish
Copies of the annual report available at all BFHD offices.
State and County Resources
Rules and Regulations Administered by or Governing the Benton-Franklin Health District
WAC's - RCW's
Community Health Status Indicators
Reportable Conditions
Contact: info(at)bfhd.wa.gov                                                                                                                             Employees