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Register as a Hazardous Waste Generator

Generators of hazardous waste, handlers of universal waste, and generators of used oil must register for an EPA Identification Number (EPA ID #) BEFORE they generate waste. Click here for the form required to register for an EPA ID number. A registration fee is also required under District regulations.

Send one complete form and the appropriate fee for each address (physical location) that generates hazardous waste, universal waste, and/or used oil. All checks or money orders must be made out to “DC Treasurer”. We cannot accept cash or credit cards at this time.

Mail the completed form and check to:

Department of Energy and Environment
Hazardous Waste Branch
1200 First Street NE, 5th Floor|
Washington, DC  20002

Turnaround time for a mailed form is approximately 2 weeks. If you make an appointment to hand deliverer form(s) and the fee, we can generate EPA ID number same day.

EPA Identification Number Registration Fees (as defined in District regulations):

  • Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generators (less than 8 employees): $100
  • Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generators (8 or more employees): $250
  • Small Quantity Generators: $500
  • Large Quantity Generators: $1000
  • Temporary EPA Identification Number (30 days): $100

Click here to learn more about generator statuses.

If you prefer to drop off your application and fee in person, or if you have any questions regarding the registration process, please contact:

Barbara Williams - Branch Chief
202-654-6031  |  barbara.williams@dc.gov

Mary Reeves - Compliance Specialist
202-671-3308  |  mary.reeves@dc.gov

Victoria North - Environmental Inspector
202-535-1909  |  victoria.north@dc.gov

Lawrence Williams -   Environmental Inspector   
202-535-2298  |  lawrence.williams3@dc.gov

Stanley Tam - Environmental Inspector 
202-671-5120  |  stanley.tam@dc.gov

Contact Phone: 
(202) 671-3308
Contact TTY: 
711