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Hazardous Waste

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The Hazardous Waste Program protects human health and the environment from the hazards of mismanaged waste, helps reduce the amount of waste generated, and ensures that generated wastes are managed in an environmentally sound manner. Facilities that generate, transport, treat, store, or dispose of hazardous waste are regulated to ensure proper management of hazardous waste from the moment it is generated until its ultimate disposal or destruction.

If your facility generates Hazardous Waste, Universal Waste, or Used Oil in the District you must obtain an EPA Identification number through this program.  Read more information on registering as a Hazardous Waste Generator.

Outreach: Below, the Hazardous Waste Program published several documents to help businesses and residents understand hazardous and other waste, and their proper disposal.

Facilities
Facilities include all entities that are not households including, but not limited to: businesses, non-profits, and government agencies.

Residents
Please note that waste generated by households in the District of Columbia is not regulated by the hazardous waste regulations. The information provided below is for guidance and best practices.

To report hazardous spills call 911.  After the spill is under control, contact District’s Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency at 202 727-6161 and DOEE-HWP at 202 671-3308. 
 

Annual reporting for EPCRA / Tier II / TRI data
Annual reporting for Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act Program (EPCRA), Tier II, and Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) data is through the Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency for the District. Read More>>

e-Manifest Information
EPA is establishing a national system for tracking hazardous waste shipments electronically. This system, known as “e-Manifest,” will modernize the nation’s cradle-to-grave hazardous waste tracking process while saving valuable time, resources, and dollars for industry and states. EPA anticipates launching e-Manifest on June 30, 2018 (also attached below). Learn more about Hazardous Waste Electronic Manifest System (e-Manifest) on EPA's website.

For more information contact one of the following inspectors:

Barbara Williams (Branch Chief) - 202.654.6031  [email protected]
Victoria North - 202.535.1909  [email protected]
Lawrence Williams - 202.535.2298  [email protected]
Stanley Tam - 202.671.5120 [email protected]

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