Twitter Icon Facebook Icon Facebook Icon Facebook Icon
Slider Accent

Hazardous Waste Management

The CUPA regulates hazardous waste generation. Hazardous waste is defined in the California Code of Regulations 22 CCR 66261.3. In California, there are four characteristics that identify a hazardous waste: 

  1. Ignitable
  2. Reactive
  3. Corrosive
  4. Toxic

In addition to the four characteristics, if a waste is listed in the State and/or Federal regulations, then it is also considered a hazardous waste.

Program Overview

In conjunction with the Hazardous Materials Business Plan Program, CUPA staff:

  • Inspect businesses for compliance with the Hazardous Waste Control Act
  • Verify hazardous waste accumulation, labeling, container and tank management standards, and waste generator status
  • Respond to complaints of illegal disposal of hazardous waste
  • Issue permits and inspects businesses that treat hazardous waste pursuant to permit by rule, conditional authorization, or conditional exemption laws and regulations