Any business that produces or generates a hazardous waste is responsible for disposing of that waste legally. The management and disposal of hazardous waste is regulated by state and federal laws. It is important for your business to understand the disposal restrictions or options available to you. In addition there are many wastes that while not regulated hazardous waste, may have special handling requirements or disposal restrictions. Refer to the US EPA and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) for more information.
The SWA is not a regulatory agency however we do offer a disposal program for businesses that produce smaller amounts of hazardous waste and are considered Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generators or CESQGs.
The CESQG Program
The Solid Waste Authority offers hazardous waste disposal service, for a fee, to eligible businesses. This program is designed for those companies which produce small or infrequent amounts of hazardous wastes. A business is also defined as a non-profit agency, government, or homeowners association - basically anyone that that is not considered a household.
You must be a Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generator (CESQG) to qualify for this program.
How To Participate in this Program
Determine if you are eligible.
Make sure you can meet the program requirements below.
Complete a CESQG Registration Form.
Call to make an appointment.
Must be a CESQG.
Must be Palm Beach County business or waste must be generated in PBC.
Quantity and /or Material limitations may apply.
The Registration Form must be signed by the owner or agent of the company. By signing this form you are certifying that you are a CESQG.
Transportation must be provided by you. A CESQG is allowed under the law to transport their own waste. The SWA does not provide transportation.
Payment must be made at time of delivery. Cash, company check or SWA account only.