In general, the hazardous waste disposal industry is geared around the steady pickup and disposal of drummed quantities of wastes from medium and large scale businesses. Because much of the cost incurred can be for pickup and transportation, small quantities are often viewed as less desirable. This translates into small businesses paying higher fees, if they are able to obtain service at all.
The advantage of this program is that small quantities from different generators can generally be combined for bulk disposal rates. Each business pays for only their share of the combined drum. There are however exceptions for certain types of wastes that cannot be combined and for other wastes, such as photographic and medical wastes, that support specialized full service disposal companies that pick up small quantities.
By using this program, or any disposal service, and keeping your paperwork you can provide proof of proper disposal to a regulatory agency if needed.