What is an SQG?
That’s the $64,000 question! Most businesses that handle hazardous wastes end up being at least a small quantity generator.
- You generate 220 lbs or less of hazardous waste in each and every calendar month. That’s about ½ a 55 gallon drum of material!
- You store more than 220 pounds of hazardous waste under the extended storage provisions.
Question: How much is 220 pounds?
Answer: As a rule of thumb, 220 pounds is about ½ a 55 gallon drum.
What is NOT an SQG?
- Do you generate greater than 220 lbs (100 kgs) of hazardous waste in any one month. If so, you are a Full Quantity Generator (FQGs). FQGs require a different level of certification.
- Do you generate just used oil for recycle, or do you collect universal wastes?
- Can you prove that the wastes you generate are not hazardous?
See Identification Of Hazardous Waste As Provided in New Hampshire’s Hazardous Waste Rules, Env-Hw 100-1000 (Fact Sheet WMD-HW-11)
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