Some household hazardous waste programs are licensed to accept hazardous waste from businesses, known as Very Small Quantity Generator (VSQG). These are businesses that generate 220 pounds or 22 gallons or less of hazardous waste per month.
Program managers and operators
Before a household hazardous waste program can accept VSQG waste, the program or facility must obtain a VSQG consolidation license from the MPCA. Contact Teresa Gilberston for information.
- MPCA’s Hazardous Waste ID database
- Establishing a VSQG consolidation site - Information request form
- Transportation Requirements for HHWs Starting a VSQG Collection Program
- Shipping papers or waste tracking invoices
- Example Shipping Paper for VSQGs Transporting to a VSQG Collection Program
- Transportation guidelines for VSQG collection programs (w-hw2-54b)
- VSQG Collection Program Requirements for Generators
- Application to dispose of business-generated hazardous waste at a licensed VSQG consolidation program
- How to help a business obtain an HW ID number
- VSQG and One-time Generator Waste Acceptance
Are you a small business that generates hazardous waste?
Are you a business that generates 220 pounds or 22 gallons or less of hazardous waste? If so, you can bring it to a licensed VSQG collection program. This is an inexpensive option for managing your waste properly.
Before your bring your waste to a collection program, you must have a hazardous waste ID and pre-apply to the collection program. Learn about the VSQG Collection Program Requirements for Generators.