Small Quantity Generator Program
All counties in the State of Florida are required by the Legislature to establish and implement a Small Quantity Generator (SQG) notification and verification program in accordance with Section 403.7234, Florida Statutes.
The Pinellas County SQG Program is managed by the Business Waste Assessments Section of the Department of Solid Waste. The goal of the program is to protect the environment by helping businesses understand and comply with the solid and hazardous waste regulations of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA).
Hazardous Waste Generator Categories
Very Small Quantity Generator
|Generates less than 100 kg (220 lbs.) of hazardous waste and no more than 1 kg (2.2 lbs.) of acute hazardous waste in a calendar month.|
Accumulates less than 1,000 kg (2,200 lbs.) of hazardous waste and/or less than 1 kg (2.2 lbs.) of acute hazardous waste on-site at any one time.
Small Quantity Generator
|Generates between 100 kg and 1,000 kg (220-2,200 lbs.) of hazardous waste and no more than 1 kg (2.2 lbs.) of acute hazardous waste in a calendar month.|
Accumulates less than 6,000 kg (13,200 lbs.) of hazardous waste and/or less than 1 kg (2.2 lbs.) of acute hazardous waste on-site at any one time.
Large Quantity Generator
|Generates more than 1,000 kg (2,200 lbs.) of hazardous waste or more than 1 kg (2.2 lbs.) of acute hazardous waste in a calendar month.|
Does the SQG Program Apply to Your Business?
The Pinellas County SQG Program is required to identify and verify all businesses in Pinellas County that have the potential to generate hazardous waste and notify them of their legal responsibilities with regards to waste management. The SQG Program is required to inspect at least 20% of identified businesses annually by performing unannounced on-site visits to evaluate waste management practices. The on-site visits include an evaluation of the waste(s) generated along with compliance assistance on the management and disposal requirements.
What It Means to You
As a business owner/operator or generator of waste, you are required by law to identify and evaluate your waste. This means you must accurately determine if the waste is hazardous.
Visit our “Where Does it Go?” search tool to help determine what wastes are hazardous and what to do with them.
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