License fees are based on your generator size and the amount of waste generated the previous year.
The license period runs from May 1 through April 30 of the following year. Annual bill summaries are mailed at the end of February and are due by March 31.
All hazardous waste generators must pay the base fee designated for their generator size. Large quantity generators (LQGs) and small quantity generators (SQGs) also must pay applicable volume fees. Very small quantity generators (VSQGs) and minimal generators do not pay additional volume fees.
If you have questions about your bill summary, contact APEX Accounts Receivable at 612-543-1263. If you have questions about your hazardous waste management plan summary, call 612-348-3777 and ask for the environmental specialist on call.
Base fee (applies to all generators)
- Minimal generator — $0
- VSQG (less than or equal to 100 lbs/year) — $53
- VSQG (101 - 1,000 lbs/year) — $210
- VSQG (greater than 1,000 lbs/year) — $315
- SQG (less than or equal to 5,000 lbs/yr) — $420
- SQG (greater than 5,000 lbs/yr) — $630
- LQG — $1,575
Volume fee (applies to all billable hazardous wastes generated by SQGs and LQGs)
Applies to hazardous waste that is: accumulated on site, shipped off-site using a manifest, managed under a tolling agreement and waste that is sewered without treatment.
Applies to feedstocks and byproducts managed under an approved feedstock or byproduct management plan and sewered hazardous wastes that have been excluded from generator size determination pursuant to Minn. Rule 7045.0305 subp. 2.
All wastes reported in gallons will be converted to pounds using the factor 1 gallon = 10 pounds.
Universal wastes, special wastes, used oil, oil filters and absorbents with oil are not included in determining generator size or in determining volume fees.
Reducing your hazardous waste fees
Businesses can reduce hazardous waste fees by reducing the amount of hazardous waste they produce. Many businesses have been able to reduce their license fees by implementing changes in their processes, equipment or products used. For more information on how to do this and, for technical assistance, see pollution prevention and waste reduction programs.