Businesses use many different types of hazardous materials to provide products and services to consumers. All businesses located in Hennepin County that produce hazardous wastes need to be licensed.
Learn more about hazardous waste reduction and pollution prevention.
To determine if your business generates hazardous waste, you need to understand what is a waste, what is a hazardous waste and then evaluate your business' waste.
A waste is a material that you no longer need, want or use; it is something that is unusable or is intended to be discarded, such as spent solvent.
A waste is not something that you can and will use, such as leftover paint that will be used on another project.
A waste is either non-hazardous - and exempt from hazardous waste regulations - or hazardous for one of the following reasons:
For more information, see examples of hazardous and special wastes.
Minnesota Hazardous Waste Rules require that anyone who produces or manages a waste must carefully examine a waste's characteristics in order to determine whether or not it is hazardous.
To determine if you business produces hazardous waste, you should:
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