The annual licensing schedule applies to VSQGs, SQGs and LQGs. To be eligible to receive a Hennepin County hazardous waste generator license that is effective on May 1, you must:
- Submit your annual hazardous waste management plan summary (MPS) via the portal
- Pay your license fee
Once the license has been created, an email will be sent to the portal administrator from firstname.lastname@example.org. The email will include instructions for logging into the portal and printing the license.
Important licensing dates
The license period runs from May 1 of the license year through April 30 of the following year.
Late October or early November
Portal administrators are sent an email from email@example.com with instructions to log into the portal, review/update and electronically submit their annual license renewal application (hazardous waste management plan summary or MPS).
Hazardous waste management plan summaries (MPS) are due.
Invoices are created. Once an invoice is created, the invoice and invoice payment status can be viewed in the portal. A paper copy of the invoice will be mailed to the mailing contact for your operation. The invoice sent via US Mail will contain additional information that helps ensure that payments get posted promptly and to the correct customer account. To avoid delays, we strongly encourage you to return the bottom portion of the invoice with your payment.
Hazardous waste license payments are due.
Beginning in mid-April
Generator licenses are created for eligible generators. Once created, the portal administrator will be notified via email that their license can be printed from the hazardous waste portal. To become eligible to receive a generator license, both the MPS and license payment must have been received. Payments require 14 days to clear the bank before the eligibility begins. The following is a guide to when licenses will be available based on when your payment is posted:
- Payment posted on or before March 31:
License created mid-April
- Payment posted April 1 to 16
License created first working day in May
- Payment posted April 17 to May 16
License created first working day in June
- Payment posted after the 16th of May, July, July etc.
Licenses continue to be created for eligible generators on the first working day of each subsequent month
License fees are based on your generator size and the amount of waste generated the previous calendar year.
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 hazardous waste management plan summary, call 612-348-3777 and ask for the inspector on call.
Base fee (applies to all generators)
- Minimal generator, $0
- VSQG (less than or equal to 100 lbs/year), $67
- VSQG (101 - 1,000 lbs/year), $268
- VSQG (greater than 1,000 lbs/year), $401
- SQG (less than or equal to 5,000 lbs/yr), $535
- SQG (greater than 5,000 lbs/yr), $802
- LQG, $2,010
Volume fee (applies to all billable hazardous wastes generated by SQGs and LQGs)
- Standard rate: $0.00670 per pound
Applies to hazardous waste that is: accumulated on site, shipped off-site using a manifest, managed under a tolling agreement and hazardous waste that is sewered without treatment.
- Reduced rate: $0.00067 per pound
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.