Local HHW programs may only accept materials that have been used in a resident’s home for their personal use. HHW programs cannot be used to collect materials that have been generated by businesses. Businesses that generate a small volume of waste are known as Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generators, or CESQG’s. Waste generated by businesses in small quantities, or CESQG waste, is exempt from the disposal and processing requirements for hazardous waste generated in larger quantities so long as the waste generator meets certain conditions. Even though the waste is in small quantities and is considered to be exempt waste, we cannot accept this waste at HHW events or facilities. However; we do encourage you to properly dispose of the waste to protect the environment. The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, TCEQ, has information on their web-site at www.tceq.state.tx.us regarding CESQG waste. To find out if you are a CESQG waste generator, click on the link for information on how to contact the Region 12 Houston TCEQ Small Business and Environmental Assistance office.
To find a disposal contractor in your area, click on the link: Commercial Waste Management Facilities