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Hazardous Waste
Guidelines for Hazardous Waste Generators and Facilities
The Department of Public Health and Environment license Hazardous Waste (HW) generators and facilities to protect the environment and people from exposure to hazardous materials. 

    Guidance Documents - Ten Steps to Compliance:

    Rules and Regulations: 
  • Washington County Hazardous Waste Ordinance #195

    Report a Spill:

Apply for a Hazardous Waste Generator License
Businesses in Washington County that generate hazardous waste need a Hazardous Waste Generator License.
Steps to apply are as follow:

Changes to a Hazardous Waste Generator License
Hazardous Waste Generator Licenses are non-transferrable. Meaning if a business sells or moves the Licensed Generator must contact the Department for a close out inspection. Other changes such as business name change, generator size change, or changes to existing Waste Management Plans also need to be reported.

Apply for a Hazardous Waste Facility License
Businesses in Washington County that have activities which include the treatment, storage, disposal, transfer, resource recovery, recycling, depositing, accumulation, reclamation, or other handling of hazardous waste and or the recycling and processing of waste lamps containing mercury, used oil, and used oil filters need a HW Facility License.

Forms for Hazardous Waste Generators

    HW Compliance Tools:

    HW Notifications/Management Plans:

    License Renewal Forms:

Very Small Quantity Generator (VSQG) Disposal Program
The department offers a disposal option for Washington County businesses. that generate less than 220 pounds of hazardous waste a month. Qualified businesses can bring their hazardous waste to the Washington County Environmental Center (WCEC) for a fee. 

Report a Concern
To report a concern or complaint about a possible environmental hazard, go to Report a Concern and submit the information. Your report will go directly to the department for follow-up.


Public Health and Environment
Ph: 651-430-6655

Application Drop-Off Locations
Cottage Grove
Forest Lake
Stillwater - Room 4600