Hazardous waste generated from a business requires different handling than residential hazardous waste. Some entities that are viewed as a business might be surprised! If the hazardous waste is from a church, school, or at-home workshop, those are considered businesses for hazardous waste disposal. 

Our team works with your business to audit current disposal and storage, as well as purchasing procedures, to identify potentially less hazardous or more cost-effective alternatives. 

Determine if you are eligible

To qualify for our services, your business must produce small amounts of hazardous waste and fall under the EPA's Very Small Quantity Generator (VSQG) requirements. The three basic qualifications for your business include:

  1. Produce under 220 lbs. of hazardous waste per month (approximately half of a 50-gallon drum, four 5-gallon buckets, or 20 one-gallon cans).
  2. Store under 2,200 lbs. of hazardous waste on site at one time.
  3. Contains less than 2.2 lbs. of acutely hazardous waste at any time (approximately one quart).

The Certification Form MUST be completed to the best of your knowledge and emailed to nwr@mwatoday.com to be eligible for services. 


Disposal Services

Collection Services

We’ll pick up and dispose of all your potentially hazardous waste for a competitive price

Drop-Off Appointments

Due to special handling requirements, appointments are required and specific DOT rules must be followed when transporting hazardous waste. When setting up your appointment, we would be happy to explain these requirements in greater detail.

Make an Appointment

Cash, personal checks, business checks, and credit cards are all accepted. An appointment is REQUIRED.

You can schedule an appointment by phone or email. A Certification Form is required, and we encourage you to complete it ahead of time.

Accepted Waste


  • What  happens if I exceed any of the above limitations?
    • Businesses producing hazardous waste over the accepted amount are re-classified as Small Quantity Generator (SQG) or Large Quantity Generator (LQG) and must use a licensed disposal contractor. Metro Waste Authority can help you identify a contractor.
  • Once I am registered, how long does it last? What steps do I have to take to re-register for the program?
    • Registrations last one year. When registration expires, the company must be re-evaluated and re-registered. Our staff assists with the process. 
  • What is the cost for participating in the business collection?
    • Our customers typically see a 40% reduction in price over a licensed disposal contractor.