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Hazardous and/or Non-Hazardous Solid Waste Transporter Permits

A listing of companies that have submitted applications for permits to transport regulated RCRA hazardous and/or non-hazardous solid wastes in, out of, or through the State of Delaware.


Large Quantity Generators

If a facility generates hazardous waste in quantities greater than 1,000 kilograms (≈2,200 pounds) or generates acutely hazardous waste in quantities greater than 1 kilogram (≈2.2 pounds) in a calendar month, that facility is defined, under Delaware’s Regulations Governing Hazardous Waste, as a Large Quantity Generator (LQG).
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Electronic Waste

In this world of rapidly changing technology, disposal of electronic waste (e-waste) has created a growing waste stream. The Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances provides guidance for the management of these wastes by businesses under the state’s hazardous waste regulations.

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Universal Waste Rule

Universal wastes are items that are generated by a large number of businesses in relatively small quantities. Five hazardous wastes are identified as universal wastes under Section 273 of Delaware’s Regulations Governing Hazardous Waste. They are batteries, mercury-containing equipment, obsolete agricultural pesticides, lamps and aerosol cans.
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Solvent-Contaminated Cloth Wipes

The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, Compliance and Permitting Section provides the following guidance on the management of cloth wipes, including shop towels, and rags contaminated with hazardous wastes identified via characteristic or listing in the Delaware Regulations Governing Hazardous Waste (7 DE Admin. Code 1302).



Managing Fluorescent Lamps

The following are answers to commonly asked questions regarding the management of waste fluorescent lamps that exceed the regulatory limit for mercury via the Toxicity Characteristic Leaching Procedure (TCLP).

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Compliance and Permitting Section 302-739-9403



Very Small Quantity Generators

If a facility generates hazardous waste in quantities of less than 100 kilograms (≈220 pounds or approximately 25 gallons) or is the generator of acutely hazardous waste in quantities of less than 1 kilogram (≈2 pounds) in a calendar month, that facility is defined, under Delaware’s Regulations Governing Hazardous Waste, as a Very Small Quantity


Auto Repair Shop Waste

Auto Repair Shops generate hazardous waste that must be managed in accordance with Delaware’s Regulations Governing Hazardous Waste. Hazardous waste mismanagement adversely impacts human health and the environment.

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Compliance and Permitting Section 302-739-9403



Salvage Yards

Salvage yards are an important part of the economy. They provide a valuable service, helping recycle what can be recycled and dispose of what cannot.

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Compliance and Permitting Section 302-739-9403



Hazardous Waste

Hazardous wastes are solid wastes that are inherently dangerous to handle or dispose. They include chemicals such as solvents, mercury in thermometers, and lead in paint. The Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances regulates transporters, businesses and industry so that hazardous wastes are managed properly and cleaned up in the event of a spill or


Used Oil Management

The following provides an overview related to commonly asked questions about the proper management and disposal of used oil regulated by Part 279 of Delaware’s Regulations Governing Hazardous Waste.

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Compliance and Permitting Section 302-739-9403


Mercury and Mercury-Containing Equipment

Elemental mercury is liquid at room temperature, with a metallic and shiny appearance. It is conductive and highly volatile. Mercury can have serious health impacts on humans.

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Compliance and Permitting Section 302-739-9403



Small Quantity Generators

If a facility generates hazardous waste in quantities between 100 kilograms (≈220 pounds) and 1,000 kilograms (≈2,200 pounds) and generates acutely hazardous waste in quantities of less than 1 kilogram (≈2.2 pounds) in a calendar month, that facility is defined, under Delaware’s Regulations Governing Hazardous Waste, as a Small Quantity Generator (SQG). [column md=”5″


Managing Used Aerosol Cans

For businesses, aerosol cans pose a unique hazardous waste determination problem because they consist of three different types of materials, each of which may be classified as hazardous waste — the can itself, liquid product contained in the can, and the gaseous propellant.

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Managing Common Household Wastes

Many types of hazardous waste items used by households can be disposed of in household trash, taken to a Delaware Solid Waste Authority (DSWA) recycling drop-off center, or taken to a DSWA Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event.
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