Hazardous Waste Management
If your business has been identified as a generator of hazardous waste and/or universal waste, you must follow federal and state hazardous waste laws. The intent of these laws is to ensure that hazardous waste is properly managed to protect public health and the environment.
The Department of Environmental Health (DEH), Hazardous Materials Division (HMD) has been certified by the California Environmental Agency (CalEPA) as the local Certified Unified Program Agency (CUPA), and thus responsible for implementing these laws and regulations at the local level.
|New CERS Online Reporting Requirement|
Generators of hazardous waste are required to report to their local regulator the hazardous waste they produce using the California Environmental Reporting System (CERS). This legal requirement to report was effective on January 1, 2013. For more information please visit our CERS Information page.