Small Business Waste Program (SBWP) Overview


Program Goal and Benefits


The SBWP provides a safe, affordable, and ecologically appropriate option for small businesses to dispose of hazardous waste in accordance with local, state, and federal regulations.

By providing a local facility for Flagstaff and Coconino County businesses to drop off their hazardous waste, the SBWP helps offset the cost of storage and transportation by combining small business hazardous waste together with household hazardous waste and transporting them offsite to one of our many waste disposal vendors.

These are some examples of hazardous waste:

  • Petroleum products
  • Paints, dyes, printing inks, thinners, solvents, or cleaning fluids
  • Pesticides, herbicides, insecticides, or rodenticides
  • Materials that dissolve metals, paints, paper, or clothing
  • Flammable or combustible materials
  • Universal waste such as batteries and fluorescent lamps containing mercury
  • Products that are accompanied by a Safety Data Sheet (SDS), shipping label or placard, indicating that the product is hazardous, corrosive, flammable, toxic, ignitable, or reactive.
  • Petroleum products
  • Paints, dyes, printing inks, thinners, solvents, or cleaning fluids
  • Pesticides, herbicides, insecticides, or rodenticides
  • Materials that dissolve metals, paints, paper, or clothing
  • Flammable or combustible materials
  • Universal waste such as batteries and fluorescent lamps containing mercury
  • Products that are accompanied by a Safety Data Sheet (SDS), shipping label or placard, indicating that the product is hazardous, corrosive, flammable, toxic, ignitable, or reactive.
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    SBWP Requirements


    All businesses looking to utilize the SBWP must qualify as a Very Small Quantity Generator (VSQG)

    According to federal regulations (EPA 40 CFR 262.14), a VSQG is a generator (business owner) that meets the following three criteria:

    • Generates 1 kg (2.2 lbs.) or less of acute hazardous waste in a calendar month.
    • Generates 100 kg (220 lbs.) or less of non-acute hazardous waste in a calendar month
    • Accumulates 1000 kg (2200 lbs.) or less of non-acute hazardous waste at any given time
    Review the EPA's waste codes for non-acute and acute hazardous waste located here. Do note that acute hazardous waste begins with "P" and the following "F" codes: F020-F023, F026, and F027.

    If you need assistance in determining your generator status, you can call the Hazardous Products Center at (928) 213-2159, or send an email to hpc@flagstaffaz.gov. Our staff will answer questions to the best of our ability, but waste determination is solely the responsibility of the generator.

    SBWP Participation

    If you do not qualify for the SBWP, HPC staff will give you other options for disposal of your hazardous waste.