Facilities regulated under the hazardous waste program will be classified into one of the following categories based on the type and volume of hazardous waste generated onsite. The classification will determine the requirements that the facility shall be expected to adhere to. The classification levels and accumulation time limits are listed below; all other requirements can be found in California Code of Regulations, Title 22.
Small Quantity Generators (SQG)
SQGs are those facilities that generate less than 1,000 Kg in any calendar month. SQGs may generate up to 1 Kg of acutely hazardous waste per month. Facilities that are Small Quantity Generators may store hazardous waste onsite for up to 180 days.
Large Quantity Generators (LQG)
LQGs are those that generate more than 1,000 Kg of hazardous waste, or more than 1 Kg of acutely hazardous waste, within a calendar month. Facilities that are Large Quantity Generators may store waste onsite for up to 90 days.
Very Small Quantity Generators (VSQG)
VSQGs are those that generate less than 100 Kg of hazardous waste, or less than 1 Kg of acutely hazardous waste, within a calendar month. VSQGs can not accumulate more than 1,000 Kg of hazardous waste on-site at any one time. For more info to see if your businesses qualify visit: rcwaste.org.