Small Quantity Generator Program

​What is a SQG?

WAC 173-303-070(8) defines Small Quantity Generators (SQG). In general terms, a SQG is a business that produces hazardous waste in small quantities. A business may qualify as a SQG if it generates less than 220 pounds of hazardous waste per month (approximately 25 gallons of liquid waste) or annually accumulate less than 2,200 pounds of hazardous waste on site.  This includes non-profit businesses such as churches, clubs, and volunteer organizations.  

Why do we need to have a SQG Collection Program?

Even if a business produces a very small amount of waste, Federal and State laws require businesses to responsibly manage their hazardous waste. Businesses have three major responsibilities:

  1.  To determine whether or not the waste generated is designated hazardous waste.

  2.  To designate, store, package, and ship all hazardous waste in compliance with Federal and State Laws.

  3.  To be certain that waste is disposed of at a site authorized by the Federal or State government.

How does the SQG collection program work?

Business fill out an online worksheet for pre-qualification and an appointment is scheduled for each pre-qualified customer on the designated SQG collection day. When customers arrive at the HHW Collection Facility, the waste is unloaded, weighed, and documented on the SQG check-in receipt and certification statement. Business customers pay for the disposal cost of their waste.

Where is the SQG collection held?

SQG collections are held twice a month at the Kitsap County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility at 5551 SW Imperial Way, Bremerton. The facility is located in the Olympic View Industrial Park across from the Bremerton National Airport on Highway 3. Click here for more information on the HHW Facility.