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Hazardous Waste Fee

Health and Safety Code

Division 20. Miscellaneous Health and Safety Provisions
Chapter 6.5. Hazardous Waste Control

Article 10.8. Household Hazardous Waste and Small Quantity Generator Waste*

Section 25218


Text of Section Operative Through December 31, 2021

25218. Legislative findings and declarations. The Legislature hereby finds and declares all of the following:

(a) Residential households which generate household hazardous waste and very small businesses which generate small amounts of hazardous waste in the state need an appropriate and economic means of disposing of the hazardous waste they generate.

(b) Abandonment or illegal disposal of household hazardous waste and hazardous waste from small businesses and the continued disposal of those wastes into the solid waste stream is a threat to public health and safety and to the environment.

(c) It is the shared responsibility of citizens, commercial small quantity generators, disposal facility operators, hazardous waste processors, manufacturers, sellers, solid waste handlers, and state and local agencies to ensure the proper recycling and disposal of household hazardous waste and conditionally exempt small quantity generator waste.


Text of Section Operative January 1, 2022

25218. Legislative findings and declarations. The Legislature hereby finds and declares all of the following:

(a) Residential households that generate household hazardous waste and very small quantity generators that generate small amounts of hazardous waste in the state need an appropriate and economic means of disposing of the hazardous waste they generate.

(b) (1) Counties and cities provide for the collection of household hazardous waste and very small quantity generator waste as a community service to ensure proper handling and disposal of the material and to prevent the potential contamination of solid waste landfills.

(2) To the extent available, cities and counties should consider using public service television to provide public safety awareness and training on packaging and transporting household hazardous waste to collection centers.

(c) To facilitate and increase the collection of household hazardous waste and very small quantity generator waste, it is the responsibility of the state to provide for an expedited and streamlined permitting and regulatory structure for household hazardous waste and very small quantity generator waste collection and handling. Overburdensome regulations defeat the objectives of providing convenient and accessible collection facilities and the protection of public health and safety.

(d) Abandonment or illegal disposal of household hazardous waste and hazardous waste from small businesses and the continued disposal of those wastes into the solid waste stream is a threat to public health and safety and to the environment.

(e) It is the shared responsibility of citizens, very small quantity generators, disposal facility operators, hazardous waste processors, manufacturers, sellers, solid waste handlers, and state and local agencies to ensure the proper recycling and disposal of household hazardous waste and very small quantity generator waste.


* Article 10.8 was added by Stats. 1993, Ch. 913, in effect January 1, 1994.