Commercial Small Quantity Generators
Requirements and Limitations
To qualify for the Commercial Small Quantity Generator or CESQG (Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generators) program, you must generate no more than the following amounts per month:
As a CESQG you need to register with the El Dorado County Environmental Management CUPA. CUPA program staff can help you determine if your business may participate in the CESQG program. They can be reached at (530) 621-5300.
If your business generates more than the amounts listed above, you are considered a Regulated Hazardous Generator. Regulated generators must contract with a licensed hazardous waste hauler to collect the wastes at their facility. Several hazardous waste haulers are listed in the Sacramento Area yellow pages under the heading, “Waste Disposal-Hazardous”. Like CESQG’s Regulated hazardous waste generators must register with the Environmental Management Department CUPA.
Businesses that qualify as CESQGs can dispose of their hazardous waste at El Dorado Disposal on the West Slope or at South Lake Tahoe Refuse on the East Slope.
CESQGs are required to establish an account with El Dorado Disposal and make an appointment to drop off your waste. To obtain an enrollment package contact El Dorado Disposal at (530) 295-3011.
Safe transport of your CESQG hazardous waste must be done by you personally or your employees in a vehicle owned and operated by you. Waste may only be transported to a properly permitted disposal facility, like those operated by El Dorado Disposal and South Tahoe Refuse. You must also:
Department of Toxic Substances