NEW - MPCA E-services Portal
Hazardous waste generators in Minnesota must now use the Minnesota
Pollution Control also known as the EPA ID. The e-services
portal is also where generators will notify the state of changes
such as moving, closing, contact changes, generator size change,
or business name change. The e-services portal replaces the
hard copy Notification of Regulated Waste Activity form.
In order to use the e-services portal, generators need to set up
an account. Once logged in, generators should use the Notification
of Regulated Waste Activity section to make initial or subsequent
For help setting up an account and navigating the portal, use the
fact sheet found HERE.
Please contact the MPCA with questions or concerns at
New Environmental Center Hours
The Washington County Environmental has extended its hours! The
facility provides county residents with free and convenient
disposal of household hazardous waste, electronics and
recyclables. Proof of residency, such as a driver's license, is
Tuesday 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Saturday 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Very Small Quantity Generators may also bring hazardous waste to
the Environmental Center for a fee. VSQG’s must schedule an
appointment by calling 651-430-6655.
Click HERE for more information about the Washington County
Waste Evaluation – Documentation
All waste in Minnesota must be evaluated to determine whether or
not it is hazardous and it is the responsibility of generators to
document that they have done so. To evaluate your waste:
Check to see if the waste exhibits a hazardous characteristic
including ignitable, oxidizer, corrosive, reactive, or toxic.
Check to see if the waste is a listed waste on the regulated F, P,
K or U lists found HERE, under Identification and generation
Check the Safety Data , formerly known as MSDS, which contain
information including pH, flash point, and potentially hazardous
ingredients. Generators should keep in mind that some
non-hazardous products may be contaminated through use and are
hazardous as wastes.
Have the waste tested to determine if it contains any hazardous
contaminants. The Toxicity Characteristic Leaching is the
most common test and determines if the waste contains hazardous
compounds above a regulated level. You can find more information
on TCLP analysis HERE.
You can find more information on evaluating wastes HERE.