Generator of Hazardous Waste
Do I need to register to generate hazardous waste?
Yes. Generators of hazardous waste must register with the department as a hazardous waste generator. Waste material is considered hazardous if it contains a toxic substance listed in the Environmental Protection Act (Canada) Interprovincial Movement of Hazardous Waste or the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations (Canada).
How do I register as a waste generator?
To obtain a provincial identification generator number, companies can complete a Waste Carrier/Generator/Receiver Registration Form.
Is there a fee to register?
There is a $100 registration fee. Make check payable to Minister of Finance.
Are there other requirements?
A generator of hazardous waste must also:
- train all staff who deal with hazardous waste;
- verify that the hazardous waste carrier has a provincial identification carrier number;
- complete a waste manifest (must accompany all shipments of hazardous material equal to or greater than 5 litres or 5 kilograms) and ensure the following:
- a unique manifest identification number appears in the upper right hand corner,
- generator information in Part A of the manifest is complete (classify, package, and label all waste and supply required placards, special permits, an Emergency Response Action Plan, and manifest), and
- carrier information in Part B of the manifest is complete;
- maintain a copy of the manifest form on-site for a period of two years;
- send, or arrange for the carrier to send, a copy of the manifest form to the departments of environment in the province of origin AND the destination province; and
- notify the Department of Communities, Land and Environment of any changes in the company name, address, contact person, or phone number.
Who can I contact for more information?