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 any changes in the company name, address, contact person, or phone number.

Who can I contact for more information?

Scott Mitchell (Hazardous Materials and Remediation Specialist)
Jones Building 4th Floor
Charlottetown, PEI
Telephone: (902) 368-5059
Fax: (902) 368-5830


Published date: 
June 4, 2019
Environment, Water and Climate Change

General Inquiries

Department of Environment, Water and Climate Change
4th Floor, Jones Building
11 Kent Street
PO Box 2000
Charlottetown, PE C1A 7N8

Phone: 902-368-5044
Toll-free: 1-866-368-5044
Fax: 902-368-5830