Small Business Waste Program (SBWP) Overview

Program Goal & Benefits

The Small Business Waste Program (SBWP) provides a safe, affordable, and ecologically appropriate option for small businesses to dispose of hazardous waste in accordance with local, state, and federal regulations.

By providing a local facility for Flagstaff and Coconino County businesses to drop off their hazardous waste, the SBWP helps offset the cost of storage and transportation by combining small business hazardous waste together with household hazardous waste and transporting them offsite to one of our many waste disposal vendors.

Small Business Waste Program Facility


These are some examples of hazardous waste:

  • Petroleum products
  • Cleaning fluids
  • Dyes
  • Herbicides
  • Insecticides
  • Paints
  • Pesticides
  • Printing inks
  • Rodenticides
  • Solvents
  • Thinners
  • Materials that dissolve metals, paints, paper, or clothing
  • Flammable or combustible materials
  • Universal waste such as batteries and fluorescent lamps containing mercury
  • Products that are accompanied by a Safety Data Sheet (SDS), shipping label or placard, indicating that the product is:
    • Hazardous
    • Corrosive
    • Flammable
    • Toxic
    • Ignitable
    • Reactive

SBWP Requirements

All businesses looking to utilize the SBWP must qualify as a Very Small Quantity Generator (VSQG) According to federal regulations (EPA 40 CFR 262.14), a VSQG is a generator (business owner) that meets the following three criteria:

  • Generates 1 kg (2.2 pounds) or less of acute hazardous waste in a calendar month.
  • Generates 100 kg (220 pounds) or less of non-acute hazardous waste in a calendar month
  • Accumulates 1000 kg (2200 pounds) or less of non-acute hazardous waste at any given time

Review the EPA's waste codes for non-acute and acute hazardous waste here. Do note that acute hazardous waste begins with "P" and the following "F" codes: 

  • F020 to F023
  • F026
  • F027

If you need assistance in determining your generator status, you can call the Hazardous Products Center at 928-213-2159, or send an email. Our staff will answer questions to the best of our ability, but waste determination is solely the responsibility of the generator.

SBWP Participation

If you do not qualify for the SBWP, HPC staff will give you other options for disposal of your hazardous waste.