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Hazardous Waste

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The purpose of this program is to protect the public health and the environment from the release of hazardous wastes by regulating industries that generate hazardous waste.


Your business or facility needs a Hazardous Waste permit if:

  • Your business routinely generates any amount of hazardous waste


  • Your business is a large quantity universal waste handler (handling 5,000 kg or more of universal waste at one time)


  • Your treat hazardous waste under any of the three tiered permitting subcategories*

Hazardous Waste Requirements

  • Generators of hazardous waste are required to report to their local regulator the hazardous waste they produce using the California Environmental Reporting System (CERS).
  • An EPA ID number is needed if you generate any amount of hazardous waste and for large quantity universal waste handler's (handling 5,000 kg or more of universal waste at one time).
  • A personnel training program is required of all hazardous waste generators to ensure that employees are able to respond effectively to emergencies. All employees working with and around hazardous waste should be trained in emergency procedures, emergency equipment, and emergency systems.
  • A Uniform Hazardous Waste Manifest form for Hazardous waste transported for disposal or treatment.
  • Implementation of Contingency Plan.

Hazardous Waste Due Dates

Annual permitting fees to the City of El Segundo CUPA are due by June 30th as part of the consolidated permit program.

Hazardous Waste Regulations

California Health and Safety Code, Chapter 6.5

California Code of Regulations, Title 22, Division 4.5.

City of El Segundo Municipal Code, Title 5, Chapter 5


Tiered Permitting is also known as Onsite Hazardous Waste Treatment. Hazardous Waste Treatment is any method, technique or process that changes the physical, chemical or biological character or composition of a hazardous waste.

Depending on the treatment process and type and amount of hazardous waste treated, the treatment activity may be allowed under one of three treatment tiers:1) Permit By Rule; 2) Conditionally Authorized; and 3) Conditionally Exempt (separated into three subcategories). 

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) is any product labeled: toxic, poison, corrosive, flammable, combustible or irritant. The health and safety of our community is endangered when these products are discarded in household garbage, sinks or storm drains. The amount of products from a single home may seem insignificant. However, when millions of homes across Los Angeles County use similar products, the combined effect becomes a major problem.

For more on Household Hazardous Waste, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) page.