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Hazardous Waste and Liquid Industrial By-products
How do I get a hazardous waste Site ID number?
Go to the Hazardous Waste Program Forms and License Application Website, select the EQP 5150 Form link, complete the form, and e-mail it to EGLE-MMD-Site-ID-Reporting@Michigan.gov with a receipt verifying payment from www.thepayplace.com/mi/deq/siteid. Payment is required for a new Site ID or when the owner for property with a Site ID changes.
How do I handle this waste?
The handling and disposal requirements for unwanted materials varies based on:
- the hazards presented by the
- where it comes from (household or non-household), and
- how much waste is generated monthly if it is a hazardous waste.
Most waste materials regulated by EGLE are regulated under the Michigan Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act and Public Health Code. To learn more about how different waste materials are regulated by EGLE, see the Michigan Guide to Environmental Regulations, recorded Waste Webinar Series, the Generator Resources Website, and the Waste Type Websites.
How is used oil regulated in Michigan?
Used petroleum-based oil must be recycled in Michigan. It is generally considered a fuel unless it is grossly contaminated with something that makes it unsuitable to burn. See the Used Oil Overview to learn more about how used oil is regulated in Michigan. See the Used Oil Common Violations Checklist to learn about common violations inspectors see when inspecting generators of petroleum-based use oil. See the Secondary Containment Guidance to learn when secondary containment is required.
What are the most common hazardous waste violations EGLE observes?
What is a hazardous waste?
What is a liquid industrial by-product?
Liquid industrial by-products generally include liquids and sludges that are not subject to handling and reporting requirements under other regulations (e.g. liquids and sludges not subject to the hazardous waste or medical waste regulations or a wastewater permit, etc.). Common examples of liquid industrial by-products include used oil; antifreeze; discarded vegetable animal fats, oil and grease; grease trap clean-out waste; industrial and commercial wastewaters like wastewaters or on-site septic system sludges from food processing, slaughter houses or laundromats; storm sewer and car wash catch basin wastewaters and sludges; some precipitation removed from secondary containment structures; some sanitary sewer clean-out wastewaters or sludges; some off-specification commercial chemical products; and liquids exempted from hazardous waste regulation like hazardous secondary materials, brine, and very small quantity generator hazardous waste liquids. Liquid industrial by-products regulations apply to most discarded liquids pumped and hauled over public roadway for recycling treatment or disposal. Liquid industrial by-product generators have similar handling requirements to hazardous waste generators. See our Liquid Industrial Generator Guidance, Liquid Industrial By-Products FAQs, and Transporter Websites to learn more.
Where can I find licensed hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities in Michigan?
Who can help with polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) handling and disposal questions?
US Environmental Protection Agency oversees polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) program implementation under the federal Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). For questions on PCB handling and disposal, visit https://www.epa.gov/pcbs/epa-region-5-polychlorinated-biphenyls-pcbs or call 312-886-7890.