The St. Louis County Environmental Services Department provides hazardous waste disposal opportunities on the Range for Very Small Quantity Generator (VSQG) businesses. VSQG generators are businesses, schools, non-profits, and commercial farms which monthly generate less than 220 pounds of hazardous waste materials. If you fall into this classification you are encouraged to take advantage of these waste management opportunities.
This program benefits your business in the following ways:
- There is free disposal of latex paint (Architectural).
- There is free disposal of a maximum of 300 pounds of pesticides.
- A hazardous waste disposal drop-off can weigh up to 2,600 pounds.
- You can properly dispose of many wastes including paint and solvents, pesticides, wood preservatives, inks, photographic chemicals, mercury bearing wastes, dry cleaning chemicals, acids and bases, aerosol products, glue and adhesives, waste fuels and other hazardous waste products. (Explosives, gas cylinders, medical wastes, asbestos, motor oil or oil filters are not accepted as part of this program.)
Pre-approval with a submitted waste inventory is required. Businesses wishing to dispose of hazardous waste must first obtain an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Waste Identification number, established by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA). Businesses that bring hazardous waste to the Hazardous Waste facility without pre-approval can be turned away. Please call 218-741-8831 for more information.
If your business falls into the VSQG classification and you choose not to participate in the B-CLEAN program, or if you generate greater volumes, you must dispose of your hazardous waste through a permitted treatment, storage and disposal facility or a licensed hazardous waste transporter.
Appointments for the B-CLEAN collections should be made no later than one week in advance to participate.
Fax your business information and an inventory of the waste to B-CLEAN Program at 218-749-0650
. You will be contacted by B-CLEAN staff to schedule a delivery time and assist you with additional information, including how to safely package and transport your waste to the collection site.
In addition to the B-CLEAN Program, the St. Louis County Environment Services Department will also accept fluorescent tubes and HID lights from businesses at the B-CLEAN collections as well as at our local Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Community Collections and at our HHW facilities. Fees for the Tubes and lights range in prices from $0.75 to $1.50 each depending on the size and shape. Tube and light disposal fees must be paid by check to the St. Louis County Auditor at the time of disposal. If you have large quantities of fluorescent tubes (100 or more), you should contact us ahead of time at 218-741-8831.
For more information on this and other solid waste management issues, please call the St. Louis County Environmental Services Department at 218-749-9703 or 1-800-450-9278 or go to our website