Businesses, nonprofit organizations, and units of government that generate most types of hazardous waste at sites in Minnesota are required to report that waste annually to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) or their metropolitan county, pay a fee, and obtain a license for the subsequent year.
Hazardous waste generators in the metropolitan counties of Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Scott, Ramsey and Washington are licensed by their counties instead of the MPCA. Hazardous waste generators located in Hennepin County must apply for an EPA ID number through the MPCA, and apply for a hazardous waste generator licence through the Hennepin County Human Services and Public Health Department (HSPHD).
In addition to State and Federal regulations, generators in Hennepin County must follow Ordinance 07, Hazardous Waste Management for Hennepin County. Businesses located in Minneapolis may also need to check on city rules for waste and hazardous material management.
Caltha LLP assists hazardous waste generators in Hennepin County in applying for hazardous waste generator licence, developing hazardous waste management programs, providing employee hazardous waste training and waste reduction / waste minimization consulting.