Hazardous Waste Program

What is a hazardous waste?
According to the California Health & Safety Code, Division 20, Chapter 6.5, a hazardous waste is a waste or combination of wastes, which because of its quantity, concentration, or physical or chemical characteristics, can cause or significantly contribute to an increase in mortality or an increase in serious irreversible illness; or can pose a substantial present or potential hazard to human health or environment when improperly treated, stored, transported, or disposed of, or otherwise managed.
What entities are hazardous waste generators?
A Hazardous Waste Generator is any entity, by site, whose act or process produces hazardous waste identified or  listed  or whose act first causes a hazardous waste to become subject to regulation.
Non-RCRA and/or RCRA exempt Hazardous Waste Storage Extension Notification Form – Due to Covid-19 emergency, LACoFD HHMD is temporarily accepting electronic submittals of this notification in addition to your certified mail (with return receipt) request.  Please email your completed notification form to AskHHMD@fire.lacounty.gov.



Onsite Hazardous Waste Treatment Guidance Documents