Hazardous Waste Reporting
Idaho's Hazardous Waste Management Act of 1983 (Idaho Code §39-44) requires large and small quantity generators of hazardous waste in the state to report to DEQ by January 31 of each year on the types and quantities of hazardous wastes generated, shipped for treatment and disposal, and remaining in storage, and whether the hazardous wastes generated will be disposed of or treated in Idaho or out of state. In addition, operators of hazardous waste disposal facilities are required to report annually on the types and quantities of wastes received that were generated in Idaho or out of state.
EPA requires large quantity hazardous waste generators and treatment, storage, and disposal facilities to report biennially on the quantities, type, and management of hazardous wastes generated, shipped, and/or received from off site.
- Biennial Hazardous Waste Report Form and Instructions (EPA Form 8700-13A/B)
2019 Hazardous Waste Report
DEQ compiles the information reported and submits an annual waste management report to the governor and legislature. The most recent report, for calendar year 2019, shows that the overall volume of hazardous waste generated in Idaho increased by 29% last year, from 5,889 tons in 2018 to 7,589 tons in 2019. There were a number of one-time generation incidents this year that led to the overall increase of waste generated from the previous calendar year.
Hazardous waste generated during regular, ongoing processes throughout the state has remained fairly comparable to the previous years’ generation and suggests that waste minimization efforts continue to be successful.