Hazardous Waste Program
Hazardous wastes may be a liquid, solid or sludge. The wastes may be by-products of manufacturing processes or has been determined by the generator the material is no longer usable. If the waste has any of these four characteristics, it is considered hazardous:
These materials or substances include: spent solvents, paints (oil and latex), used oil, used oil filters, spent acids, corrosives, unwanted or expired products (pesticides, aerosol cans, cleaners, etc.), universal waste, and pharmaceutical waste. If the original material or substance is labeled danger, warning, toxic, caution, poison, flammable, corrosive or reactive, the waste is very likely to be hazardous.
The CUPA is charged with overseeing the Hazardous Waste Generator Program. The purpose of this program is to ensure that all hazardous wastes generated by businesses are properly handled, recycled, treated, stored, and disposed.