Fairfax County Program Makes It Easy For Businesses to Dispose of Hazardous Waste

Feb. 16, 2016
For Immediate Release

Fairfax County Program Makes It Easy For Businesses to Dispose of Hazardous Waste

Hazardous Waste

More than 1,300 pounds of chemical waste was collected at last month's hazardous waste disposal event for qualifying Fairfax County agencies and businesses. The next event is slated for Wednesday, March 2, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the I-66 transfer station.

Fairfax County businesses that generate small amounts of hazardous waste (ignitable, toxic, corrosive, and reactive materials) are invited to participate in the Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generator (CESQG) program. This safe, legal, and affordable program was created for businesses that generate 220.26 pounds of hazardous waste or 2.2 pounds of acutely hazardous waste per month. Waste may include batteries, fluorescent light bulbs, products containing mercury, paint, cleaning products, and other chemical products.

2016 CESQG Event Dates:

  • Wednesday, March 2, 2016
  • Wednesday, May 4, 2016
  • Wednesday, July 13, 2016
  • Wednesday, September 14, 2016
  • Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Program Guidelines

Enrollment in the CESQG program is free, but participants must pay disposal fees based on material type and volume. The program doesn't require extensive record keeping; however, businesses must submit a signed and notarized liability waiver. A notary may be available during disposal events. Participants should call ahead to confirm if a notary will be present. Materials must be delivered in secure labeled containers. Drums larger than five gallons will not be accepted. CESQGs must bring a copy of their business, property, state, or county business license to prove that their business is located in Fairfax County.

A brochure that includes guidelines, accepted materials, a map, and disposal pricing may be downloaded from the website. The I-66 transfer station is located at 4618 West Ox Road in Fairfax. Follow the household hazardous waste signs. Answers to questions about proper storage and disposal of hazardous waste may be found online or by calling 703-803-9614 or 703-803-6158, TTY 711.

The CESQG is run by the Solid Waste Management Program, a division of the county's Department of Public Works and Environmental Services. The Solid Waste Management Program supports a partnership of public and private-sector resources to provide waste prevention, recycling, composting, and disposal services to residents and businesses, and is funded by disposal fees.



Contact: Matthew Kaiser, Public Information Officer 
Department of Public Works and Environmental Services 
703-324-8455, TTY 711

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