The EnviroStars Program was designed to address hazardous wastes being generated by small businesses. To be eligible you must:
- Be located in Spokane County.
- Be a “Small Quantity Generator” (SQG) of hazardous waste. SQGs generate less than 220 pounds per month, or about 27 gallons (half a drum) of hazardous waste per month, and accumulate no more than 2,200 pounds (about 5 drums) of hazardous waste on site at any time. NOTE: When recycled, some materials, such as oil and antifreeze are not counted when determining your generator status. This increases your chances of being a conditionally exempt SQG. For more information on hazardous waste generator status and requirements, see Washington Administrative Code 173-303-070 section (8) or Department of Ecology’s Hazardous Waste & Toxics Reduction website.
- Set a goal to reduce waste, eliminate hazardous materials and/or put in place other environmentally sustainable business improvements.
- Manage all hazardous wastes properly.