SBWP Costs, Wastes, Transportation & Additional Resources
What are the costs associated with VSQG waste disposal / recycling?
An annual program registration fee of $50.00 is required to participate in the SBWP and covers some administrative process time. Additional specific waste disposal costs vary by waste type and are based on the city's cost to dispose of the specific materials (Please view pricing link below). Waste may be subject to handling or evaluation fee.
Hazardous Waste Education and Awareness
Facility tours and presentations are offered to increase hazardous waste education and promote awareness. For more information or to schedule a tour / presentation, please call (928) 213-2159.
What wastes are accepted or not accepted through the SBWP?
Accepted wastes include:
- Automotive Products-Antifreeze, Batteries, Brake Fluid, Gasoline, Lubricants, Motor Oil, Transmission Fluid and Waxes
- Common Consumer Products-Aerosols, Batteries, Camping Propane Canisters, Cleaners, Detergents, Nail Products and Photo Chemicals
- Electronic Units-Cell Phones, Computer Towers, Monitors, Stereos, DVD / VCR players, Peripherals (mice, cords, keyboards) and Televisions
- Gardening Products-Fertilizers, Fungicides, Herbicides, Insecticides, Pesticides and Poisons
- Industrial Waste Chemicals-such as Acids, Bases, Flammables and Oxidizers not commonly available to the public and/or distributed with a Material Safety Date Sheet (MSDS). A MSDS must be supplied to the HPC in advance
- Painting Products-Additives, Latex and Oil Paint, Shellac, Solvents, Stains, Thinners and Varnishes
- Universal Waste Lamps and Ballasts-Fluorescent lamps that are unbroken, separated by lamp type, counted and sealed. Boxes / Drums provided at no additional cost. PCB Ballasts and Non-PCB Ballasts are accepted
Unaccepted waste include:
Packaging and Transporting Your Business Waste:
Please use original containers and labels if possible to decrease the risks of spills and exposure. As the waste generator, it is the responsibility of the VSQG to follow all applicable regulations regarding identification and transportation of waste to ensure safe and secure delivery of properly labeled and inventoried waste as required by the U.S. Department of Transportation. The City of Flagstaff shall not be responsible for any costs and/or liability associated with the VSQG’s failure to comply with these requirements or applicable federal laws. For transportation questions, please call DOT HazMat at (800) 467-4922.
SBWP Resources / Assistance
The Small Business Waste Program; please call the Environmental Program Specialist at (928) 213-2157.
- EPA has information for Very Small Quantity Generators
- Occupational Safety and Health Administration for Small Businesses
- Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) Compliance Assistance Program at (800) 234-5677 or visit ADEQ online.
- ADEQ Fact Sheet - Managing Universal Waste Lamps for Businesses
- ADEQ - Managing Hazardous Waste, a Handbook for Small Businesses
Safety Help for Small Businesses
OSHA-When it comes to free safety compliance resources, OSHA offers a wealth of material online. Topic-specific eTools offer easy-to-understand overviews of some of the more common workplace hazards. OSHA's Onsite Consultation service can also be accessed online, offering free and confidential advice to small- and medium-sized businesses in every state. Consultation services are separate from enforcement and do not result in penalties or citations. OSHA also has its own small business website.