Hazardous Waste

​Happening Now:  

  • The Nevada Business Environmental Program is offering its free annual refresher course on hazardous waste management in Nevada virtually on December 16th and December 21st. Click here for more information and to register.

  • The 2021 Biennial Hazardous Waste Report must be submitted to the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection by March 1, 2022. See our Biennial Reporting Requirements page for more info and keep your eye out for the Nevada Business Environmental Program's BR Training event in January 2022!

  • In May of 2021, the Bureau of Sustainable Materials Management released new guides for Nevada generators of hazardous waste. Find them on our Helpful Links page!

  • On August 25, 2020 the Nevada State Legislative Commission adopted into law updated regulations regarding hazardous waste. View the updates on our Statutes and Regulations page.

As prescribed in NRS 459.400, the purpose of the hazardous waste program is to protect human health, public safety and the environment from the effects of improper, inadequate or unsound management of hazardous waste. This is accomplished by establishing programs that regulate the storage, generation, transportation, treatment and disposal of hazardous waste. The hazardous waste program is responsible for permitting and inspecting hazardous waste generators and disposal, transfer, storage and recycling facilities. It is also responsible for enforcing state hazardous waste statutes and regulations; program staff are authorized to enforce Federal hazardous waste regulations in lieu of the USEPA.

The USEPA requires an authorized state's hazardous waste regulations to be at least as stringent as those established at the Federal level. To accomplish this, Nevada adopts by reference, with certain modifications, Federal hazardous waste regulations. To remain authorized the hazardous waste program must periodically update the existing state regulations to reflect changes approved by the USEPA.

The Division of Environmental Protection maintains a contract with the University of Nevada's Business Environmental Program to provide free and confidential hazardous waste technical assistance to small businesses throughout Nevada. They may be contacted at (800) 882-3233 Toll-Free in Nevada, (775) 834-3674 in Reno and (702) 866-5927 in Las Vegas.

Our RCRA hazardous waste fees were adjusted, effective 24 Oct, 2014. Here is the link to NDEP's ePayment login page.

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