Hazardous Waste Reporting
Idaho's Hazardous Waste Management Act of 1983 (Idaho Code §39-44) requires large and small quantity generators of hazardous waste in the state to report to DEQ by January 31 of each year on the types and quantities of hazardous wastes generated, shipped for treatment and disposal, and remaining in storage, and whether the hazardous wastes generated will be disposed of or treated in Idaho or out of state. In addition, operators of hazardous waste disposal facilities are required to report annually on the types and quantities of wastes received that were generated in Idaho or out of state.
EPA requires large quantity hazardous waste generators and treatment, storage, and disposal facilities to report biennially on the quantities, type, and management of hazardous wastes generated, shipped, and/or received from off site.
- Biennial Hazardous Waste Report Form and Instructions (EPA Form 8700-13A/B)
2017 Hazardous Waste Report
DEQ compiles the information reported and submits an annual waste management report to the governor and legislature. The most recent report, for calendar year 2017, shows that the overall volume of hazardous waste generated in Idaho decreased by 35% last year, from 13,531 tons in 2016 to 8,743 tons in 2017.
The decrease would appear to be due to mostly the remediation and mixed waste categories, with a slight increase in the other waste category. Mixed waste is generated primarily by the Department of Energy sites in eastern Idaho. It would appear that the hazardous waste generated during the regular, ongoing processes throughout the state has actually remained fairly comparable to the previous years’ generation.
Link to the 2017 report and reports dating back to 2012 at right.