Category: Hazardous Waste

  • Generators:
    Used Oil Program

    Related Links Generators comprise the largest segment of the used oil industry. They include businesses that produce, or collect, used oil through commercial or industrial operations, such as: Generators also include owners/operators of used oil collection centers that collect used oil from households and from individuals who change the oil in their own vehicles. Standards…

  • Inspections, Enforcement, and Prohibited Practices:
    Used Oil Program

    Related Links Any duly authorized officer, employee or representative of the Division of Waste Management and Radiation Control may, at any reasonable time and upon presentation of appropriate credentials and upon providing the opportunity to have a representative of the owner, operator, or agent in charge to be present, enter upon and inspect any property,…

  • Outreach and Training:
    Used Oil Program

    Related Links Learn about how the Used Oil Recycling Program works with this flyer. You’re welcome to print and share it. Past Used Oil Training Watch Our Used Oil Commercials Recycling and Community Outreach Connection Comments For more information about the Used Oil Program, please contact Ted Sonnenburg (, (385) 499-0980.

  • Statistics:
    Used Oil Program

    Related Links The nation consumes around 252 billion gallons of petroleum products annually, primarily as fuel. Approximately one percent is refined into various industrial and engine-related oils. Much of that oil is unrecoverable; some due to severe contamination during use and some due to spillage. The amount of used oil that can be recovered varies…

  • Used Oil Defined

    Related Links Used oil is defined in the Utah Administrative Code Rule R315-15 Standards for the Management of Used Oil as “any oil that has been refined from crude oil, or any synthetic oil, that has been used and as a result of such use is contaminated by physical or chemical impurities.” The following are…

  • Specifications:
    Used Oil Program

    Related Links Most used oil in Utah is burned as a substitute fuel for energy recovery, which means it is burned to produce a product, such as asphalt road material. Because it has been used, used oil may contain many more contaminants than virgin oil. EPA has looked at this issue closely, and has determined…

  • Regulation of Used Oil as a Hazardous Waste

    Related Links Used oil, by itself, is not managed as a hazardous waste, even though it may exhibit hazardous waste characteristics. However, if used oil is mixed with any quantity or any combination of a hazardous waste that is listed in R315-261-30 through R315-261-32 of the Utah Administrative Code (a “listed” waste), the mixture is subject…

  • Why Have a Used Oil Program?

    Related Links Used Oil Is A Valuable Resource Improperly Disposed Of, It’s Harmful Comments For more information about the Used Oil Program, please contact Ted Sonnenburg (, (385) 499-0980.

  • Used Oil Recycling Program

    Related Links Contact Ted Sonnenburg ( 499-0980

  • Hazardous Waste Permitting and Compliance

    A hazardous waste is specifically listed by the Utah Solid and Hazardous Waste Rules or exhibits a characteristic such as ignitability, corrosivity, reactivity, or toxicity.

  • Waste Permit: Safety-Kleen

    Read about the Safety-Kleen Hazardous Waste Storage Permit.

  • Curb Your Enthusiasm: How to Recycle Right in Utah

    Not all recycling is created equally. There are common household items that should never go in the general recycling bin. Here is what to do with the recyclable trash that doesn’t go to the curb.

  • Hazardous Waste Management Program

    Related Links The Division provides an outreach program for small businesses that generate less than 2,200 pounds of hazardous waste per month. This program has been successful in helping small businesses understand the requirements necessary for compliance with the hazardous waste management rules specific to small business. Each year approximately 50 companies are visited using…

  • Hazardous Waste: DEQ Protects the Public through Inspections, Education

    By Alex Pashley Almost everything we do creates some kind of waste. While many wastes are relatively benign, some are hazardous and need to be regulated to protect public health and the environment. As a hazardous waste inspector for the Department of Environmental Quality’s Division of Solid and Hazardous Waste (DSHW), I evaluate the hazardous…

  • Hazardous Waste: Cleaning Up a Legacy of Chemical Waste

    By Dave Larsen Can you think of a nice name for huge piles of waste from the demilitarization and testing of chemical agent bombs, projectiles, and other munitions? The U.S. Army likes to call this “legacy waste,” and it includes thousands of munitions that were disposed of on the ground or buried at Army facilities…

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