Delaware Hazardous Waste Generators regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Delaware Hazardous Waste Generators: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Generator requirements: 7 Delaware Administrative Code (DE Admin Code) 1302.261.5 and 7 DE Admin Code 1302.262.10 to 262.89

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Notification, plans, and reports:

Generators notification: 7 DE Admin Code 1302.262.12

Shipping hazardous waste:

Permitted transporters: 7 DE Admin Code 1302.262.12(c)

Conditionally exempt small quantity generators (CESQGs):

Off-site shipment documentation: 7 DE Admin Code 1302.261.5(f)(3) and 7 DE Admin Code 1302.261.5(g)(3)

Generator fees:

Annual waste-end assessments: 7 Delaware Code (Del. C.) 6319

Regulatory Agency

Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) Office of Environmental Protection Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances Solid and Hazardous Waste Management Section

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Delaware has adopted the federal rules for hazardous waste generators, with a few additions that make the state's rules more stringent. The state's more stringent rules apply to: hazardous waste determination, permitted transporters, notification, annual reports, on-site storage, on-site treatment, conditionally exempt small quantity generators (CESQGs), and fees.

Administration and enforcement. DNREC's Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances administers and enforces Delaware's hazardous waste generator rules.

State Requirements


Delaware follows the federal regulations for identifying and classifying hazardous waste but has not adopted all of the federal exclusions from the definitions of solid and hazardous waste. For details, refer to the state section HAZWASTE ...

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