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Hazardous Waste Fee Health and Safety Code

CHAPTER 6.5 HAZARDOUS WASTE CONTROL

Article 10.8. Household Hazardous Waste and Small Quantity Generator Waste*

Section 25218

25218. Legislative findings and declarations. The Legislature hereby finds and declares all of the following:

(a) Residential households which generate household hazardous waste and very small businesses which generate small amounts of hazardous waste in the state need an appropriate and economic means of disposing of the hazardous waste they generate.

(b) Abandonment or illegal disposal of household hazardous waste and hazardous waste from small businesses and the continued disposal of those wastes into the solid waste stream is a threat to public health and safety and to the environment.

(c) It is the shared responsibility of citizens, commercial small quantity generators, disposal facility operators, hazardous waste processors, manufacturers, sellers, solid waste handlers, and state and local agencies to ensure the proper recycling and disposal of household hazardous waste and conditionally exempt small quantity generator waste.

* Article 10.8 was added by Stats. 1993, Ch. 913, in effect January 1, 1994.