Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generator Program (CESQG) and Out-of-County Residents
For a fee, Monroe County has the ability to handle wastes from Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generators (CESQG), out-of-county residents and Monroe County residents who have somehow acquired non-household wastes. Out-of-county residents can download a form (pdf) / (excel format) to dispose of waste through the Monroe County Household Hazardous Waste Program. After the form is completed and returned, a cost estimate will be provided.
Disposing of Hazardous Waste
Monroe County’s Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generator (CESQG) program assists qualified small businesses in the proper disposal of hazardous waste. Since 1995, the CESQG program has handled almost 1,000 appointments to accept waste from businesses in Monroe and surrounding counties.
Under its New York State Department of Environmental Conservation permit, the county’s Household Hazardous Waste Facility will accept CESQG waste only if a business meets both the following qualifications:
Generates less than 1 kg/month (2.2 pounds) of acute Hazardous Waste (as defined by 6 NYCRR Part 371); and never stores more than this amount on site at any time.
Generates less than 100 kg/month (220 pounds) of listed and/or characteristic hazardous waste (as defined by 6 NYCRR Part 371); and never stores more than 1,000 kg/month (2,200 pounds).
- The interested business fills out a CESQG Form and forwards the information to the county’s Industrial Waste Section. The form includes business type, company name, contact name, and identification of waste type and quantity.
- The county ensures the business is qualified and calculates an estimated disposal fee (generally, a lower price than a business would receive from a private hazardous waste contractor).
- An appointment is arranged for the business to deliver the material (self-transport is an additional cost savings to the small business).
The completed CESQG Form must be returned to the Monroe County Department of Environmental Services via fax (585 324-1212) or mail to:
Monroe County Department of Environmental Services
145 Paul Road - Bldg. 10
Rochester, New York 14624
Attn: Industrial Waste Section
For more information on this program, call 585 753-7553.