Hazardous Substances Taxes Generator Fee Registration Information

Who is required to register?

The Hazardous Waste Generator Fee applies to every person who generates five or more tons of hazardous waste in California within a calendar year for a specific site. This includes recycled waste and waste sent outside California for disposal. The fee is determined by the total tonnage of waste generated. The Generator Fee does not apply if the Facility Fee is being paid for a site.

Register Online

You may register for an account using online electronic registration (eReg). eReg is the convenient way to register and is available 24 hours a day.

California Identification (ID) Numbers

The Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) issues ID Numbers for generators, transporters, and treatment, storage, and disposal facilities that handle hazardous wastes not regulated under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). If you need a California ID Number, you can find more information on DTSC’s California ID Number page. You may call the DTSC Fees Unit at 1-916-445-1664.

The U.S. EPA issues federal (RCRA) ID Numbers.