Small Business Special Waste

Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generator Program (CESQG) & Universal Waste Acceptance Program

The Oneida-Herkimer Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility is permitted to accept hazardous waste from conditionally exempt small quantity generators (CESQG's) located in Oneida or Herkimer County. The facility can also accept universal wastes, such as fluorescent bulbs, from universal waste generators (UWG's) as well as scrap computers. This means that CESQG's and UWG's can bring their wastes to the facility for proper environmental disposal and recycling at a lower cost than if they were to have an outside firm come to their location and package and transport the wastes.

Please remember in order to send hazardous waste to the facility you must be conditionally exempt. To make sure you meet the CESQG generator status, please read the NYSDEC publication ARE YOU A SMALL QUANTITY GENERATOR dated March 2003. If you would like a copy please call the Authority at (315) 733-1224 or the NYSDEC Regional office at (315) 793-2554. Additional information is available at the NYSDEC Web Site.

Once you have determined that you are eligible to participate in the CESQG program, please fill out the following Small Quantity Generator Certification including a list of wastes to be brought to the program including waste type, quantity, and container type. Please read all this material carefully and fill out the certification as accurately as possible. Generators must return the certification to Justin Fitch or Emily Albright at the Oneida-Herkimer Solid Waste Authority before they will be allowed to bring the waste to the Oneida-Herkimer Household Hazardous Waste Facility. We will call you with a total anticipated price and schedule a day for you to come to the Oneida-Herkimer Household Hazardous Waste Facility. Please remember that the cost may vary if wastes need to be categorized differently for disposal purposes.

Small Quantity Generator Certification Form

Regardless of hazardous waste generator status, universal waste generators may set up an appointment to deliver universal wastes such as spent mercury fluorescent bulbs to the facility. Universal waste generators must also forward an inventory of waste to be brought to the facility. As with CESQG's, you will be called with a price and appointment times you can reserve. Generators of old computers are advised to complete a "C7" notification and send a copy to the NYSDEC. Appointments are also necessary for delivery of scrap computers.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call Justin Fitch or Emily Albright at (315) 733-1224 or contact by e-mail at or