Hazardous Waste Regulation

Hazardous Waste Regulation

For the purpose of this guidebook, the average vehicle dismantler is not considered hazardous waste facilities as defined by the Hazardous Waste Regulation (HWR) and as such are exempt from Parts 2 and 3 and Division 1 of Part 4 of the HWR.  Vehicle dismantlers are not considered hazardous waste facilities because:

  • They are not processing
  • Hazardous waste;
    the hazardous wastes are normally contained in the wet vehicle; and,
  • They are passively storing the hazardous waste until transportation.

Vehicle dismantlers are defined by the HWR as short-term storage facilities and as such maybe required to meet various registration, storage, transportation and runoff requirements for hazardous waste as outlined in the HWR.  Those requirements are summarized below:

Registration

Vehicle dismantlers generating hazardous waste, in an average 30-day period, above the thresholds listed in Table 1 must register with the Ministry of Environment and obtain a Consignor Identification Number.  Vehicle dismantlers generating less hazardous waste in an average 30-day period are not required to register with the Ministry of Environment.

Storage

Vehicle dismantlers storing more than the quantity of hazardous waste set out in Table 1, at any time, are required to meet the operational requirements of Section 16 of the HWR.  Vehicle dismantlers storing less than the quantities set out in Table 1 are not required to meet the operational requirements of Section 16.
Table 1:  Registration Quantities and Storage Thresholds for
Short Term Storage Facilities
(from Column II of Schedule 6 of the Hazardous Waste Regulation)

1 L
Mercury
100 L
Fuel
30 L
Antifreeze
100 L
Waste Oil
100 KG
Lead Acid Batteries

Transportation

All vehicle dismantlers must not offer for transport hazardous waste in quantities that exceed the thresholds in Table 2 unless they are manifested and the Ministry of Environment licenses the transporter. Further, all hazardous wastes must be sent to an authorized hazardous waste facility for processing.

Table 2: Manifest and Transportation Thresholds for Hazardous Wastes

Hazardous Waste Transportation and Manifest Quantity (L or kg)

1 L
Mercury
L
Antifreeze
1 KG
Contaminated Solids
1 L
Waste Fuel (Stale Gas)
100 L
Waste Oil
100 KG
Lead Acid Batteries

RunOff

 All vehicle dismantlers with oil/water separators or surface runoff are required to meet the requirements of Section 17 of the HWR and the Effluent Standards from Schedule 1.2 of the Hazardous Waste RegulAation.  The effluent standards of the HWR are summarized in Table 3.

  • They are not processing
  • Hazardous waste;
    the hazardous wastes are normally contained in the wet vehicle; and,
  • They are passively storing the hazardous waste until transportation.

Vehicle dismantlers are defined by the HWR as short-term storage facilities and as such maybe required to meet various registration, storage, transportation and runoff requirements for hazardous waste as outlined in the HWR.  Those requirements are summarized below:

RUNOFF:  All vehicle dismantlers with oil/water separators or surface runoff are required to meet the requirements of Section 17 of the HWR and the Effluent Standards from Schedule 1.2 of the Hazardous Waste RegulAation.  The effluent standards of the HWR are summarized in Table 3.

Table 3:  Selected Effluent Standards for Parameters from Schedule 1.2 of the Hazardous Waste Regulation

Parameter Discharge to Environment or Storm Drain Discharge to Sanitary Sewer
Total Suspended Solids
20
-
Toxicity**
100% Effluent
50% Effluent
Aluminum, dissolved
0.5
2.0
Copper, dissolved
0.1
0.2
Lead, dissolved
0.2
0.1
Mercury, total
0.001
0.01
Zinc, dissolved
0.2
0.5
BOD
20
-
Oil and
10
60

*  Maximum concentration in (mg/L) unless otherwise specified.
**  96-hr LC50 bioassay with 50% survival of rainbow trout after 96 hours.
Note: Regional District requirements may be more restrictive.