The Very Small Quantity Generator (VSQG) program helps businesses who produce small amounts—less than 220 lbs or about 22 gallons per month—of hazardous wastes such as batteries, solvents, paints, used oil and fuels meet disposal requirements (state rules and County Ordinance No. 111 — Hazardous Waste Regulation)
More than 90 percent of businesses qualify as a VSQG.
Apply for the program
If you’d like to participate in the VSQG program, review and complete the VSQG Program Application and submit it to Dakota County. You must also notify the MPCA of your waste activity on the EPA ID # Application Form . Once a completed application is received, Dakota County will call to schedule an appointment to drop off your waste at The Recycling Zone.
Dakota County accepts hazardous waste from VSQGs by appointment only.