Registration of Hazardous Waste Generators and Facilities

Any person, partnership or company in B.C. that produces, stores, treats, recycles or discharges more than a prescribed quantity of hazardous waste must register with the Ministry Director within 30 days by completing a registration form and applying for a Provincial Identification Number (see Section 43 of the Hazardous Waste Regulation).

Registration information for hazardous waste generators and management facilities must be kept up-to-date by submitting the registration form with updated information within 30-days of any changes.

Prescribed quantities for different types of hazardous waste are listed in Schedule 6 of the Hazardous Waste Regulation (HWR). This includes any hazardous waste that has been:

  • Generated within a 30-day period at a facility
  • Stored at any time at a facility
  • Treated, recycled or disposed of within a one-day period at a facility

For a facility storing, treating, recycling or discharging the quantity of hazardous waste requiring registration, the following plans and posting of financial security may be required for approval by the director:

  • Plans and specifications of the facility (HWR Section 4),
  • Operational plan (HWR Section 4),
  • Contingency plan (HWR Section 11), and
  • Closure plan (HWR Section 14)

Note: guidance documents are available for the plans and financial security.

Please note that treatment of hazardous waste requires approval of a demonstration trial, reporting of the trial results and inclusion of the treatment process in the operational plan. The delisting of solid residue from treatment also requires the approval of the delisting protocol or method (HWR section 53) by the director.

As instructed in the guidance documents, certification by a qualified professional may be a requirement in specific plans and submission documents. Certification will include a statement signed by a qualified professional licensed to practice in British Columbia indicating that each of the plans fully complies with the Hazardous Waste Regulation

Registering Generated Hazardous Wastes

Registration of hazardous wastes is a Hazardous Waste Regulation requirement (Section 43) and is based on the quantity of hazardous wastes generated within a 30-day period or stored at any time at the location where it was generated. The Registration process documents how the owner of a waste (e.g., property owner) identified it as being hazardous and the steps taken to manage it or to remove the waste from its current location.

This Online Process Allows You To:

  • Register and store your hazardous waste(s) at the location where there were generated.
  • Update your registration when you wish to change information on your registration (e.g., type or quantity hazardous waste registered at a location).
  • Inactivate (e.g., when the hazardous wastes have been removed from the location or no longer required) or cancel your registration (e.g., when the waste is determined not to be hazardous or the quantity is less than the amount in Schedule 6 of the Hazardous Waste Regulation).

This registration does not apply for those who wish to:

  • store hazardous wastes at a location other than where they were registered or
  • treat, recycle, dispose of hazardous wastes in a quantity less than those described in the Regulation.

Checklist of Required Information & Documents

You will require the following information and documents to complete the application

Required Information:

  • Applicant and Contact Information
  • Location where the hazardous wastes were generated and/or stored
    (street address, city, postal code or latitude and longitude)
  • The name of the company transporting the hazardous wastes and their valid Licence to transport hazardous wastes number (LT number)
  • Name and location of the facility receiving the hazardous wastes
  • The types of hazardous wastes generated at the location
  • The quantity of the Hazardous wastes; in kilograms or litres
  • Land ownership information at the location where the waste was generated or stored

Required Documents:

Important Information:

  • Registrations apply to particular hazardous wastes generated at a specific location. A company or person must identify the location where the hazardous wastes were generated or stored to obtain a registration.
  • The owner of the facility generating or storing the hazardous wastes, including home owners, is the registrant. Renovation, demolition, or removal companies should not apply for a BC hazardous waste generator registration.
  • Companies applying for a registration must be in Good Standing with the Registrar of Companies in BC

Registering Your Hazardous Wastes Online

Register Your Waste Online Here

Updating Existing BC Hazardous Wastes Generator Registrations

Please update your BC Hazardous Wastes Generator Registration if any of the following have changed:

  • Generator legal name
  • Generator legal address
  • The maximum amount of hazardous waste managed at a site is more than 10% above the registered amount
  • Hazardous waste properties or description
  • Handing method
  • Generation site address
  • Company managing the hazardous waste
  • Management site address

Or you wish to add a hazardous waste to the registration.

To update the registration please complete the registration form and submit it to

Registered Site Registration Form

To apply for this type of registration, follow the Routine Application Process for a Waste Discharge Authorization. It is very important to review the information provided in the Waste Discharge Authorization section before applying to ensure all the required information is submitted for review. An application can be tracked through the Search Status and Documents page.

To register, use the Registered Sites Form EPD-HWR-01.1 (PDF) 

Registered site registration also requires the submission of the following documents: plans and specifications, operational plan, contingency plan and closure plan, and if applicable, demonstration trial and delisting protocol approval. Posting of financial security is also a requirement.

The Ministry of Environment has prepared guidance documents to assist you in preparing the documents required for submission. The guidance documents also support transparent, fair and consistent review of the submissions by Ministry staff. Visit the Guidance, Forms & Fees page to view the Hazardous Waste Regulation guidance on Registered Site registration.

Where a substitution from a requirement of the regulation is required, use Change in Requirements (HWR s. 51) - Form EPD-HWR-03.1 (PDF).

Completed Registered Site Registration forms

All Completed Registered Site registration forms and supporting documents should be submitted to:

**The Ministry encourages and prefers electronic submissions for applications.


Mail to:

Victoria Permit Administration
Business Services Section
Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy
PO BOX 9377 Stn Prov Govt
Victoria BC V8W 9M6


By courier to:

Victoria Permit Administration
Business Services Section
Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy
3rd Floor, 525 Superior St
Victoria, BC V8V 1T7

For more information or questions on Registered Site registration please email


Provincial Identification Numbers

BCG numbers are issued to hazardous waste generators; RS numbers are issued to hazardous waste management facilities.

Provincial Identification numbers – either prefixed by BCG or RS – must be entered on manifest forms as “Provincial ID No.” when transporting hazardous waste in a quantity where a manifest is required. In the case where a facility is shipping hazardous waste in quantities that require a manifest but the facility does not require registration (i.e. a Provincial Identification number is not issued), then “N/A” can be entered as the Provincial ID No. on the manifest. Do not leave this section blank.