A "generator" is any person, by site, whose act or process produces hazardous waste or whose act first causes a hazardous waste to become subject to regulation. In Calirornis, there are four characteristics that identify a hazardous waste:
Retail Hazardous Waste: Products that can no longer be used for their intended purpose are considered hazardous waste and must be disposed of properly. For example, products that are spent (light bulbs, batteries, etc.), spilled, empty (applicable pharmacy containers), damaged or leaking are considered hazardous waste. The distinction between such products and others is to ensure that hazardouse waste is separated from solid waste.
DTSC Generator Fact Sheet
CalEPA Identification Number Application Form 1358
Hazardous Waste Application - New Facilities
Recyclable Materials Report
Remote Waste Consolidation Site Annual Notification