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Transporters of Hazardous and Universal Wastes

Transporters (40 CFR 263) (62-730 F.A.C.)

Hazardous Waste (HW) Transporter: any person(s) who moves HW from one site to another, picks-up and delivers HW to another HW Transporter or designated TSD facility and stores the HW for less than 24 hours.

Universal Waste (UW) Transporter: any person(s) engaged in off-site transport of UW by air, rail, public highways, and/or water.

Florida's hazardous waste regulations for transporters and transfer facilities are more stringent than the federal regulations.  

  • Obtain ID number (263.11) (phone 850/245-8705) (62-730.900(1)(b) F.A.C.).
  • Use manifest system (263 Subpart B).
  • Ability to clean up hazardous waste discharges during transportation-related incidents (263 Subpart C).
  • Provide annual documentation of financial responsibility  (62-730.170 F.A.C.).
  • Submit annual status update to DEP (62-730.170 F.A.C.).
  • Transporters storing waste > 24 hours at a transfer facility must notify DEP and meet many TSDF requirements (62-730.171 F.A.C.), including containment, operating record, contingency plan, training, security, and closure.
  • All transfer facilities operated in the state must have a unique ID number (62-730.171 F.A.C.).
  • Transfer facilities must submit closure plan and contingency plan to DEP (62-730.171 F.A.C.).
  • Transfer facilities must maintain a written record of when all hazardous waste enters and leaves the facility (62-730.171 F.A.C.).

Certified Transporters of Mercury and Hazardous Waste 

Related Links

Please contact Susan Horlick for Hazardous Waste Transporters or Mercury registration information and Janet Ashwood for Used Oil or Mercury registration information.

Return to the Hazardous Waste Management webpage.

Last Modified:
April 30, 2024 - 2:31pm

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