The Sarasota County Hazardous Waste Management Office is responsible for the management of materials collected at their Chemical Collection Facilities. Additionally, they are responsible to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection - Hazardous Waste Regulation Section
for the inspection of commercial enterprises within the county.
Other programs that fall under the purview of hazardous waste management include contaminate release clean-up oversight, collection of sharps containers, and the Re-Uz-It shop.
If your company generates waste as part of a manufacturing or industrial process, you might be subject to hazardous waste regulations. “Hazardous waste” is a legal term that describes certain toxic, ignitable, corrosive, or reactive wastes generated in manufacturing, industrial or other processes.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has simple guides to explain hazardous wastes and help you determine whether you generate hazardous wastes and are subject to regulation. Your company is responsible for making hazardous waste determinations correctly.