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Hazardous Waste Trainings

Upcoming Trainings

Updates will be posted to this web page, as well as sent out via GovDelivery.

2022 DEQ Online Hazardous Waste Resource Conservation and Recovery Act Basic Training 

DEQ provides online training on the basics of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, hazardous waste rules, and managing the most common wastes. Classes are free. Register through the Zoom registration links below.

NOTE: This is not a Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response or HAZWOPER training. Your state or regional Occupational Safety and Health Administration office may be able to provide information on options. 

Topics covered by the Hazardous Waste RCRA Basic Training:

  • Background of RCRA
  • RCRA definition of solid waste
  • RCRA definition of hazardous waste
  • RCRA excluded & exempted wastes
  • The hazardous waste determination process
  • Hazardous waste recycling, treatment & disposal
  • Management requirements (storage, transport, disposal)
  • Emergency preparedness, spills & record-keeping requirements
  • Basics of toxics use reduction
  • Tips for compliance from a DEQ RCRA inspector 

Stay up to date with training opportunities by signing up for text or email updates via GovDelivery.

Training dates

After registering for the above meetings, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. For questions, contact Alex Bertolucci. 

Recorded trainings

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Northwest Region
Clackamas, Clatsop, Columbia, Multnomah, Tillamook, and Washington counties

  • Pete Anderson
    503-229-5070, Portland
  • Alex Bertolucci
    503-229-5336, Portland

Western Region
Benton, Coos, Curry, Douglas, Jackson, Josephine, Lane, Lincoln, Linn, Marion, Polk and Yamhill counties

  • Bart Collinsworth
    503-378-5071, Salem
Eastern Region
Baker, Crook, Deschutes, Gilliam, Grant, Harney, Hood River, Jefferson, Klamath, Lake, Malheur, Morrow, Sherman, Umatilla, Union, Wallowa, Wasco, and Wheeler counties

  • Ryan Peterson
    503-475-1297, Bend