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Technical Assistance

Hazardous waste technical assistance from DEQ is free and non-regulatory, meaning you can work with us knowing we are here to help you improve, not look for violations. Technical assistance can include on-site visits, training, and telephone and email consultations.

Hazardous Waste technical assistance does not cover regulated infectious or household hazardous waste. See the dropdowns below for more information on these programs. 

Businesses of all types and sizes produce and use a variety of hazardous chemicals. Even small amounts of mismanaged waste can create issues for humans and the environment. DEQ's Toxics Reduction and Hazardous Waste Technical Assistance Program is a free, non-regulatory service offering tools and resources to help your business foster innovation and promote efficiency while protecting public health and the environment. Contact your local Technical Advisor today.
What we provide

  • Fresh ideas for engaging employees on waste reduction.
  • Practical, best management practices for achieving your goals and maintaining compliance with hazardous waste.
  • Free in-person or virtual consultation to help you find areas of improvement and ensure compliance with applicable regulations.
  • Staff training tailored to your needs
  • Much more! 

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

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

Eastern Region
Baker, Crook, Deschutes, Gilliam, Grant, Harney, Hood River, Jefferson, Klamath, Lake, Malheur, Morrow, Sherman, Umatilla, Union, Wallowa, Wasco, and Wheeler counties

​​DEQ Hazardous Waste Resource Conservation and Recovery Act Basic Training 

DEQ provides online and in-person training on the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act basics, hazardous waste rules, and managing the most common wastes. Classes are free. Register 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. 

Virtual Training Dates

In-Person Training Dates

  • Medford - May 8, 2024, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    • Goodwill Center
    • 11W. Jackson Street
    • Medford, OR 97501 
  • Eugene - July 9, 2024, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    • DEQ's Eugene Office, Willamette Conference Room
    • 165 E 7th Ave #100
    • Eugene, OR 97401 
  • Salem – To be determined.

There will also be an additional October 2024 Salem training. Details will be available on this web page as they become available.

In-person tailored training
DEQ's Hazardous Waste Technical Assistance Program can come to your facility and train your staff based on your facility's needs. The first step is to contact your local Technical Advisor to set up your free site visit today.

Spray efficiency training from PPRC

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

​​​​See how the following companies have reduced their use of toxic materials and generation of hazardous waste.

​​For assistance with residential issues and handling household toxic substances and waste, such as cleaners, paints, motor oil, propane tanks and much more, visit DEQ's Household Hazardous Waste page.​​


For assistance with infectious waste such as needles, blood, body fluids and more visit DEQ's Infectious Waste page.