How to Get a Hazardous Waste Generator ID From the DENR

A Hazardous Waste Generator ID (HWG ID) is a unique code assigned by the government to track and regulate entities that produce hazardous waste, ensuring proper disposal practices and compliance with environmental laws.
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What is a Hazardous Waste Generator ID?

A Hazardous Waste Generator ID (HWG ID) is a unique identifier issued to businesses or entities that produce or generate hazardous waste. This ID is mandatory for regulatory compliance and is required by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to monitor and ensure the safe handling, storage, transport, and disposal of hazardous wastes.

Who Needs a Hazardous Waste Generator ID?

The HWG ID is required for a variety of entities, including:

  • Businesses: Any business that generates hazardous waste as part of its operations must obtain this ID. This includes manufacturers, industrial plants, laboratories, and hospitals.
  • Government Agencies: Certain government facilities that generate hazardous waste must also obtain an HWG ID.
  • Educational Institutions and Research Centers: Universities and research institutions that handle dangerous chemicals and generate hazardous waste need this ID for compliance.

How to Obtain a Hazardous Waste Generator ID

The process of obtaining a HWG ID involves several steps:

  1. Online Account Creation:
    • Visit
    • Click on “HW Generator Registration”.
    • Provide a company email and a password
    • After registration, a confirmation will be sent. Follow the link provided in the email to proceed.
  2. Filling the Registration Form:
    • Enter Payment Order Number (Temporary OR# for new registrants).
    • Fill in your old HWG ID Number if you are re-registering.
    • Include relevant codes such as Province Code, PSIC (Philippine Standard Industrial Classification) No., ECC/CNC No., etc.
    • Describe your waste management practices including the types of waste generated, storage, and disposal methods.
  3. Document Submission:
    • Upload necessary documents such as PCO (Pollution Control Officer) accreditation certificate, ECC (Environmental Compliance Certificate) or CNC (Certificate of Non-Coverage), waste management plans, and waste stream diagrams in PDF format.
  4. Application Submission and Payment:
    • Submit the completed application online and make a payment for the registration (PHP 1,000.00 + PHP 15.00 Document Stamp Tax for new registrations or amendments).
    • Contact the Hazwaste Unit of the Clearance and Permitting Division for pre-evaluation.
  5. Verification and Final Steps:
    • Verify if the online application was successful.
    • Print out the pre-evaluation sheet and the Order of Payment.
    • Complete the payment either at the EMB office or through an online portal.
    • Upon payment, update your online account and notify the office.

Fines and Penalties

Non-compliance, such as operating without a HWG ID or failing to comply with hazardous waste management regulations, can lead to severe penalties, including fines and potential cessation of business operations. The DENR imposes strict penalties to enforce compliance and ensure public and environmental safety.

Is Assistance Available?

Obtaining a Hazardous Waste Generator ID is mandatory for any entity that generates hazardous waste, ensuring compliance with national environmental regulations and promoting safe and responsible waste management practices.

Are you unsure about the specific requirements or the right approach for your application? Triple i Consulting is here to provide clarity and strategic direction. Schedule a free initial consultation to explore how we can assist you with your Hazardous Waste Generator ID application. Connect with us today to take the first step toward hassle-free regulatory compliance using any of the following channels:

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