Governing Law and Regulations
Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Bureau of Waste Prevention Business Compliance Division
See ADDRESS & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. At present, Massachusetts has no commercial landfills that accept hazardous waste. However, the state's hazardous waste program retains hazardous waste landfill regulations that are more stringent than the federal requirements. The state's standards cover:
— Monitoring and inspection
— Disposal restrictions
—Facility permit and fees
Massachusetts has its own rules for solid (nonhazardous) waste landfills. In addition, the federal solid waste landfill rules apply in Massachusetts. See the state section SOLID WASTE for more information.
• Administration and enforcement. DEP's Bureau of Waste Prevention administers and enforces both the hazardous and solid ...