Governing Law and Regulations
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA)
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Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Minnesota regulates the transportation of medical wastes, waste tires, lead-acid batteries, and solid wastes. Waste tire transporters must apply for a waste tire transporter identification number and comply with transportation and recordkeeping requirements. Medical waste may be transported only by registered commercial transporters.
• Administration and enforcement. MPCA administers and enforces the solid waste transporter operating rules in Minnesota.
SOLID WASTE TRANSPORTERS
MR 7035.0800 and MSA 115.882
Solid waste must be delivered to a permitted solid waste disposal facility. It is the responsibility of the owner or occupant of any premise, including businesses and industrial establishments, or the refuse collection service contracted for solid waste removal, to collect and properly transport all solid waste accumulated at the premise. Vehicles or containers used for the collection of solid waste must be covered, leakproof, durable, and easily cleaned.
Vehicles or containers used for the transportation of municipal solid waste combustor ash must be covered to prevent fugitive dust ...