Governing Law and Regulations
Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Office of Air, Recycling, and Radiation Protection Bureau of Land Recycling and Waste Management Division of Hazardous Waste Management
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Pennsylvania has specific requirements for municipal, residual, and medical waste transporters. See the state section SOLID WASTE for the definitions of solid wastes in Pennsylvania.
• Administration and enforcement. DEP administers and enforces Pennsylvania's rules for waste transporters.
MUNICIPAL AND RESIDUAL WASTE TRANSPORTERS
27 Pa. Stat. 6201-6209
All waste transportation vehicles (trucks and truck tractors with a registered gross vehicle weight greater than 17,000 pounds (lb), and trailers with a registered gross vehicle weight greater than 10,000 lb) transporting municipal or residual waste to waste processing or disposal facilities in Pennsylvania must have a valid Waste Transporter Authorization issued by DEP. The law prohibits processing and disposal facilities from accepting waste from waste transportation vehicles that do not have a valid authorization.
Authorizations have a month and ...