Governing Law and Regulations
Washington Department of Ecology (WDOE) Solid Waste and Financial Assistance Program
Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission (UTC)
Local health departments
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Washington has requirements for solid waste transporters that include litter prevention, cleaning, and inspections. All waste tire carriers must obtain a waste tire carrier license. The Washington Department of Ecology (WDOE) has also adopted standards for the transportation of recyclable materials that include transporter registration, facility notification, and collection requirements.
WDOE also has rules pertaining to transporters of certain recycled electronic products. See the state section HAZARDOUS WASTE TRANSPORTERS for these requirements.
UTC has requirements for companies in the business of transporting solid waste for collection and/or disposal over public highways in Washington.
• Administration and enforcement. WDOE, UTC, and local health departments administer and enforce the state's rules for ...