Texas Solid Waste: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Solid Waste Disposal Act, Texas Health and Safety Code 361.001 to 361.912

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Municipal solid waste (MSW) rules: 30 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) 330

Industrial solid waste rules: 30 TAC 335.1 to 335.31 and 30 TAC 335.501 to 335.521

Solid waste composting rules: 30 TAC 332

Permit, registration, and notification procedures: 30 TAC 281.5, 30 TAC 305, 30 TAC 330.7 to 330.13, 30 TAC 330.53 to 330.73, and 30 TAC 335.2

Solid waste definitions:

Definition of solid waste: 30 TAC 330.3(145)

Definition of MSW: 30 TAC 330.3(88) and 30 TAC 330.3(89)

Definition of industrial solid waste: 30 TAC 335.1

Definition of special waste: 30 TAC 330.3(148) and 30 TAC 330.171

Definition of scrap tire: 30 TAC 330.3 and 30 TAC 328.53

General prohibitions: 30 TAC 330.15 and 30 TAC 335.4

Municipal solid waste landfills (MSWLFs):

Classification of MSWLFs: 30 TAC 330.5 and 30 TAC 330.3(144)

MSWLF permits and exemptions: 30 TAC 330.7 and 30 TAC 330.13

MSWLF permit application: 30 TAC 330.57 to 330.65

MSWLF permit duration and limits: 30 TAC 330.71

Registration for MSWLFs: 30 TAC 330.9, 30 TAC 330.57, and 30 TAC 330.69

Notification: 30 TAC 330.11

Amendments and modifications to permits and registrations: 30 TAC 330.73

Financial assurance: 30 TAC 330.63, 30 TAC 330.125, 30 TAC 330.501 to 330.509, 30 TAC 37.1 to 37.381, and 30 TAC 37.8001 to 37.8071

MSWLF fees and reports: 30 TAC 330.671 to 330.677

Training for MSW supervisors: 30 TAC 30.1 to 30.38 and 30 TAC 30.201 to 30.214

Industrial solid waste:

Industrial solid waste permits and technical guidance: 30 TAC 335.2 and 30 TAC 335.3

Industrial solid waste deed recording of waste disposal: 30 TAC 335.5

Class 1 waste: 30 TAC 335.1(20) and 30 TAC 335.505

Class 2 waste: 30 TAC 335.1(21) and 30 TAC 335.506

Class 3 waste:

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