New Jersey Hazardous Waste Disposal regulations & environmental compliance analysis

New Jersey Hazardous Waste Disposal: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste disposal facility rules: New Jersey Administrative Code (NJAC) 7:26G-8.1(a) and NJAC 7:26G-9.1(a) (interim status)

Regulatory Agency
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New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Climate and Environmental Management Solid and Hazardous Waste Management Program

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. New Jersey has adopted the federal hazardous waste disposal requirements. In addition, owners and operators of hazardous waste disposal facilities must comply with state permit application requirements, pay several state permit and facility fees, and comply with more stringent groundwater requirements than are required under federal law.

Administration and enforcement. DEP's Solid and Hazardous Waste Program administers and enforces the hazardous waste disposal requirements in New Jersey.

State Requirements


Owners and operators of hazardous waste disposal facilities must comply with additional permit application requirements and pay state permit and inspection fees. The state's more stringent permit standards and fees are reviewed in the state section TSDF PERMITS.


Hazardous waste disposal facility owners and operators must comply with the state's extensive monitoring requirements that protect groundwater from contamination. See the state section GROUNDWATER for more information.


New Jersey's permit requirements for hazardous waste disposal facilities include the federal standards plus the state's additional rules in connection with permit application ...

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