Governing Law and Regulations
Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Bureau of Waste Prevention
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Massachusetts's rules for hazardous waste recycling are more stringent than the federal rules. The state rules include extensive requirements for classifying recyclable materials and recycling facility permits. All aspects of hazardous waste recycling, including transportation, are regulated. See the state section USED OIL MANAGEMENT for generator recycling permit requirements.
Massachusetts's solid waste regulations require solid waste facilities to provide for recycling or composting. In addition, the state promotes the recycling of solid waste through the imposition of disposal and incineration bans. See the state section SOLID WASTE for more information.
The recycling of nonhazardous ...