Arizona Solid Waste Transporters regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Arizona Solid Waste Transporters: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Garbage and refuse transporters:

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Definitions: Arizona Administrative Code Rules (AZ Admin. Code R) 18-13-302

Vehicle requirements: AZ Admin. Code R 18-13-310

Sewage transporters:

Definition: AZ Admin. Code R 18-13-1102

General requirements: AZ Admin. Code R 18-13-1103

Sanitary requirements: AZ Admin. Code R 18-13-1112

Special wastes:

Shipper ID number: AZ Admin. Code R 18-13-1303(A)

Manifest: AZ Admin. Code R 18-13-1303(B)

Recordkeeping: AZ Admin. Code R 18-13-1305

Annual report: Arizona Revised Statutes (AZ Rev. Stat.) 49-860

Transportation of petroleum-contaminated soils (PCSs): AZ Admin. Code R 18-13-1605 and AZ Admin. Code R 18-13-1614

Regulatory Agencies

Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ)

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. Arizona has requirements for the transportation of garbage and refuse, and human sewage. Arizona also regulates the transport of PCSs and shredded motor vehicles as special wastes.

Administration and enforcement. The ADEQ and local health departments administer and enforce the waste transporter rules.

State Requirements


Arizona has specific requirements for vehicles that transport garbage, manure, refuse, and rubbish.


AZ Admin. Code R 18-13-302

"Garbage" means all animal and vegetable wastes resulting from the processing, handling, preparation, cooking, and serving of food or food materials.

"Manure" means animal excreta, including cleanings from barns, stables, corrals, pens, or conveyances used for stabling, transporting, or penning of animals or ...

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