Connecticut Solid Waste Transporters: What you need to know
Governing Law and Regulations
Solid waste management laws and regulations: Connecticut General Statutes (CGS) 22a-220a and CGS 221-220c
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Solid waste transporters:
Definition: CGS 22a-220a(g)
Collector registration: CGS 22a-220a(d)
Information for receiving facilities: CGS 22a-220a(k)
Vehicle markings: CGS 22a-220a(e)
Recycling notification: CGS 22a-220c(a)
Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (DEEP) Environmental Quality Branch Bureau of Materials Management and Compliance Assurance
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Connecticut's solid (nonhazardous) waste regulations specify the types of disposal areas allowed in the state and their operational and permitting requirements. Connecticut has comprehensive solid waste recycling regulations. See the state sections RECYCLING and SOLID WASTE for more information.
Solid waste collectors must be registered with each municipality in which they collect solid waste and comply with requirements concerning recycling notification and providing information to receiving facilities that receive their collected solid waste.
• Administration and enforcement. The Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection's (DEEP) Bureau of Materials Management and Compliance Assurance administers and enforces the state's solid waste regulations. Local governments are required to develop a municipal solid waste management plan that will meet local needs, including the collection and transportation of solid waste.