Massachusetts Solid Waste Transporters regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Massachusetts Solid Waste Transporters: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Solid waste management regulations: 310 Code of Massachusetts Regulations (CMR) 19.001 to 19.207

Regulatory Agencies
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Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Bureau of Waste Prevention

Department of Public Utilities (DPU)

Department of Public Health

Local boards of health

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See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

· Rules. Massachusetts requires local boards of health to permit waste haulers. Because specific requirements for transporting waste vary depending on local ordinances, the local board of health should be contacted to identify special requirements for each community in which the transporter picks up solid waste.

· Administration and enforcement. DEP's Bureau of Waste Prevention administers and enforces the solid waste rules in Massachusetts. See the state section SOLID WASTE for more information. DPU issues certifications of compliance with motor carriers' regulations concerning the transportation of passengers or property for hire. Local boards of health issue permits for solid waste haulers.


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