Minnesota Solid Waste Transporters regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Minnesota Solid Waste Transporters: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Solid waste transporter requirements: Minnesota Rules (MR) 7035.0800

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Waste tires transporters: MR 9220.0520 to 9220.0540

Exemptions: MR 9220.0530, Subpart 2

Operation requirements: MR 9220.0530

Application requirements: MR 9220.0540

Transportation of lead-acid batteries: Minnesota Statutes Annotated (MSA) 115A.9152

Medical waste transporters: MR 7035.9140

Regulatory Agency

Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA)

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Minnesota regulates the transportation of medical wastes, waste tires, lead-acid batteries, and solid wastes. Waste tire transporters must apply for a waste tire transporter identification number and comply with transportation and recordkeeping requirements. Medical waste may be transported only by registered commercial transporters.

Administration and enforcement. MPCA administers and enforces the solid waste transporter operating rules in Minnesota.

State Requirements


MR 7035.0800 and MSA 115.882

Solid waste must be delivered to a permitted solid waste disposal facility. It is the responsibility of the owner or occupant of any premise, including businesses and industrial establishments, or the refuse collection service contracted for solid waste removal, to collect and properly transport all solid waste accumulated at the premise. Vehicles or containers used for the collection of solid waste must be covered, leakproof, durable, and easily cleaned.

Vehicles or containers used for the transportation of municipal solid waste combustor ash must be covered to prevent fugitive dust ...

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