New Jersey Solid Waste Transporters regulations & environmental compliance analysis

New Jersey Solid Waste Transporters: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, 42 USC 6923, and regulations at 40 CFR 263

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Solid Waste Management Act, New Jersey Statutes Annotated (NJSA) 13:1E-9 et seq.

Disposal prohibition: NJSA 13:1E-9.3(b)

Solid waste transporters general requirements: New Jersey Administrative Code (NJAC) 7:26-3.1 to 7:26-3.8

Registration: NJAC 7:26-3.2 and NJAC 7:26-3.3

Operation: NJAC 7:26-3.4 and NJAC 7:26-3.5

Fees: NJAC 7:26-4.1(b) and NJAC 7:26-4.4

Smoking prohibition: NJAC 7:26-3.7

Records and reports for out-of-state disposal: NJAC 7:26-3.5(e), NJAC 7:26-3.5(g), and NJAC 7:26-3.5(h)

Transporters of recyclables: NJAC 7:26A-8.1 to 7:26A-8.4

Specific requirements:

Sewage sludge: NJAC 7:26-3.5(a)

Bulky wastes: NJAC 7:26-3.5(b)

Radioactive materials: NJAC 7:26-3.5(c)

Regulatory Agencies

New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)

New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT)

County Health Departments

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. This section applies to solid waste transporters who are motor carriers. New Jersey regulates the transportation of organic and combustible matter on the roadways and highways of the state. Solid waste transporters are required to obtain a registration statement. Any devices used for the transportation of solid waste must be registered with DEP.

New Jersey has general requirements for all solid waste transporters and specific requirements for transporters of recyclables, sewage sludge, bulky wastes, radioactive materials, asbestos, regulated medical waste, and wastes hauled to out-of-state facilities. For information on asbestos and ...


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