Governing Law and Regulations
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Division of Solid and Hazardous Materials Bureau of Solid Waste, Reduction, and Recycling
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. New York has adopted the federal solid waste guidelines with additional state solid waste regulations that include extensive requirements for permitting, siting, operation, and monitoring. See the state section SOLID WASTE for an overview of these requirements. In addition to the general requirements, there are requirements specific to solid waste transfer stations.
Waste transporters in New York must obtain a waste transporter permit.
• Administration and enforcement. DEC's Bureau of Solid Waste, Reduction, and Recycling administers and enforces the solid waste rules in New York.
SOLID WASTE TRANSPORTERS
Permits, Fees, and Operations
6 NYCRR 364.1 to 364.6, and 6 NYCRR 484.1
Transporters of regulated wastes in New York are required to obtain a waste transporter permit. "Regulated waste" is defined as a solid waste that is raw sewage, septage, sludge from a sewage or water supply ...