Tennessee Solid Waste Transporters regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Tennessee Solid Waste Transporters: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Lighting requirements for solid waste transportation vehicles: Rules and Regulations of the State of Tennessee (Rule) 1340-06-01-.22

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Transportation of baled waste:

Definition: Tennessee Code Annotated (TCA) 68-211-103

Manifests: TCA 68-211-120

Regulatory Agencies

Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) Division of Solid Waste Management Solid Waste Management Program

Tennessee Department of Safety Division of Commercial Vehicle Enforcement

Local municipal solid waste management regions

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Tennessee requires vehicles that transport solid waste to comply with lighting requirements and with manifest requirements for baled waste.

Administration and enforcement. Administration and enforcement of the solid waste regulations in Tennessee are handled by the Solid Waste Management Program within the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC). The TDEC inspects wastestreams and transporters to make sure that hazardous waste is not disposed of in solid waste facilities. Local officials are given authority by the TDEC to administer municipal solid waste facility operations, including provisions for the collection of solid waste. The Tennessee Department of Safety administers and enforces requirements for solid waste vehicles.

State Requirements


Lighting Requirements

Rule 1340-06-01-.22

Vehicles that collect municipal solid waste or recyclables have lighting requirements when stopped or standing on a paved or improved main traveled portion of a road, street, or highway in Tennessee. ...

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Governing Law and Regulations
Regulatory Agencies
Comparison: State vs. Federal
State Requirements