Washington Solid Waste Transporters regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Washington Solid Waste Transporters: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Department of Ecology regulations:

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Solid waste transportation and collection: Washington Administrative Code (WAC) 173-350-300

Waste tire transporters: WAC 173-350-350

Recyclable materials transporters: WAC 173-345-010 to 173-345-100

Utilities and Transportation Commission regulations:

Applicability: WAC 480-70-006 and WAC 480-70-011

Certificates: WAC 480-70-081, WAC 480-70-091, and WAC 480-70-136

Fees: WAC 480-70-076 and WAC 480-70-086

Reporting: WAC 480-70-071

Financial responsibility: WAC 480-70-081

Safety requirements: WAC 480-70-201

Regulatory Agencies

Washington Department of Ecology (WDOE) Solid Waste and Financial Assistance Program

Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission (UTC)

Local health departments

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Washington has requirements for solid waste transporters that include litter prevention, cleaning, and inspections. All waste tire carriers must obtain a waste tire carrier license. The Washington Department of Ecology (WDOE) has also adopted standards for the transportation of recyclable materials that include transporter registration, facility notification, and collection requirements.

WDOE also has rules pertaining to transporters of certain recycled electronic products. See the state section HAZARDOUS WASTE TRANSPORTERS for these requirements.

UTC has requirements for companies in the business of transporting solid waste for collection and/or disposal over public highways in Washington.

Administration and enforcement. WDOE, UTC, and local health departments administer and enforce the state's rules for ...

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