West Virginia Solid Waste Transporters regulations & environmental compliance analysis

West Virginia Solid Waste Transporters: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations:

Solid waste transporters: West Virginia Regulations (WV Reg.) 150-9-1 and WV Reg. 150-9-6

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Waste tire transporters: WV Reg. 33-5-2 and WV Reg. 33-5-3

Regulatory Agencies

West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Division of Water and Waste Management

Public Service Commission of West Virginia (PSC) Transportation Administration Division

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. West Virginia has state-specific rules for solid waste transporters and waste tire transporters.

Administration and enforcement. PSC administers and enforces the rules for solid waste transporters. DEP administers and enforce the rules for waste tire transporters in West Virginia.

State Requirements


WV Reg. 150-9-1 and WV Reg. 150-9-6

Solid waste includes any garbage, paper, litter, refuse cans, and bottles. It also includes:

  • Waste tires
  • Sludge from a wastewater treatment plant, water supply treatment plant, or air pollution control facility
  • Carcasses of dead animals or any other unsightly material
  • Solid, liquid, semiliquid, or contained liquid or gaseous material from industrial, commercial, mining, or community activities

Requirements for solid waste transporters include:

  • Vehicles must be properly and sanitarily maintained.
  • Spills that occur during pickups must be cleaned up.
  • All solid waste transporters must participate in a recycling program that attempts to address at least 30 percent of the wastestream generated by customers.
  • A list of industrial, commercial, and residential customers must be provided annually to DEP and to the county and ...

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