New York Solid Waste regulations & environmental compliance analysis

New York Solid Waste: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Solid waste law: New York Environmental Conservation Law (ECL) 27-0101 to 27-0719, ECL 27-1001 to 27-1019, ECL 27-1901 to 27-1915, and regulations at 6 New York Codes, Rules, and Regulations (NYCRR) 360 and 6 NYCRR 362 to 369

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Types of facilities and general requirements: 6 NYCRR 360-1.1 to 360-1.15

Solid waste facility permits and registration:

Permits: 6 NYCRR 360-1.7 to 360-1.13

Registration: 6 NYCRR 360-1.8(h)

Financial assurance: 6 NYCRR 360-1.12

Operation standards: 6 NYCRR 360-1.14

Maintenance and inspection: 6 NYCRR 360-1.14(f)

Training: 6 NYCRR 360-1.14(u)

Recordkeeping: 6 NYCRR 360-1.4(c) and 6 NYCRR 360-1.14(i)

Electronic disposal ban: ECL 27-2611

Beneficial use of solid waste:

Reuse rather than disposal: 6 NYCRR 360-1.2(a)(4)(vii) and 6 NYCRR 360-1.15(b)

Case-specific determination: 6 NYCRR 360-1.15(d)


Types: 6 NYCRR 360-2, 6 NYCRR 360-7 to 360-9, and 6 NYCRR 370.1(e)(2)(iii)

Financial assurance: 6 NYCRR 360-2.19

Requirements for specific solid waste facilities: 6 NYCRR 360-2 to 360-17

Recyclables handling and recovery facilities: 6 NYCRR 360-1.2(b)(131) and 6 NYCRR 360-12

Biosolids facilities: 6 NYCRR 360-1.2, 6 NYCRR 360-4.1 to 360-4.10, and 6 NYCRR 360-5.1 to 360-5.5

Waste tire facilities: 6 NYCRR 360-13.1 to 360-13.3

Regulatory Agency

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Office of Remediation and Materials Management Division of Materials Management Solid Waste Management Program

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 regulations for municipal solid waste landfills (MSWLFs). The state has general ...

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