Rhode Island Solid Waste regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Rhode Island Solid Waste: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Solid (nonhazardous) waste management laws and rules: Rhode Island Recycling Act, Rhode Island General Laws (RI Gen. Laws) 23-18.8-1 to 23-18.8-5; Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation Act, RI Gen. Laws 23-19-1 to 23-19-41, and regulations at Rhode Island Rules and Regulations (RI Rule) 12.030.021 to 12.030.028

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Types of facilities: RI Rule 12.030.021-1.1.00

Definitions: RI Rule 12.030.021-1.3.00

Prohibitions: RI Rule 12.030.021-1.4.00

General application standards: RI Rule 12.030.021-1.5.00

General operating standards: RI Rule 12.030.021-1.7.00

Facility access: RI Rule 12.030.021-1.7.02

Processing polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB) waste: RI Rule 12.030.021-1.7.04

Safety standards: RI Rule 12.030.021-1.7.06, RI Rule 12.030.021-1.7.08, and RI Rule 12.030.021-1.7.12(a)

Buffer zones: RI Rule 12.030.021-1.7.15

Closure procedures: RI Rule 12.030.021-1.5.10 , and RI Rule 12.030.021-1.7.14

Financial assurance: RI Rule 12.030.021-1.5.10


Licensing fees: RI Rule 12.030.021-1.13.01 and RI Rule 12.030.021-1.13.02

Operating fees: RI Rule 12.030.021-1.13.03 and RI Rule 12.030.021-1.13.04

Reporting and recordkeeping:

Solid waste landfills (SWLFs): RI Rule 12.030.021-1.13.04 and RI Rule 12.030.022-2.3.25

Mixed solid waste composting: RI Rule 12.030.028-8.7.26

Waste tire storage facilities: RI Rule 12.030.025-5.2.03

Construction and demolition (C/D) processing facilities: RI Rule 12.030.027-7.2.02

Incinerator and resource recovery facilities: RI Rule 12.030.024-4.3.00


SWLFs: RI Rule 12.030.022-2.3.06

Mixed solid waste composting facilities: RI Rule 12.030.028-8.7.35

Incinerator and resource recovery facilities: RI Rule 12.030.024-4.3.31

Handling of special wastes: RI Rule 12.030.022-2.3.06(d)


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