Siting approval requirements for solid waste facilities, including landfills, combustion facilities, and recycling, composting and conversion operations.
310 CMR 16.00: Proposed Amendments & Public Comment
- There are no proposed regulations out for public comment at this time.
310 CMR 16.00: Recently Promulgated Amendments
- There have been no recent amendments to these regulations.
- BWP SW 01, 38 - Site Suitability Report
The purpose of the site assignment process is to determine if a parcel of land is suitable to use as a site for a solid waste management facility.
Recycling, Composting & Conversion
- Notification - Exempt Recycling & Organics Management Activities
This form must be submitted for asphalt, brick and concrete recycling; tire chipping and shredding; small composting operations not at residences; and municipal material food collection as defined in 310 CMR 16.03.
- General Permit Initial & Annual Certifications: Recycling, Composting & Digestion
A certification must be submitted before any smaller new or newly acquired recycling, composting, aerobic digestion or anaerobic digestion operation as defined in 310 CMR 16.04 begins operations, and annually thereafter.
- BWP SW 46, 47 - Recycling, Composting or Conversion (RCC) Operation Permit, Modification or Renewal
A permit is required for any larger, more complex new or modified recycling, composting or conversion operation as defined in 310 CMR 16.05.
- Annual Report & Certification: Permitted Recycling, Composting & Conversion
Owner/operators of recycling, composting or conversion operation with written permits issued by MassDEP pursuant to 310 CMR 16.05 are required to submit annual reports and certifications to the agency.
- Small Transfer Station Recycling, Composting & Conversion Annual Report
Owner/operators of transfer stations permitted to accept less than 50 tons of waste per day are required to submit this report annually.
- BWP SW 49 - Certification for Transfer of a Permit
Solid waste permits are only valid to the specific owner and/or operator as identified on the permit. When there is a change in ownership of a solid waste facility, the new owner must identify itself to MassDEP for the facility’s permit to remain valid.