Through these regulations, MassDEP aims to prevent pollution, maximize materials reuse, and conserve both natural resources and energy by ensuring the proper handling, transfer, processing and disposal of solid waste.

310 CMR 19.000: Solid Waste Management Facility Regulations  pdf format of 310 CMR 19.000: Solid Waste Management Facility Regs

These regulations were last amended in February 2014 (Solid Waste Regulatory Reform). PDF contains all sections.
Questions about these regulations? Email thomas.adamczyk@state.ma.us or contact the appropriate MassDEP Regional Solid Waste Chief:

Central Region
Jim McQuade
508-767-2759
james.mcquade@state.ma.us

Northeast Region
Mark Fairbrother
978-694-3298
mark.fairbrother@state.ma.us

Southeast Region
Mark Dakers
508-946-2847
mark.dakers@state.ma.us

Western Region
Dan Hall
413-755-2212
daniel.hall@state.ma.us

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310 CMR 19.000: Proposed Amendments & Public Comment

  • There are no proposed regulations out for public comment at this time.

310 CMR 19.000: Recently Promulgated Amendments

  • There have been no recent amendments to these regulations.
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Transfer, Handling, Landfill & Combustion Facilities

Existing Facility Closure & Assessment

Beneficial Use & Special Waste Determinations

Demonstration Projects

Landfill Post-Closure Use Permits

Solid Waste Facility Third-Party Inspections & Inspectors

  • Compliance Update: Extension of Solid Waste Facility Third-Party Inspector Registration Renewal Deadlines
    Due to delays in implementing the new solid waste facility third-party inspector online application process, MassDEP is extending renewal deadlines for currently registered inspectors. If your registration expired in 2016 or will expire during the first five months of 2017, you now have until June 1, 2017, to renew. MassDEP will notify you of the new online renewal procedure when the system is available. If you have questions, please contact Tom Adamczyk at 617-574-6867.
  • BWP SW 48 - Third-Party Inspector Qualifications Statement
    Anyone intending to perform third-party waste ban or operation and maintenance inspections of solid waste management facilities must submit this form.
  • List of Registered Solid Waste Facility Third-Party Inspectors - January 2017  pdf format of Registered Solid Waste Facility Third-Party Inspectors
xls format of                             Registered Solid Waste Facility Third-Party Inspectors
    Environmental professionals who have met MassDEP requirements for performing third-party waste ban or operation and maintenance inspections of solid waste management facilities.
  • Third-Party Inspection Forms: Waste Ban Compliance
    Effective January 1, 2015, all Massachusetts solid waste facilities are required by 310 CMR 19.018 to undergo periodic third-party waste ban compliance inspections.
  • Third-Party Inspection Forms: Operation & Maintenance
    Effective January 1, 2015, all Massachusetts solid waste facilities are required by 310 CMR 19.018 to undergo periodic third-party operation and maintenance inspections.
  • MassDEP Waste Ban Training
    You must attend one of these sessions and meet additional requirements to be listed by MassDEP as a qualified third-party waste ban inspector.

Annual Solid Waste Facility Reporting

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