• Please Note: Due to recent amendments to solid waste facility site assignment regulations at 310 CMR 16.00, this annual report is moving to a new online filing platform for 2014. MassDEP will provide facilities with instructions and login information by mid January.

Report Fact Sheet

This annual report is due by February 15 after each reporting year. 

General Instructions

  1. Please report tonnage received from Massachusetts sources only in the calendar year period of January 1, 2012 through December 31, 2012.
  2. Please report all quantities in TONS.
  3. All Material Types Are Mutually Exclusive. Please do not report the same tonnage in more than one category. For example, if you process 4,000 tons of wood, and 2,000 tons went to wood for fuel, and 2,000 tons were C&D wood recycled, you would report these tonnages separately.
  4. CorrectIncorrect
    C&D Wood 2,000 tonsC&D Wood 4,000 tons
    Wood for Fuel 2,000 tonsWood for Fuel 2,000 tons
  5. In order to avoid double counting, please do not report tonnage received from other processors. For example, do not report any tonnage received from a Material Recycling Facility (MRF), since that material is already counted in that facility’s report. However, any material received via direct haul from a generator should be counted.
  6. If specific tonnage by material is unavailable, please report the total waste processed and the estimated amount by each material. For example, if you recycled 10,000 tons of material total, and estimate that 75% of that material was metal and 25% was asphalt, brick, and concrete (ABC), please report 7,500 tons metal and 2,500 tons ABC.


  • Asphalt Paving, Brick and Concrete (ABC): Paving or building material normally used in construction activities
  • Asphalt Roofing Shingles: Roofing shingles sent for recycling.
  • Carpet: Used carpet from construction and demolition projects sent for recycling.
  • Ceiling Tiles: Ceiling tiles from both residential and commercial construction.
  • Co-Mingled Materials: Materials such as glass, plastic, metal and paper, that are collected and received mixed together.
  • Disposal: The final dumping, landfilling or placement of solid waste into or on any land or water or the incineration of solid waste.
  • Diversion: Other uses for materials other than disposal, including recycling, wood used as fuel (not including material sent to municipal waste combustors), and grading and shaping or cover material for landfills.
  • Electronics: All consumer electronics.
  • Glass: Includes all containers, packaging, and glass found in appliances, furniture and plate glass.
  • Gypsum Wallboard: Gypsum wallboard from C&D activities sent for recycling.
  • Metals-Non-C&D: Ferrous and non-ferrous metals derived from used appliances, residential scrap metal, manufacturing processes, aluminum, and beverage and other steel/tin cans. Does not include automotive metals or C&D materials (such as aluminum siding, wiring and piping)-please report this tonnage under Metal-C&D), or industrial metals.
  • Metals-C&D: metal from construction and demolition debris, such as rebar, aluminum siding, and piping.
  • Organics-Food Waste: Includes uneaten food, food preparation scraps from residences and commercial establishments (restaurants, supermarkets and produce stands), institutional sources (school cafeterias) and employee lunchrooms.
  • Organics-Yard Waste: Deciduous and coniferous seasonal deposition (e.g., leaves), grass clippings, weeds, hedge clippings, garden materials, but not brush, stumps and other wood.
  • Paper-Except Cardboard: Includes magazines, newspapers, office paper, telephone directories, mixed paper, and other paper products including books, third-class mail, commercial printing, paper towels, paper plates and cups.
  • Paper-Cardboard: Includes all old corrugated containers.
  • Plastic: Includes all types of plastics from packaging, food containers, beverage containers, bags, wraps, and plastics found in appliances, furniture, and sporting and recreational equipment.
    Processors: Refers to intermediate operators that handle recyclable materials from collectors and generators for the purpose of preparing materials for recycling (MRFs, scrap metal yards, paper dealers and glass beneficiation plants). Processors act as an intermediary between collectors and end users of recyclable materials.
  • Recycling: Series of activities by which discarded materials are collected, sorted, processed and converted into raw materials and used in the production of new products. Excludes the use of materials as a fuel substitute for energy production.
  • Textiles: Includes fiber from apparel, furniture, linens (sheets and towels), rugs, and footwear.
  • Tires-Non-Fuel: Tires from automobiles and trucks, but does not include tires that are chipped for energy recovery.
  • Tires-Fuel: Tires that are sent to Waste to Energy Facilities to be used as fuel.
  • Wood-Non-Fuel: New lumber, particle board, pallets or wood from construction and demolition waste recycled into mulch, particle board, or other uses. Does not include wood from land clearing or wood sent for fuel.
  • Wood for Fuel: New or used lumber, C&D Wood, or wood waste that is sent to power plants for energy recovery (not including wood sent to municipal waste combustors).
  • Other: Other materials recycled such as mattresses, Household Hazardous Waste, Bulky Waste, oil filters, fluorescent tubes.