Certification Fact Sheet
On January 31, 2014, the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) revised its waste ban regulations to add commercial organic material to the list of materials banned from disposal or transfer for disposal in the state.
Under 310 CMR 19.017, each solid waste facility must submit to MassDEP by July 1, 2014, either a revised Waste Ban Compliance Plan or a Waste Ban Compliance Plan Certification Form.
Solid waste transfer stations that are not construction and demotion waste transfer stations need to prepare a revised Waste Ban Compliance Plan, but are not required to submit this plan to MassDEP for review or approval as long as it is consistent with the Waste Ban Guidance for Operators of Solid Waste Facilities and is kept on site for review by the agency upon request. Transfer station operators are required to submit a Waste Ban Compliance Plan Certification Form to MassDEP by July 1, 2014.
Related Links: Attachments to the Waste Ban Guidance for Operators of Solid Waste Facilities