HW 21: Class A Recycling Permit (Presumptive Approval)

This permit sets conditions for the shipping or receiving of Class A regulated recyclable materials. Some off-site recycling activities may require additional MassDEP permits.
For most recycling activities covered by this permit, applications are considered approved after 21 days.

MassDEP Hazardous Waste Treatment & Recycling Contact

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How to apply HW 21: Class A Recycling Permit (Presumptive Approval)

File online via the EEA ePlace Portal. See details below.

Next steps for HW 21: Class A Recycling Permit (Presumptive Approval)

  1. Review the Instructions

    See the documents below for:

    • Guidance on how to prepare your application, including a completeness checklist.
    • ePlace Portal screen-by-screen online filing instructions.
  2. Complete the Supporting Forms

    Important Note: Even though you are applying online, you need to complete the appropriate forms in the Recycling Data Sheets package below for upload as an attachment during the online filing process.

    You may fill out and save the Microsoft Word form on your computer. The PDF version has to be printed out and completed by hand.

  3. Submit Your Application & Fee Payment

    1. File online via the ePlace Portal.

      Note: If you are a first-time user, you will need to create an account first.

      See the ePlace account setup instructions, Quick Guides, FAQs and Comprehensive User Manual below.
    2. When prompted, upload your completed supporting forms package from Step 2 above as an attachment.
    3. Pay your fee online with a credit card and submit your application, or you may mail your fee payment to:
    Department of Environmental Protection
    P. O. Box 4062
    Boston, MA 02211
  4. MassDEP Reviews Your Application

    For most recycling activities covered by this permit, applications are considered approved after 21 business days. Some off-site recycling activities may require additional MassDEP permits.

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