SW 05, 08, 15, 19 & 26-29: Construct a New or Expanded Facility

For the design and construction of a new solid waste management facility or the expansion of an existing one.

MassDEP Regional Solid Waste Section Chiefs

Online

MassDEP Regional Offices Find Your Region 
Central Region: Jim McQuade, 508-767-2759 james.mcquade@state.ma.us 
Northeast Region: Mark Fairbrother, 978-694-3298 mark.fairbrother@state.ma.us 
Southest Region: Mark Dakers, 508-946-2847 mark.dakers@state.ma.us 
Western Region: Dan Hall, 413-755-2212 daniel.hall@state.ma.us 

The Details

How to apply

For SW 05: Large Handling Facility, SW 08: Landfill Phase Approval, SW 19: Small Handling Facility, SW 26: Large Landfill or Expansion, SW 27: Medium Landfill or Expansion, SW 28: Small Landfill or Expansion, or SW 29: Wood Waste Landfill:

File online via the ePlace Portal. See details below.

Note: MassDEP is not reviewing applications for SW 15: Combustion Facility at this time.

Next steps

  1. Before You Apply

    Contact the appropriate MassDEP Regional Office to schedule a pre-application conference. This will help you prepare a better application, saving you time and likely resulting in faster review. If you apply without setting up a meeting, MassDEP may require one anyway before it can determine whether your application is administratively complete.

  2. Review the Instructions

    See the documents below for:

    • Guidance on how to prepare your application, including a completeness checklist.
    • Important Note: Even when applying online, you will still need to complete a conventional Application Form and upload it as an attachment during the online filing process.
    • ePlace Portal screen-by-screen online filing instructions for:
      SW 05: Large Handling Facility
      SW 08: Landfill Phase Approval
      SW 19: Small Handling Facility
      SW 26: Large Landfill or Expansion
      SW 27: Medium Landfill or Expansion
      SW 28: Small Landfill or Expansion
      SW 29: Wood Waste Landfill:

    Note: MassDEP is not reviewing applications for SW 15: Combustion Facility at this time.

  3. Complete the Application Form

    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.

    Important Note: Even when applying online, you will still need to complete a conventional Application Form and upload it as an attachment during the online filing process.

  4. Look Up the Application Fee

  5. 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 Application Form from Step 3 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

    Note: MassDEP is not reviewing applications for SW 15: Combustion Facility at this time.

Contact

Online
MassDEP Regional Offices Find Your Region 
Central Region: Jim McQuade, 508-767-2759 james.mcquade@state.ma.us 
Northeast Region: Mark Fairbrother, 978-694-3298 mark.fairbrother@state.ma.us 
Southest 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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