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SW 36, 37: Landfill Post-Closure Use Permit

Anyone intending to use a solid waste landfill for another purpose after the site is closed and capped needs to obtain this permit from MassDEP.

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

File online via the ePlace Portal. See details below.

Next steps

  1. Before You Apply

    Schedule a pre-application meeting with the appropriate MassDEP Regional Office before you proceed. This will clarify the process for you and acquaint agency staff with your project.

    MassDEP needs to ensure that you can safely establish and operate the passive recreation, renewable energy, or other facility you are proposing - without damaging the landfill cover or liner system, or harming people or the environment.

  2. Review the Instructions

    See the documents below for:

    • Guidance on how to prepare your application, including a completeness checklist. I
    • 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.
  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

    The amount will vary, depending on the size and complexity of the proposed project.

  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

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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