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Waste Management


One of the many roles of the department is to protect New York State's environment and the health of its citizens through innovative, rational, and reasonable management of solid and hazardous and special waste that secures public confidence and provides for sustainable economic development that is responsive to environmental concerns.

We regulate and monitor solid and hazardous waste facilities and generators of hazardous waste; control disposal of radioactive materials; and promote sound management of wastes by communities, businesses and industries.

For information pertaining to recycling or composting in New York, please visit our Recycling and Composting page.

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    625 Broadway
    Albany, NY 12233-7012
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