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Local Solid Waste Management Plan (LSWMP) Compliance


The implementation of the LSWMP is an ongoing process, so it is expected that adjustments will need to be made along the way. A Biennial Compliance Report provides planning units with an opportunity to review the progress made towards implementing their LSWMP and to revise areas for improvement, needs for expansion, and system inefficiencies. If the planning unit is not making progress in a certain area, these components of the plan need to be reevaluated and appropriate adjustments made to the implementation schedule and projections as necessary in order to accurately depict the goals of the LSWMP and to meet the existing solid waste management needs.

Once the LSWMP is approved, the Biennial Compliance Report of the LSWMP must be submitted to the DEC every two years no later than March 1st in every odd year. Further information on the contents of this report can be found in 6 NYCRR Part 360-15.12.

Additionally, an Annual Planning Unit Recycling Report (PDF) (572 KB) must be submitted every year no later than March 1st, where all the solid waste generated by the planning unit must be accounted for.

Electronic submittals of both reports to are encouraged.

When is a modification to the LSWMP required?

A planning unit must undertake a LSWMP modification if there are significant changes in the method of managing solid waste, the administrative structure, or a difference of more than one year to any component of the LSWMP implementation schedule. The modification must be submitted for review and approval to the Department. Further information on these procedures can be found in 6 NYCRR Part 360-15.11.

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