Waste Transporter Permit Program
The New York State Environmental Conservation Law requires that anyone engaged in the transportation of regulated waste generated or disposed of within New York State must possess a valid New York State Part 364 Waste Transporter Permit. Specific requirements for persons transporting regulated waste are included in 6 NYCRR Part 364. All transporters are required to submit proof of Worker's Compensation Insurance (PDF) (18 KB).
Regulated waste includes: hazardous and nonhazardous commercial/industrial waste, waste oil, petroleum-contaminated soil, regulated medical waste, waste tires, asbestos, residential septage, nonresidential raw sewage or sewage-contaminated wastes, sludge from a sewage treatment plant or water supply treatment plant, or low-level radioactive waste (LLRW).
For LLRW, highway transport through New York State requires a permit, regardless of whether or not you stop to pick up or dispose.
Forms for Waste Transporters
- Waste Transporter Application and Annual Report (PDF) (249 KB)
- Sample of Completed Waste Transporter Application (PDF) (257 KB)
- Waste Transporter Certification of HazMat/OSHA Training Information (PDF) (76 KB)
- Regulated Medical Waste Self-Transport Registration Form (PDF) (40 KB)
Waste Transporter Permit General Conditions
A list of waste transporter permit general conditions that are printed on each permit.
Frequently Asked Questions
For questions on Waste Transporter Permits, please review our Frequently Asked Questions Page.
If you have additional questions regarding the DEC's Waste Transporter Permit Program, staff in our Waste Transporter Program will be happy to assist you. They can be reached by phone at (518) 402-8792 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Due to call volume, there may be a delay in responding to telephone inquiries. It is recommended that if you have questions, please send us an email at: email@example.com.
Effective December 1, 2009, Important Changes to the Part 364-381 Permit Program to Reduce the Time Needed to Complete and Process Your Permit Application!
New Easy to Read Forms - Previous permit application forms have been revised. There are now only seven easy-to -read pages that must be completed when submitting a new permit application, a permit renewal or modification. The new application is available online in a fillable format. The application may be completed online, downloaded, saved and retrieved by you for updates. However, the completed application must still be mailed to the Department.
Insurance Requirements - Proof of Automobile Insurance is no longer required to be submitted. Also, a summary of General Liability Insurance coverage is only required to be submitted by Hazardous Waste, Low Level Radioactive Waste and Regulated Medical Waste transporters. Copies of the actual insurance policies are no longer required to be submitted but must be in your possession and available upon request or inspection by the Department. Proof of Workers' Compensation Insurance must be submitted with all new and renewed permits.
Change in Disposal Facility Requirements - You are no longer required to submit forms signed by disposal facilities verifying that they can accept your waste for disposal. It is each transporter's responsibility to ensure that the disposal facility is able to take the waste by first checking with the facility, obtain written approval and then enter the facility's permit or registration number in the appropriate section on your permit application. Copies of the disposal facility's actual written approval must be current and in your possession (at your place of business), and made available upon request or inspection by the Department.
Reduction in Paper Use for Permits - All permits are still required to be renewed annually. However, permit renewals with NO changes will be issued only a new first page of the existing permit showing a change in effective and expiration dates. Such page must be attached to all copies of the full permit in each transport vehicle. Permit renewal applications with changes or permit modification applications will be issued the first page and any page that was requested to be changed. Such pages must be attached to all copies of the full permit in each transport vehicle.
It is each waste transporter's responsibility to ensure that their permit is renewed prior to its expiration date. Renewal applications must be received at least one month in advance of the expiration date to ensure that it will be processed prior to the permit expiration date.