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Waste Management, Composting & Recycling Permits

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Hazardous waste
Type of Facility/
Activity & link to more info
Do I Need a Permit, Registration
or License?
How Do I Apply?
Hazardous Waste Land Disposal Facility
Operating Permits/Post-Closure Permits
A permit is required when hazardous waste is disposed on land, surface impoundments and waste piles. Even tanks (above ground or below ground) which store hazardous waste and have leaked their contents into the surrounding soil and groundwater are considered a "landfill" if all contamination cannot be removed when the tank is closed Contact NYS DEC Division of Environmental Remediation at 518-402-9814 or email them
at derweb@dec.ny.gov or contact your DEC regional permit administrator

Radioactive Materials
Type of Facility/Activity
& link to more info
Do I Need a Permit, Registration
or License?
How Do I Apply?
Discharge or Disposal Of Radioactive Material Permits If you discharge licensed radioactive material to the environment in NY you may be required to have a permit. See when a permit is needed. Contact NYSDEC Division of Environmental Remediation 518-402-9625 or derweb@dec.ny.gov
Low-level Radioactive Waste Disposal Transporter Permit A NYS Part 364 permit is required to transport Low-level Radioactive Waste generated or disposed of within New York State. Waste Transport Permit Application (PDF)
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Electronic Waste
Type of Facility/Activity
& link to more info
Do I Need a Permit, Registration
or License?
How Do I Apply?
Manufacturers of Covered Electronic Equipment (CEE)
- Registration
Manufacturers, including those who assemble, manufacture, import, and/or own a brand name of CEE that is offered for sale in NYS are required to register. Registration form
(PDF)
Collective Electronic Waste Acceptance Programs - Registration Collective electronic waste acceptance programs, representing one or more manufacturers of covered electronic equipment, are required to register under the NYS Electronic Equipment Recycling and Reuse Act. Registration Form (PDF)
Electronic Waste Collection Sites, Consolidation Facilities and Recycling Facilities - Registration Electronic waste collection sites, consolidation facilities and/or recycling facilities are required to register under the NYS Electronic Equipment Recycling and Reuse Act. Registration Form
(PDF)
Electronic Equipment Recycling and Reuse Act - Registration Fee Form This registration fee form is for use by manufacturers of covered electronic equipment, collective electronic waste acceptance programs, and electronic waste consolidation and recycling facilities required to registration under the New York State Electronics Recycling and Reuse Act. Registration Fee
Form (PDF)


Waste Transport
Type of Facility/Activity
& link to more info
Do I Need a Permit, Registration
or License?
How Do I Apply?
Waste Transporter Permit 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.
*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).
Part 364 Waste Transporter Permit Application (PDF)


Landfills
Type of Facility/Activity
& link to more info
Do I Need a Permit, Registration
or License?
How Do I Apply?
Municipal Solid Waste Landfill
Permit
Yes, a permit is required pursuant to Part 360-2.1 and part 360-1.7(a)(1)(i) Contact your DEC regional permit administrator
Industrial/Commercial Landfill Permit
Long Island Landfill (Over two acres) A clean fill site located in Nassau or Suffolk County which is larger than 2 acres in requires a permit to operate and must meet the requirements of Part 360-8.6(d).
Long Island Landfill (Less than two acres) A clean fill site located in Nassau or Suffolk County which is less than 2 acres in size requires a permit to operate and must meet the requirements of Part 360-8.6(c).
Long Island Landfill-Grade Adjustment A Long Island landfill is exempt from the permitting requirements of Part 360 if it accepts only recognizable uncontaminated concrete and concrete products (including steel or fiberglass reinforcing rods that are embedded in the concrete), asphalt pavement, sand, dirt, soil, brick, stone and glass; places material for the sole purpose of land reclamation such as grade adjustment; and meets all the other requirements of 360-8.6(b). EXEMPT
Construction & Demolition Debris Landfill Permit A permit is required pursuant to Part 360-2.14 and Part 360-1.7(a)(1)(i). Contact your DEC regional permit administrator
Construction & Demolition Debris Landfill-Land Clearing Debris Registration A C&D debris landfill requires a Part 360 registration rather than a permit to operate if it is less than 3 acres in size, accepts only land clearing debris, and meets the other requirements of Part 360-7.2. Contact your DEC regional Materials Management staff
Construction &Demolition Debris Landfill - RUCARBS (recognizable uncontaminated concrete, asphalt, rock, bricks and soil) A C&D debris landfill is exempt from the permitting requirements of Part 360 if it operates only between sunrise and sunset, requires no fee or other form of consideration for the privilege of using the facility, and accepts only recognizable uncontaminated concrete and concrete products (including steel or fiberglass reinforcing rods that are embedded in the concrete), asphalt pavement, brick, glass, soil and rock. EXEMPT
Construction & Demolition Debris Landfill - Tree wastes A C&D debris landfill is exempt from the permitting requirements of Part 360 if it operates only between sunrise and sunset, requires no fee or other form of consideration for the privilege of using the facility, and accepts only trees, stumps, yard waste, and wood chips generated from these materials when origin and disposal of such properties occur on properties under the same ownership or control.
C&D Debris Landfill - APA permit A C&D debris landfill is exempt from the permitting requirements of Part 360 if it is operated pursuant to a permit issued by the Adirondack Park Agency and meets the other requirements of 360-7.1(b)(iii).


Municipal Waste Combustors
Type of Facility/Activity
& link to more info
Do I Need a Permit, Registration
or License?
How Do I Apply?
Municipal Waste Combustor - Permit A permit is required by Part 360-3.1 and Part 360-1.7(a)(1)(i) For all solid waste facility permits, please contact your DEC regional permit administrator
MWC Ash Monofill - Permit
Solid Waste Pyrolysis Unit - Permit
Refuse-Derived Fuel Processing Facility - Permit


Transfer Stations
Type of Facility/Activity
& link to more information
Do I Need a Permit, Registration
or License?
How Do I Apply?
Transfer Station Permit Yes. Required by Part 360-11.1(a) and Part 360-1.7(a)(1)(i) Contact your DEC regional permit administrator
Transfer Station-Small Municipal
Registration
A transfer station that is owned or operated by a municipality (or contracted by on on behalf of a municipality) requires
a Part 360 registration rather than a permit if it receives less than 50,000 cubic yards or 12,500 tons of solid waste annually, stores no more than 1,000 cubic yards or or 250 tons of solid waste at any given time, and meets the other requirements of 360-11.1(b)(1)
Contact your DEC regional materials management staff
Transfer Station-Small Municipal Containerized - Registration A transfer station that is owned or operated by a municipality (or contracted by on on behalf of a municipality) requires a Part 360 registration rather than a permit if it receives less than 50,000 cubic yards or 12,500 tons of containerized solid waste annually, does not opened the containers for any reason, and meets the other requirements of 360-11.1(b)(2)
Transfer Station - Vehicle to Vehicle A location where solid waste is transferred from vehicle to vehicle is exempt from permitting under Part 360 if it meets the requirements of Part 360-1.2(b)(172) N/A


Construction & Demolition (C&D) Processing Facility
Type of Facility/Activity
& link to more information
Do I Need a Permit, Registration
or License?
How Do I Apply?
C&D Debris Processing Facility - Permit Yes. Required by Part 360-16.1(a) and Part 360-1.7(a)(1)(i) Contact your DEC regional permit administrator
C&D Debris Processing Facility - CARBS Registration A C&D debris processing facility requires a Part 360 registration rather than a permit so long as it receives and processes only recognizable, uncontaminated concrete and other masonry waste (including steel or fiberglass reinforcing embedded in concrete), asphalt pavement, brick, soil or rock and meets the other requirements of 360-16.1(d)(i). Contact your DEC regional materials management staff
C&D Debris Processing Facility - Uncontaminated/
Unadulterated Wood - Registration
A C&D debris processing facility requires a Part 360 registration rather than a permit so long as it receives and processes only uncontaminated and unadulterated wood.
C&D Debris Processing Facility - Land clearing
debris and related materials
A facility that receives and processes only unadulterated wood, wood chips, or bark from logging operations, pulp and paper production, or wood products manufacturing; or land clearing debris is exempt from regulation under Part 360. N/A

Household Hazardous Waste
Type of Facility/Activity & link to more Information Do I Need a Permit, Registration
or License?
How Do I Apply?
Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility A permit is required for a permanent household hazardous waste collection and storage facility as described in Part 373-4.4 Contact your DEC regional permit administrator
Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event HHW collection events that are conducted by not-for-profits to dispose of HHW are do not require a permit, but do require written approval from DEC for an event or series of events. N/A


Waste Tire Storage Facility
Type of Facility/ Activity
& link to more information
Do I Need a Permit, Registration
or License?
How Do I Apply?
Waste Tire Storage Facility - Permit Yes. Required by Part 360-13.1 and Part 360-1.7(a)(1)(i) Contact your DEC regional permit administrator
Waste Tire Retreader - Registration Please contact your DEC regional materials management staff
Storage for Energy Recovery - Registration A facility storing waste tires for energy recovery requires a Part 360 registration rather than a permit so long as it stores no more than 1000 tires at any one time and meets the requirements of Part 360-13.1(d)(2)(i).
Tire dealer selling waste tires - Registration A tire dealer selling waste tires requires a Part 360 registration rather than a permit so long as it stores no more than 1000 tires at any one time and meets the requirements of Part 360-13.1(d)(2)(ii).
Ingredient in Manufacturing - Registration A facility using waste tires in the manufacture of a new product requires a Part 360 registration rather than a permit so long as it stores no more than 1000 tires at any one time and meets the requirements of Part 360-13.1(d)(2)(i).

Medical Waste
Type of Facility/ Activity
& link to more information
Do I Need a Permit, Registration
or License?
How Do I Apply?
Storage, Transfer, and Disposal Facility Yes. Required by Part 360-10.1 and Part 360-1.7(a)(1)(i) Contact your DEC regional permit administrator
Treatment Facility Yes. Required by Part 360-10.1 and Part 360-1.7(a)(1)(i)
Regulated Medical Waste Storage, Transfer, and Disposal Facility
- Health Care Facility/Clinical Lab

A facility involved in the storage or transfer or RMW is exempt from the requirements of Part 360, so long as it meets the requirements of Part 360-10.1(b).

N/A
Regulated Medical Waste Treatment Facility - Health Care Facility/Clinical Lab A RMW treatment facility located at a health care facility or clinical laboratory is exempt from the requirements of Part 360 so long as it meets all the requirements of Part 360-17.1(c). N/A

Recycling
Type of Facility/ Activity & link to more information Do I Need a Permit, Registration
or License?
How Do I Apply?
Recyclables Handling and Recovery Facility -Registration A recyclables handling and recovery facility requires a Part 360 registration rather than a permit so long as it exclusively handles source separated, nonputrescible solid waste; generates residues of less than two tons or 15 percent of the average annual intake per day (whichever is greater) based on a full year of operation; and meets all the other requirements of Part 360-12.2.
Redemption Center Registration If your non-retail businesses accept empty containers for redemption from the public and pays the refund value, you are required to obtain a registration. Registration form (PDF)
Recyclables Handling and Recovery Facility -Returnable Container Redemption Operation
A returnable beverage container redemption operation conducted by or solely on the behalf of a dealer, distributor, or redemption center is exempt from regulation under Part 360 N/A
Recyclables Handling and Recovery Facility -
Manufacturing Facility
A manufacturing facility which accepts a source separated, non-putrescible recyclable and produces a marketable product that is then leased, sold, or used is exempt from regulation under Part 360 so long as it meets all the requirements of Part 360-12.1(b)(2)
Recyclables Handling and Recovery Facility -
Buy-back Center
A buy-back center that purchases source separated, nonputrescible recyclables from the public and accepts no other solid waste materials is exempt from regulation under Part 360.
Recyclables Handling and Recovery Facility -
Intermediate Processor
A facility that receives separated recyclables only from registered recyclables handling and recovery facilities and then markets same to other intermediate processors, brokers, or manufacturers is exempt from regulation under Part 360 so long as the solid waste handled is either recycled or disposed of appropriately.
Recyclables Handling and Recovery Facility -
Metal Salvage Facility, Scrap Metal Processor,
Facility that recovers metals from sludges

Scrap metal processors, metal salvage facilities, and facilities that recovery metal from sludges are exempt from the requirements of Part 360 so long as they submit a waste fluids report to the Department each year.


Vehicle Dismantling
Type of Facility/Activity & link to more information Do I Need a Permit, Registration or
License?
How Do I Apply?
Vehicle dismantling - EXEMPT from
Permitting, Registration or Licensing
Vehicle dismantling facilities are exempt from the requirement of Part 360, but must meet the requirements of Article 27 Title 23 of the Environmental Conservation Law, and complete an annual report form (PDF) N/A

Land Application and Composting

Land Application of Waste and Composting
Type of Facility/Activity &
link to more information
Do I Need a Permit, Registration
or License?
How Do I Apply?
Land Application under Part 360-4 - Permit

Composting under Part 360-5 - Permit
A permit is required for:
  • Land application of biosolids;
  • Large septage haulers;
  • Land application of industrial waste;
  • Storage of biosolids at land application sites;
  • Composting more than 10K cubic yards of yard waste/yr;
  • Composting more than 1K cubic yards of source separated organics/year
  • Composting or other processing of biosolids, septage, or mixed solid waste.
For all land application and composting permits,
please contact your DEC regional permit administrator
Land Application under Part 360-4 - Registration

Composting under Part 360-5 - Registration

A registration is required for:

  • Land application of non-recognizable food processing waste (NFPW);
  • Storage of NFPW and manure;
  • Land application of septage;
  • Storage and transfer of septage;
  • Composting 3K-10K cubic yards of yard waste/year;
  • Composting up to 1K cubic yards of source separated organic waste per year;
  • Composting of food processing waste.