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Waste Transporters

To reduce person-to-person contact and protect waste collection and disposal workers during the COVID-19 emergency, DEC is authorizing the use of alternative signature procedures for solid waste, hazardous waste, and low-level radioactive waste shipping papers. Please see this enforcement discretion letter for more information.

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 one of the following depending on the waste type:

  • A valid New York State Part 364 Waste Transporter Permit
  • A valid New York State Part 364 Waste Transporter Registration
  • A valid New York State Part 381 Waste Transporter Permit

Specific requirements for persons transporting regulated waste are included in 6 NYCRR Part 364 (link leaves DEC website) and 6 NYCRR Part 381 (link leaves DEC website).

Authorization Required by Waste Type
Part 364 Permit Part 381 Permit Part 364 Registration
  • non-hazardous commercial/industrial waste
  • hazardous waste
  • universal waste
  • grease trap waste
  • waste oil
  • petroleum-contaminated soil
  • oil and gas well drill cuttings
  • oil and gas well completion or production wastes
  • residential septage
  • residential raw sewage including portable toilet wastes
  • non-residential raw sewage or sewage-contaminated wastes
  • sludge from a sewage treatment plant or water supply treatment plant
  • regulated medical waste
  • waste tires
  • asbestos
  • low-level radioactive waste (LLRW)
  • mixed waste (LLRW mixed with hazardous waste)
  • construction and demolition debris including all categories of fill materials
  • commercial solid waste
  • household hazardous waste
  • regulated medical waste
  • sharps

A complete list of regulated waste pertinent to Part 364 can be found in 6 NYCRR Part 364-1.2 (link leaves DEC website).

Special Requirements

For low-level radioactive waste (LLRW), highway transport through New York State requires a Part 381 permit, regardless of whether or not you stop to pick up or dispose of LLRW in the State.

In order for a permitted RMW transporter to obtain authorization from the Department to transport Viral Hemorrhagic Fever (VHF) contaminated waste, the transporter must provide evidence that they have USDOT Party Status to DOT-SP 16279 for packaging and transporting VHF waste and must complete and submit to NYSDEC, a Certification for Transport of Viral Hemorrhagic Fever Waste form (PDF) (69 KB). Additional information on transporting VHF waste can be found on the NYS Hemorrhagic Fever Virus Waste Disposal Fact Sheet.

Waste Transporter Permit Forms

Waste Transporter Registration Forms

General Conditions for Waste Transporters

Below are the General Conditions that are a component of each Part 364/381 permit or Part 364 registration

Frequently Asked Questions

If you will be working in the New York City area, we recommend you contact the New York City Business Integrity Commission (BIC), at (212) 437-0555, or via their website (which can be found in the right hand column) as they may have additional requirements to operate in New York City.

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

Information About Completing Your Part 364 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 new completed application must still be mailed to the Department.

Insurance Requirements - All transporters are required to submit proof of Worker's Compensation Insurance (PDF) (18 KB). A summary of General Liability, Auto Liability, and Pollution Liability Insurance coverage is required to be submitted by Hazardous Waste, Low Level Radioactive Waste and Waste Oil transporters. Regulated Medical Waste transporters are required to provide a summary of General Liability and Auto Liability. Proof of Workers' Compensation Insurance must be submitted with all new and renewed waste transporter 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, and then enter the facility's permit or registration number in the appropriate section on your permit application.

It is each waste transporter's responsibility to ensure that their permit is renewed prior to its expiration date. Renewal applications are mailed to the transporter in advance of their permit expiration date, and must be received at least one month in advance of the permit expiration date to ensure that it will be processed prior to the permit expiration date.