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Bureau of Waste Management

The Bureau of Waste Management provides management oversight and support for the state through hazardous, municipal, and residual waste programs; municipal waste planning and recycling programs. Waste Management also provides technical and administrative support to the department's Solid Waste Advisory Committee. In addition, Waste Management administers the host municipality inspector program and manages the Recycling, Solid Waste Abatement and Waste Transportation and Safety Funds.

Bureau of Waste Management
Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
Post Office Box 69170
Harrisburg, PA 17106-9170

Bureau Director - Walt Harner

  • Phone: 717-783-2388
  • Fax: 717-787-1904
  • Email *

Program Development - Laura Henry

  • Phone: 717-787-2388
  • Fax: 717-787-1904

Divisions/Programs

Hazardous Waste Program - Tom Mellott

Manages and maintains the hazardous waste management program in coordination with the Federal hazardous waste (RCRA) program. Provides generator, transporter and treatment, storage and disposal facility (TSDF) support. Issues permits for hazardous waste and regulated medical/chemotherapeutic waste transporters.

  • Phone: 717-787-6239
  • Fax: 717-787-0884
  • Email *

Municipal Waste Program and Residual Waste Program - Ali Tarquino-Morris

Manages and maintains the municipal and residual waste program. Develops and maintains regulations, technical guidance documents, forms and fact sheets. Develops beneficial use and general permits and issues authorizations for municipal waste, residual waste, and waste tire transporters. Provides permit and technical expertise to Regional Office staff relative to municipal and residual waste permitting issues.

  • Phone: 717-787-7381
  • Fax: 717-787-1904
  • Beneficial Use/General Permit Email *
  • Municipal and Residual Waste Email *

Division of Waste Minimization and Planning - Larry Holley

Administers the municipal solid waste planning, recycling, and grant programs, resource recovery development grants program, and household hazardous waste (HHW) program.

  • Phone: 717-787-9871
  • Fax: 717-787-1904
  • Pennsylvania Recycling Hotline: 800-346-4242
  • Email *

Division of Reporting and Fee Collection - Rick Miklos and Lori Ruesskamp

Collects and manages receipt of Act 101 recycling fees, Act 108 hazardous waste fees, and Act 90 waste disposal fees. Processes hazardous, municipal, and residual waste reports and provides information on hazardous, municipal, and residual waste generated, managed, and disposed in Pennsylvania. Processes hazardous waste manifests.

Manages the Municipal and Residual Waste Transportation Authorization Program.

PA Department of Environmental Protection
Bureau of Waste Management
Division of Reporting and Fee Collection
P.O. Box 8550
Harrisburg, PA 17105-8550

  • Phone: 717-783-9258
  • Fax: 717-772-5739
  • Waste Transportation: 717-783-9258
  • Waste Transportation Email *

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