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Municipal and Residual Waste Transportation and Safety Program

The Waste Transportation Safety (Act 90 of 2002, Chapter 62) requires all waste transportation vehicles (trucks and truck tractors with a registered gross vehicle weight greater than 17,000 lbs., and trailers with a registered gross vehicle weight greater than 10,000 lbs.) transporting municipal or residual waste to waste processing or disposal facilities in Pennsylvania to have a valid Waste Transporter Authorization. The law prohibits processing and disposal facilities from accepting waste from waste transportation vehicles that do not have a valid authorization.

Waste Transportation Safety Program Annual Report:

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Waste transportation vehicles with expired stickers/cab cards are not permitted to dispose of waste at solid waste facilities in Pennsylvania. Accepting waste at processing or disposal facilities in Pennsylvania, from an unauthorized waste hauler, is a violation of Act 90. Haulers are reminded that they should submit a renewal at least 90 days prior to their expiration date to ensure no lapse in their authorization. Any questions should be directed to the WTSP at 717-783-9258.

HOW to APPLY

Application Instructions and Forms for New Haulers

Application Instructions and Forms for Existing Haulers (Renewal or Add Vehicle)

Electronic Forms: Waste Haulers may submit new, renewal and addendum authorization requests through the DEP GreenPort.
Note: A valid credit card or debit card is necessary to utilize the Web-based system. Internet submissions provide a faster processing time than paper. Any questions or problems with the web application or the DEP Greenport should be directed to the DEP Help Desk at 717-705-3768.

Special Notice to Commonwealth Agencies: While the Web application may be used to submit information for new, renewal and addendum authorization requests, all payments must be made by means of a cost allocation. Credit card payments will not be accepted from Commonwealth agencies. Commonwealth agencies are to submit an electronic general invoice to DEP so that our comptroller can do a cost allocation procedure. Please contact the Waste Transportation Safety Program at 717-783-9258 for more information before using the Web application.

INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL BE RETURNED, RESULTING IN A DELAY IN AUTHORIZATION


COMPLIANCE HISTORY INFORMATION

Waste Transporter Authorization applicants are required to report any environmental enforcement actions issued against them by any Pennsylvania agency or federal agency within the past five years when submitting a new or renewal application. Enforcement actions issued by DEP are tracked in the department's eFACTS database. This information is available to the public. Instructions and a link to find this information are below. Please be advised, this database only contains records of enforcement actions issued by DEP. Applicants will need to use other means to find Enforcement actions issued by other Pennsylvania agencies or federal agencies. Instructions to find DEP Enforcement Actions.

Please note:

  • Waste violations and enforcements actions must also be reported for related corporations (corporations with common principals or have parent or subsidiary relationships).
  • Using the instructions above may not produce violations and enforcement actions that were taken in the last 10 business days. These must still be reported.

AUTHORIZATION EXEMPTIONS


AUTHORIZATION STATUS


LINKS to FACT SHEETS, FORMS and OTHER INFORMATION


Contact Information:

Phone:
717-783-9258
Email: ra-wtsp@pa.gov
Mail:

by US Postal Service:

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

by courier service:

PA Department of Environmental Protection
Bureau of Waste Management
Division of Reporting and Fee Collection
Rachel Carson State Office Building
14th Floor, 400 Market St.
Harrisburg, PA 17101-2301