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Solid Waste Programs

Pennsylvania's Solid Waste Management Program oversees a broad range of waste types and management activities including the transportation, storage, processing, beneficial use and disposal of hazardous, municipal, and residual wastes.


The Hazardous Waste Program regulates the generation, storage, transportation, treatment, and disposal of hazardous waste.


The Municipal Waste Program regulates the collection, transportation, transfer, processing, composting, beneficial use and disposal of municipal waste. Pennsylvania has 46 active landfills and six resource recovery (waste-to-energy) facilities that manage over 20 million tons/year of municipal waste.


The Residual Waste Program regulates the generation, storage, transportation processing, composting, beneficial use and disposal of residual waste (nonhazardous industrial waste).