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Municipal Waste Permitting

Effective January 10, 2019, inquiries and correspondence regarding new permit applications, reporting, and compliance matters related to sites in Armstrong and Indiana Counties should be directed to DEP's Northwest Regional Office. Questions on permit applications under review as of January 9, 2019, and pending enforcement matters for Armstrong and Indiana Counties should be directed to DEP's Southwest Regional Office. Inquiries can also be directed to

Mining and Radiation Protection permits and programs are not affected by this regional office change. 

Operators of municipal waste transfer, processing and disposal facilities in Pennsylvania must have permits from the Department of Environmental Protection to build, operate, expand, and close facilities. Permitted operators must conduct periodic tests (such as waste and water analyses), maintain records and transmit data to DEP (such as types of waste and tonnage received), and operate in compliance with DEP regulations. Permitting enables DEP and the operator to work together to promote waste management goals and protect human health and the environment.


The Department has a dynamic permitting program to ensure the sound environmental management of municipal wastes. The methods used to process or dispose of them, and the impact these materials and ,andling methods could have on the environment and human health.

Bonding Worksheets

Disposal Approval Forms

Municipal Waste Inspection Forms

Quarterly Municipal Waste Management Fees

Municipal Waste Report Forms

TENORM Disposal Protocol Tracking