Solid Waste Management Act (Pennsylvania)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

EZFeed Policy

Place Pennsylvania

Applies to States or Provinces Pennsylvania
Name Solid Waste Management Act (Pennsylvania)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Environmental Regulations
Affected Technologies Biomass/Biogas
Active Policy Yes
Implementing Sector State/Province

Program Administrator Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
Primary Website

Last Review 2014-09-15

Information Source


This Act provides for the planning and regulation of solid waste storage, collection, transportation, processing, treatment, and disposal. It requires that municipalities submit plans for municipal waste management systems in their jurisdictions to the Department of Environmental Protection. It provides for the Department to regulate the management of municipal, residual and hazardous waste, and requires permits for operating hazardous waste and solid waste storage, processing, treatment, and disposal facilities. Licenses are also required for transportation of hazardous waste.

Policy Contact

Contact Name Steve Socash
Department Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Quality
Division Bureau of Waste Management, Division of Municipal and Residual Waste
Address 14th Floor Rachel Carson State Office Building
Address 2 PO Box 8472
Place Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Zip/Postal Code 17105-8472
Phone 717-787-7381


Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: Solid Waste Management Act f Jul. 7, 1980, P.L. 380, No. 97
Date Effective 1980
Date Enacted 1980