CAN A SOLID WASTE TRANSFER STATION OR LANDFILL REJECT PROPERLY TREATED RMW FOR DISPOSAL?
Yes. Solid waste disposal facility owners and operators have the right to reject any waste (including treated RMW) for disposal, even if State laws and regulations allow disposal of such waste. The DEC has alerted all solid waste disposal facility owners and operators about the amendments to the ECL regarding treated RMW, and the disposal of such waste at DEC authorized disposal facilities. Solid waste disposal facilities initially may not be willing to accept treated RMW due to a lack of information or public perception issues. However, this unwillingness may be reversed through education, local discussions and planning. DEC staff is available to provide technical assistance, and education for landfill owners and operators concerned about accepting treated RMW. WHERE CAN TREATED RMW BE DISPOSED? After treatment at an authorized treatment facility (including small quantity generators), treated RMW may be disposed, if accompanied by an approved certificate of treatment form, at an autho