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New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services

Solid Waste Permitting and Design Review Section
Solid Waste Permit-by-Notification

To provide regulatory controls to assure proper construction, operation, and closure of solid waste facilities in order to protect the environment, public health and safety.

Certain small-scale facilities that receive 30 tons per day or less and that pose little or no threat to human health or the environment may be permitted by a Permit-by-Notification. Applies to solid waste limited public transfer stations, collection centers for select recyclables, scrap metal collection and recycling centers, truck transfer stations, centers producing certified waste derived products, small food waste composting facilities, and asbestos waste holding facilities for abatement contractors.

Statute and Administrative Rules

Revised applications effective July 1, 2014. Please discard previously saved versions.

Application forms for infectious waste treatment facilitiess as described in Env-Sw 507.02 (Env-Sw 500 Processing or Treatment Facility Requirements) are not available at this time and therefore it is necessary to follow the application procedures outlined in Env-Sw 311 and Env-Sw 303 (Env-Sw 300 Permits).


Processing Time

Permits are typically issued for the life of the facility.

Permits cannot be modified, except if the modification is a Type III or Type V modification according to Env-Sw 315. Any other modification requires a new permit according to Env-Sw 305.05(g). in which the solid waste rule reference at the end is changed from (i) to (g).

Permits cannot be transferred to a new owner, except for landfill transfers occurring automatically according to Env-Sw 1202.06(d). In most cases, a transferred facility is considered a new facility and the new owner must obtain a permit if operations continue after the property transfers according to Env-Sw 311.02(c).

Any person aggrieved by a final decision can appeal to the Waste Management Council in accordance with RSA 21-O:9.

Status of Current Applications
Permit Applications Currently Under Review and Recently Approved or Denied

More Information
Contact the Solid Waste Management Bureau as noted below.

Contact Us
NHDES Solid Waste Management Bureau
29 Hazen Drive; PO Box 95
Concord, NH 03302-0095
(603) 271-2925
(603) 271-2456 (fax)

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