New Jersey Limits Quantity of Waste Being Transported
In New Jersey, a solid waste hauler is allowed to transport certain waste types which must be identified before their application is approved. Before collecting and hauling solid waste in New Jersey, any person who wishes to do so must complete Section C of the Solid and Medical Waste Transporter Registration Application form. These waste types included the following.
- Dry Sewage Sludge – waste generated from sewage treatment plants
- Bulky Waste – includes household or commercial appliances as well as trees, branches and other wood
- Processing Waste – animal or food waste from processing plants
- Industrial Waste – generated through the manufacturing process
- Asbestos/Asbestos Containing Waste – a subcategory of dry industrial waste
- Incinerator Ash/Ash Containing – a type of dry industrial waste
- Semi-Liquid Waste – stored and/or discharged from a 20 gallon capacity vessel
- Liquid Sewage Sludge Waste – generated by sewage treatment plants
For homeowners transporting their own solid waste, there is a 9,000 pound limit on single unit vehicles. The weight limit is increased to 16,000 pounds for combination vehicles, such as a pickup truck pulling a trailer. These weight limits are for the gross weight of the vehicle and their contents. A truck fully loaded with waste must not exceed 9,000 pounds and a combination vehicle, fully loaded, is not exceed 16,000 pounds.
In some circumstances, due to the limits of a certain street or roadway, waste must be hauled in a smaller vehicle until it can be transferred to a larger collection vehicle known as a solid waste transport unit. This type of transport unit could include a dumpster, trailer tank or rail car.
Commercial operations hauling waste, including medical waste, in New Jersey need to educate themselves on all the rules and regulations governing the storage, transport and disposal of this material.
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