Permits and approvals

These regulations are designed to protect public health, safety and the environment and can be a significant part of a facility’s operating cost. Keep these factors in mind when applying for a permit:

  • The type of material/feedstocks accepted and processed
  • The volume of material accepted and processed on site
  • Zoning and land use compatibility
  • Common regulatory challenges

Odor issues

Stormwater violations

Truck traffic



Poor/incomplete recordkeeping

Land use/zoning violations

See USCC’s State Regulations page for information on your state.

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