Are you aware of your business’s responsibility on MA Waste Bans? MA Waste Bans are restrictions on the disposal, transfer for disposal, and contracting for disposal of certain hazardous and recyclable items at solid waste facilities in Massachusetts. They are designed for many reasons; keeping certain toxic substances or materials from affecting our landfill, conserve capacity at disposal facilities, and minimize the need for new facility construction. They also consistently provide large volumes of material at recycling markets and promote business and residential recycling efforts.
Businesses and waste haulers, like Mitrano Removal Service LLC, are responsible for ensuring they do not dispose or contract disposal of banned items. Facility operators are responsible for disposal or transferred disposal from their facilities. These operators visually monitor all loads as well as conduct random inspections of waste loads. Mass DEP also conducts inspections at waste facilities to identify haulers and generators (municipalities, businesses, etc.) that do not divert banned materials. Those businesses run penalty risks from Mass DEP. Mitrano Removal Service makes their customers aware of any concerns when they first become a customer and if we are made aware by a local waste facility that a violation has been made by a customer.
What is banned?
Single Polymer Plastics
Batteries lead-acid used in motor vehicle or stationary applications.
Florescent Light Bulbs
Asphalt, Pavement, Brick, Concrete
Leaves and Yard Waste
Commercial Organic Material
White Goods Appliances employing electricity, oil, natural gas, or liquefied petroleum gas.
Cathode Ray Tubes: Any intact broken, or processed glass tubes used to provide visual display in televisions, computer monitors, and certain scientific instruments.