Pennsylvania offers online application
for waste hauler authorizations
A new online application system for waste hauler
authorizations is expected to improve processing times and better ensure
that haulers comply with state laws designed to protect the public’s
health and safety, and the environment.
The automated system, which is now online, provides Pennsylvania’s
6,200 waste haulers with a convenient and efficient way to register the approximately
32,000 vehicles they operate.
The new web-based application system allows haulers to start, save and submit
applications for Act 90 authorizations electronically. A valid credit card,
charge card or debit card is necessary to utilize the advantages of the web-based
Although paper applications can still be accessed at DEP’s website,
www.depweb.state.pa.us, and mailed with a check, electronic submissions will
provide a much faster processing time.
In developing the system, DEP worked closely with the waste industry over
the past year and incorporated a number of their suggestions into the final
version of the system. Several waste haulers participated in a test run to
ensure the system met their expectations and was user-friendly.
Waste haulers are regulated under the Waste Transportation Safety Act (Act
90 of 2002). Municipal and residual waste haulers using waste disposal and
processing facilities in Pennsylvania must first obtain written authorization
to use those facilities from DEP.
Vehicles without valid waste hauler authorization stickers may not use waste
disposal and processing facilities in the commonwealth.