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Solid Waste Regulation No. 8 - Solid Waste Composting Facilities (Rhode Island)

Eligibility 
Commercial
Industrial
Investor-Owned Utility
Municipal/Public Utility
Rural Electric Cooperative
Utility
Program Info
State 
Rhode Island
Program Type 
Environmental Regulations
Provider 
Department of Environmental Management

Facilities which compost putrescible waste and/or leaf and yard waste are subject to these regulations. The regulations establish permitting, registration, and operational requirements for composting facilities. Operational requirements for putrescible waste facilities include siting, distance, and buffer requirements, as well as standards for avoiding harm to endangered species and contamination of air and water sources. Specific facility requirements include standards for equipment and drainage locations.