Beneficial Use of Solid Waste
Beneficial use means using a solid waste in a manufacturing process to make a product or as an effective substitute for a commercial product.
The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection may issue either an individual Beneficial Use Determination (BUD) Approval or an Approval of Registration under a Beneficial Use General Permit for the beneficial use of solid waste provided:
- such authorization does not allow an activity for which an individual or general permit has been issued,
- such authorization is not inconsistent with the requirements of the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (42 USC 6901 et seq.), and
- the commissioner finds that such solid waste can be reused without harming or presenting a threat of harm to public health, safety or the environment.
Please see Section 22a-209f of the Connecticut General Statutes for complete language of this authority which became effective October 1, 2009.
The following documents are available to guide applicants through the application and approval process for obtaining a Beneficial Use Determination or a Registration under a Beneficial Use General Permit.
Beneficial Use Determination Approvals (BUDs)
Beneficial Use General Permits
General Permit for Storage and Processing of Asphalt Roofing Shingle Waste (ARSW) for Beneficial Use and Recycling - allows for the storage and processing of ARSW for beneficial use and recycling as Recycled Asphalt Shingles (RAS). NOTE: This does NOT include the reuse and recycling of asphalt road millings.
General Permit for Storage and Processing of Scrap Tires for Beneficial Use - allows for the storage of both unprocessed and processed scrap tires and the mechanical processing of scrap tires for beneficial use applications.
For further information please contact the Bureau of Materials Management and Compliance Assurance at (860) 424-3366 or write to:
Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
Bureau of Materials Management and Compliance Assurance
79 Elm Street
Hartford, CT 06106-5127
Content Last Updated February 4, 2020