Proposed Solid Waste Regulations

Falmouth Board of Health Hearing Notice

After receiving the ability to promulgate new recycling requirements by vote of the April 2022 Town Meeting, The Falmouth Board of Health and Solid Waste Advisory Committee has developed a proposed regulation named -“RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR PERMITTING AND OPERATION OF MUNICIPAL AND COMMERCIAL SOLID WASTE/RECYCLING COLLECTION AND MANDATORY RECYCLING REQUIREMENTS”.

Overview of the proposed regulation:

• Mandates recycling for both commercial and residential waste generated for both businesses and residences to be in compliance with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) Waste Bans

• Mandates haulers collecting solid waste, recyclables, and/or compostable materials be licensed annually by the Board of Health

• Mandates haulers to provide recycling services to their clients in a separate container from trash

• Haulers will be required to reject collections not in compliance with this regulation

• Enforcement authority is provided to the Board of Health/ Health Department and the Department of Public Works

There will be an in-person, public hearing on this proposed regulation on October 3, 2022 at 6:30 held at Falmouth Town Hall, 59 Town Hall Square, in the Lower Level Meeting Room (Civil Defense Conference Room).

See the link below for the proposed regulation.  You can email, visit or call the Health Department for a hard copy of the proposed regulation.

Written comments prior to the hearing will be part of the hearing but must be received by 3:00 p.m. on October 3, 2022

click on the link below to review the proposed regulation