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The Solid Waste Commission:

  • Performs background checks on all applicants and principals seeking a license or registration so as to evaluate the good character, honesty and integrity of licensees and registrants in Westchester County.
  • Issues licenses and registrations for the performance of activities for which a license or registration is required by the Westchester County Solid Waste and Recyclables Collection Licensing Law (Chapter 826-a of the Laws of Westchester County).
  • Ensures that only licensed carters haul solid waste and recyclables within Westchester County, and that licensed carters use only trucks registered with the Solid Waste Commission.
  • Ensures that only entities licensed by the Solid Waste Commission dump solid waste and recyclables at transfer stations located in Westchester County.
  • Investigates all complaints against haulers that occur within Westchester County.
  • Encourages entry into the industry and encourages competition within the industry in Westchester County.
  • Informs the public of its rights under the Westchester County Solid Waste and Recyclables Collection Licensing Law.