Permits are required for most activities where regulated solid waste is handled or managed. Permits are required to process waste, such as sorting, handling, processing to recover materials for re-use or recycling (allow a material to retain value), consolidation, transfer or treatment in preparation for disposal. Waste disposal, placing waste in landfills, also requires a permit. Some waste handling or management activities may require registration or license, rather than a permit. Other activities may actually be exempt from permitting requirements, while others must meet certain conditions before the activity would not need a permit. Anyone who wants to conduct activities that require a permit must submit the appropriate application and receive department approval before constructing and operating the facility. Learn more about the various permits and licenses required to manage solid waste.