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Adams County

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Why Does Adams County License Haulers?
To comply with ACT 101, Pennsylvania's Municipal Waste Planning, Recycling and Waste Reduction Act, which was signed into law on July 28, 1988, Adams County adopted a Waste Flow Control and Hauler Licensing Ordinance in 1991. This ordinance requires any person engaged in the business of collecting, hauling, transporting or processing/disposing of municipal waste generated in Adams County to obtain a license. In 2002 Adams County amended the Waste Flow Control and Hauler Licensing Ordinace to also include the haulers of recycle materials.


What is Municipal Waste?
Municipal Waste includes the following categories:
Residential Sewage Sludge/Septage
Municipal (Government) Infectious/Chemotherapy
Commercial MSW Incinerator Ash
Construction/Demolition Bulky Items/White Goods (Appliances)

What Materials Can Be Recycled?
Recyclables include the following, but are not limited to:
Glass Aluminum
Steel Plastic Beverage/Product Containers
Scrap Metal White Goods (Appliances)
Corrugated Paper Magazines
Office Paper Newsprint

What are the penalties for not hiring a licensed hauler?
If you hire an unlicensed hauler and your waste is found in an illegal dumpsite, you can be fined.

How do you obtain the name of a licensed hauler?
Contact the Adams County Environmental Services Department at (717) 337-9827 for a list of haulers licensed to operate in Adams County.


What are the penalties for not being a licensed hauler?

The fine for violation of Adams County's Haulers Licensing Ordinance can reach One Thousand Dollars ($1,000) and can
result in a summary proceeding before a district justice.


If you are a hauler, how do you obtain a license?
Contact Adams County Environmental Services Department for an application at (717) 337-9827 or or visit them at the :
Adams County Agriculture & Natural Resources Center
670 Old Harrisburg Road, Suite 100
Gettysburg, PA 17325
(Across from the Adams County National Bank in the North Gettysburg Shopping Center)


What are the Applcation Requirements?
Large Haulers (over 50 Tons or over 13,000 gallons per year):
$135.00 Application Fee
$ 30.00 per Licensed Vehicle used for Waste Hauling
Insurance Requiremnets:
  A. Vechicle Liability - $1,000,000 Limit of Liability per accident
  B. General Liability - Bodily injury and property damage:
Combined single Limit of Liability - $1,000,000 per occurance/$1,000,000 aggregate
  C. Workers Compensation - Pennsylvania Statutory Coverage:
$100,000 each accident - $500,000 Disese - policy limit, $100,000 Disease (each Employee)
Small Hauler or Recycling Hauler:
$ 30.00 per licensed Vehicle used for Waste Hauling
$ 15.00 per licensed Vechicle used for Recyclables Hauling
NO Application Fee
NO insurance requiremnets

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