Municipal Liquid Waste: Am I Regulated?
If you generate liquid waste, it is your responsibility to ensure that your waste is properly handled and disposed.
If you transport, or accept for transfer, processing, or disposal liquid waste from a municipal source, you will need to notify the TCEQ and may need to obtain a permit or registration. In addition, limitations on storage may apply, depending on the type of operation.
- Sludge transporter registration for transporting municipal liquid waste
- Transferring municipal liquid waste
- Processing municipal liquid waste
- Disposing of municipal liquid waste
Liquid waste from municipal sources includes grit-trap waste, grease-trap waste, septic-tank pumpage, domestic septage, chemical toilet waste, municipal wastewater treatment plant sludge, other types of domestic sewage treatment plant sludge, and water-supply treatment plant sludge.
If you are handling an oily water mixture from an oil-water separator, contact the Used Oil Recycling Program to find out if you need a separate authorization.
For More Information
Please contact the Municipal Solid Waste Permits Section if you have questions about the transfer, processing, storage, or disposal of municipal liquid waste.