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Sludge Transporter Registration

Information on the registration process and what documentation you will need to register as a sludge transporter.

To register as a sludge transporter, submit the following form:

You must pay a $10 fee for stickers for each vehicle registered at the time of registration. We will also bill you for an annual fee ranging from $100-$500 based on the amount of waste hauled during the reporting period of June 1 to May 31 of each year. You can pay for both vehicle stickers and the annual hauling fee via electronic payments using TCEQ's ePay system. Go to instructions for making electronic payments for vehicle stickers.

If you have already registered with the TCEQ as a sludge transporter, you may need these forms:

For more details on registration and what forms need to be completed, review the information in Transporting Sludge Wastes in Texas: A Guide to Registration, Operating, and Reporting (RG-309). For state rules regarding sludge use, disposal, and transportation, see Title 30 Texas Administrative Code Chapter 312, Subchapter G

To use TCEQ's ePay system to purchase vehicle stickers:

  1. Go to
  2. On the right side of the screen on the next page, enter your name and your email and click the "OK" button.
  3. On the next page under option 3, click the link for "WASTE".
  4. On the next page under "Sludge", click the link for "SLUDGE TRANSPORTER STICKER".
  5. On the next page, enter the fee amount. Pay $10 per motorized vehicle.
  6. In the "Customer Name" field, enter the name of your business.
  7. In the "Program Area ID" field, enter your sludge transporter registration number or "new" if you need to obtain a sludge transporter registration.
  8. Click the "OK" button".
  9. Submit both your 00481 or renewal form and a copy of the ePay email confirmation to TCEQ via only one of the methods below.

Submit your forms or contact us in one of the following ways. Use only one method to prevent duplication of effort and to help us process requests more efficiently.

  • E-mail:
  • Phone: 512-239-6413
  • Fax: 512-239-6410
  • Postal address:
    Sludge Transporter Registration Program, MC-129
    Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
    PO Box 13087
    Austin, TX 78711-3087
  • Overnight address:
    Sludge Transporter Registration Program, MC-129
    Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
    12100 Park 35 Circle Bldg D
    Austin, TX 78753