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Transportation of Wastes

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Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) regulates the transportation of the following wastes: Used Tires, Special Waste including Hazardous Waste, and Potentially Infectious Medical Waste (PIMW). There are no manifest requirements for waste tires, but the other programs require that all loads be accompanied by the appropriate manifest forms purchased from IEPA.

Transporting Special Waste requires:

  1. A special waste hauling permit
  2. A Manifest
  3. Hazardous Special Waste
    • To transport RCRA or TSCA waste, you must obtain a U.S. EPA ID Number by filling out a form 8700-12.

For more information on transporting Special Waste, please contact

Transporting Potentially Infectious Medical Waste (PIMW) requires:

  1. A PIMW hauling permit
  2. A PIMW manifest purchased from IEPA
  3. Submission of reports of activities.
  4. Vehicle Placarding
  • Upon approval of a PIMW Hauling Permit, the transporter must place the received decals on both sides of the permitted equipment below the words "Permitted Medical Waste Hauler" and permit number as indicated below.
  • Vehicle decals with your permit expiration date are sent with the PIMW Hauling Permit. The other required placards must be purchased by the permitted hauler.

Vehicle Placarding Instructions

  1. The PIMW Hauler permit number is a company-specific 5 digit number. The registration number consists of an "M" followed by four unique numbers specific to the approved applicant. The approved applicant's registration number ("M" number") must be placed below the words "Permitted Medical Waste Hauler" and above the expiration seal that is sent to the applicant upon registration approval. A proper vehicle placard must be placed on both sides of each registered vehicle.
  2. Numbers and letters shall not be less than 2" high and shall be permanently affixed (i.e. painted) and must be removable only by destruction. The figures are to read from left to right, be of contrasting color to their background, and be maintained in a legible condition.
  3. Directly adjacent to said words and number, the vehicle owner and operator shall display a seal furnished by Illinois EPA which shall designate the date on which the registration shall expire.
  4. Below is an illustration of a proper vehicle placard:

Permitted Medical Waste Hauler
M_ _ _ _
(Illinois EPA-issued expiration seal)

For more information on transporting PIMW, please contact

Applications not accompanied by completed 39(i) certificates will be rejected.

Handling Used Tires: