A solid waste transfer facility is any site, location, tract of land, installation, or building that is used or intended to be used primarily for the purpose of transferring solid wastes that are generated off the premises of the facility from vehicles or containers into other vehicles or containers for transportation to a solid waste disposal facility. A transfer facility is required to obtain an annual license to operate. New transfer facilities and modifications to old transfer facilities are required to obtain a permit to install.
Ohio EPA does not require a permit or license for legitimate recycling facilities.
Solid waste transfer facilities are inspected quarterly by the licensing authority (either Ohio EPA or the approved local health department)