Rules & RegulationsHauled Waste
Acceptance of Hauled Waste
The Greater Hazleton Joint Sewer Authority (GHJSA) accepts hauled waste of various types including but not limited to: septage, sludge from package plants or other treatment facilities, holding tank waste, portable toilet waste, food processing waste, wash water, hydrostatic test water, etc.
To request discharge, contact the GHJSA Environmental Manager with your request:
Greater Hazleton Joint Sewer Authority
500 Oscar Thomas Drive, West Hazleton, PA 18202
PO Box 651
Hazleton, PA 18201
Phone (570) 454-0851
Fax (570) 454-1640
You will be required to complete a Hauled Waste Request Form. After the GHJSA receives and reviews your completed and signed Hauled Waste Request Form, a determination will be made whether the waste can be accepted and treated at the GHJSA facility. In some cases more information, such as additional sampling and/or laboratory analysis of the waste, may be needed prior to making a final determination.
Once approved, a discharge rate will be set and the hauler will be assigned a new account number and PIN for activation of the Raptor receiving stations at the Hauled Waste Receiving Station (HWRS). Please review and adhere to the “Hauled Waste Discharge Procedures”.
Hauled Waste Discharge Procedures
The Greater Hazleton Joint Sewer Authority (GHJSA) is utilizing the new Hauled Waste Receiving Station (HWRS) at the treatment plant. All hauled waste loads are to be discharged at the HWRF unless otherwise instructed by an authorized GHJSA employee. The following is a summary of procedures for discharging at the HWRS:
Flow of Traffic – Trucks coming into the facility to discharge will take the first right about half way down the access road, then the first left, which takes you through the upper gates. The HWRS is the first building straight ahead. Trucks may use either side of the building for discharge. It is imperative that drivers stay on the roadway and avoid driving on the soft shoulder to prevent damage to GHJSA property. When discharge has been completed, trucks will pull forward on the asphalt paved surface, stop at the stop sign and turn left to exit through the lower gates.
Hoses and Connections – The GHJSA will provide 6-inch, 4-inch and 3-inch connections to the valve at the HWRS. Haulers are required to supply their own discharge hoses. Hoses will not be provided by the Sewer Authority. Drivers must remain with their truck while waste is being discharged.
Automated Interface and PINS – After completing hose connections and opening the knife valve on the wall, drivers will need to enter a 4 digit PIN into the touch screen to activate the system. Each account has been given a corresponding 4 digit PIN and type of waste selection. Please make sure each truck/driver has a listing of your company’s PINs so they are able to use the system correctly. After the load is discharged and the driver presses the “Stop Unloading” button on the screen.
Manifests and Sign-in Sheet – The GHJSA also requires a manifest to be completed for each load discharged. Each load is logged on the corresponding sign-in sheet for that account, which is located in a file cabinet in the Hauled Waste Pump Station (the small building adjacent to the HWRS).
Sampling – The GHJSA performs spot sampling of hauled waste loads. Drivers may be required to provide a sample of any given load. Failure to produce a sample when requested may result in suspension or loss of hauling privileges.
Maintenance and Housekeeping – A hose is provided on each side of the HWRS for wash down of the area following discharge. Keep in mind that this is plant water, not potable water. This water is not suitable for human consumption. Trash receptacles and cigarette receptacles are provided at the station. Please stress that your drivers make every attempt to maintain a clean area.
Please contact Plant Operations at (570) 454-0851 extension 401 if you have any questions regarding the hauled waste discharge procedures or if new drivers require assistance with the system.