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Renewable Fuel Standard Program

Waste Separation Plans for Renewable Fuel Standard Program

Pursuant to RFS regulations, a municipal solid waste (MSW)–derived feedstock may qualify as renewable biomass, and be used in renewable fuel production pathways authorized for generation of RINs, if EPA has approved a plan developed by a renewable fuel producer for the removal of recyclable materials from their MSW-derived feedstock.

EPA's determination is based on whether the MSW separation plan demonstrates that recyclable paper, cardboard, plastics, rubber, textiles, metals, and glass that can be recycled will be separated and removed from the municipal solid waste stream to the extent reasonably practicable.

Below are MSW separation plans that have been submitted to EPA.

Notice of Approval of Municipal Solid Waste Separation Plan

EPA has approved Fiberight Blairstown LLC's municipal solid waste separation plan. The plan demonstrates the removal of recyclable materials from the municipal solid waste they intend to use as a feedstock for renewable fuel production under EPA's Renewable Fuel Standard Program.

Learn more about EPA's Notice of Approval of Municipal Solid Waste Separation Plan.