DEEP: Compliance Assistance

Compliance Assistance

Hazardous Waste Compliance Assistance

The Hazardous Waste Compliance Assistance (COMPASS) Program was created to assist Connecticut businesses and industries in complying with waste management regulations by developing and implementing outreach programs which disseminate information and offer site specific assistance.

 COMPASS has three main components:

  • A toll-free number (888-424-4193) has been established for the regulated community which provides immediate access to DEEP hazardous waste management staff for general compliance assistance information requests.
  • Compliance Assistance Information - The Waste Engineering and Enforcement Division (WEED) offers guidance documents and sponsors training conferences and seminars for the regulated community. In addition, a Compliance Assistance Handbook is available which contains information on obtaining additional guidance documents and services.
  • Consultative Services - WEED offers consultative services in the form of site specific conferences focusing on hazardous waste regulations applicable to the facility and its operations. DEEP also offers on-site voluntary compliance audits to operators of new or expanding businesses.

Call COMPASS at 1-888-424-4193
(Phone line is available Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)

Solid Waste Compliance Assistance

For Solid Waste Compliance Assistance, please call the Solid Waste Management Program at  860-424-3366.