Governing Law and Regulations
Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) Bureau of Land Division of Land Pollution Control Waste Reduction and Compliance Section
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. At present, Illinois has two commercial landfills that accept hazardous waste. These landfills are in Peoria and in Calumet City. Illinois's hazardous waste landfill requirements include the federal rules and the state's more stringent disposal restrictions, recordkeeping requirements, and disposal fees.
Illinois has its own rules for solid (nonhazardous) waste landfills. The federal solid waste landfill requirements also apply in Illinois. See the state section SOLID WASTE for more information.
• Administration and enforcement. IEPA's Division of Land Pollution Control administers and enforces both the hazardous and solid (nonhazardous) waste landfill requirements in Illinois.