Illinois Landfills: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste landfill rules: 35 Illinois Administrative Code (IAC) 724.400 to 724.417 and 35 IAC 725.400 to 725.416 (interim status)

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Liner construction quality assurance (CQA) plan: 35 IAC 724.101(j)(9) and 35 IAC 724.119; 35 IAC 725.119 (interim status)

Response action plan: 35 IAC 724.404 and 35 IAC 725.404 (interim status)

Waste restrictions: 35 IAC 729.100 to 729.321

Disposal prohibitions: 415 Illinois Compiled Statutes (ILCS) 5/21(l)

Lab pack rules: 35 IAC 724.416, 35 IAC 729.301, and 35 IAC 729.312

Records: 35 IAC 855.203

Solid (nonhazardous) waste landfill rules: 35 IAC 810 to 817

Regulatory Agency

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.

State Requirements


Waste Restrictions

35 IAC 729.100 to 729.321

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