Minnesota Landfills: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste landfill rules: Minnesota Rules (MR) 7045.0538 and 7045.0638 (interim status)

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Solid (nonhazardous) waste landfill rules: MR 7035.0300 to 7035.2915 and MR 7001.3000 to 7001.3550

Location: MR 7045.0538, Subpart 2

Run-on and runoff systems: MR 7045.0538, Subpart 3(E) to (F)

Double liners: MR 7045.0538, Subpart 3(A)

Leak detection, collection, and removal systems: MR 7045.0538, Subpart 3(C) to (D)

Liner inspections: MR 7045.0538, Subparts 4 to 5

Reports and plans: MR 7045.0538, Subparts 2 to 3

Regulatory Agency

Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA)

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

· Rules. At present, Minnesota has no commercial landfills that accept hazardous waste. However, the state's hazardous waste program retains hazardous waste landfill regulations that are more stringent than the federal. The state's more stringent hazardous waste landfill rules focus on:


--Design and construction standards

--Reports and plans

--Facility permits and fees

Minnesota has its own rules for solid (nonhazardous) waste landfills. The federal solid waste landfill requirements also apply in Minnesota. See the state section SOLID WASTE for more information.

· Administration and enforcement. MPCA administers and enforces both the hazardous and solid (nonhazardous) waste landfill requirements in Minnesota.

State Requirements


MR 7045.0538, Subpart 2

Hazardous waste landfills may not be built in surficial (surface) karst areas. ("Karsts" are areas characterized by irregular limestone, underground streams, and caverns. The most common example of a surficial karst is an ...

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