Delaware Hazardous Waste Disposal regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Delaware Hazardous Waste Disposal: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste surface impoundment requirements: 7 Delaware Administrative Code (DE Admin Code) 1302.264.220 to 1302.264.232 and 7 DE Admin Code 1302.265.220 to 1302.265.231 (interim status)

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Hazardous waste incineration rules: 7 DE Admin Code 1302.264.340 to 1302.264.351 and 7 DE Admin Code 1302.265.340 to 1302.265.352 (interim status)

Hazardous waste landfill rules: 7 DE Admin Code 1302.264.300 to 1302.264.317 and 7 DE Admin Code 1302.265.300 to 1302.265.316 (interim status)

Disposal facility permit rules: 7 DE Admin Code 1302.122 and 7 DE Admin Code 1302.124

Disposal facility fees: 7 Delaware Code Annotated 6319

Land disposal restrictions: 7 DE Admin Code 1302.268.1 to 1302.268.50 and Appendices

Regulatory Agency

Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) Division of Air and Waste Management Waste Management Section Solid and Hazardous Waste Management Branch

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Delaware follows the federal hazardous waste disposal rules and has additional state rules in connection with disposal facility permits and fees.

Administration and enforcement. DNREC's Waste Management Section administers and enforces Delaware's hazardous waste disposal rules.

State Requirements


Hazardous waste disposal facilities in Delaware must comply with additional permit application requirements and pay a permit application fee and an annual hazardous waste assessment fee. The state's stricter permit standards and fees are reviewed in the state section TSDF PERMITS.


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