Ohio Hazardous Waste Disposal regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Ohio Hazardous Waste Disposal: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste disposal facility rules: Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) 3745-54-01 to 3745-57-93

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Acute hazardous waste disposal prohibition: Ohio Revised Code Annotated (ORCA) 3734.141

Disposal facility fees

Facility definitions: OAC 3745-50-32

Off-site disposal fees: OAC 3745-50-33

On-site and satellite disposal fees: OAC 3745-50-34

Disposal facility permits and fees: OAC 3745-50-21 to OAC 3745-50-66

Land disposal restrictions (LDRs): OAC 3745-270-01 to 3745-270-50

Regulatory Agency

Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA) Division of Materials and Waste Management Division of Hazardous Waste Management

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Ohio has adopted the federal hazardous waste disposal requirements and added state requirements in connection with the disposal permit application process and disposal fees. Ohio's disposal fees apply to owners and operators of permitted hazardous waste disposal facilities in Ohio as well as to generators disposing of hazardous waste on-site. In addition, Ohio prohibits the in-state disposal of acute hazardous waste unless certain conditions are met.

Administration and enforcement. OEPA's Division of Hazardous Waste Management administers and enforces the hazardous waste disposal rules and fees in Ohio.

State Requirements


ORCA 3734.141

Ohio prohibits the disposal of any acute hazardous waste listed in 40 CFR 261.33(e) within the state unless OEPA determines, based on information provided by the generator, that the waste:

  • Cannot be treated and rendered nonhazardous, recycled, ...

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