Arizona Landfills regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Arizona Landfills: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste landfill rules: Arizona Administrative Code R (AZ Admin. Code R) 18-8-264(A), AZ Admin. Code R 18-8-264(O) and AZ Admin. Code R 18-8-265(A) (interim status)

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Construction quality assurance program: AZ Admin. Code R 18-8-264(A) and AZ Admin. Code R 18-8-265(A) (interim status)

Response action plan: AZ Admin. Code R 18-8-264(A) and AZ Admin. Code R 18-8-265(A) (interim status)

Design and operating requirements: AZ Admin. Code R 18-8-264(P)

Regulatory Agency

Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) Waste Programs Division

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. At present, Arizona 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 requirements. Arizona's hazardous waste landfill requirements include the federal rules and the state's additional rules concerning treatment of hazardous waste before disposal, facility permit standards, and facility fees.

Arizona follows the federal rules for solid (nonhazardous) waste landfills, with additional state requirements in connection with fees. See the state section SOLID WASTE for more information.

Administration and enforcement. ADEQ's Waste Programs Division administers and enforces both the hazardous and solid (nonhazardous) waste landfill requirements in Arizona.

State Requirements


AZ Admin. Code R 18-8-264(P)

In addition to following the federal design and operating rules for landfills, owners and operators of landfills ...

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