Governing Law and Regulations
Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) Hazardous Waste Division
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Arkansas's hazardous waste landfill requirements include the federal rules and the state's disposal prohibitions and facility permit standards, including facility fees. At present, there are no commercial landfills in the state that accept hazardous waste.
Arkansas follows the federal rules for solid (nonhazardous) waste landfills, with some additional state requirements in connection with permits, fees, and recordkeeping. See the state section SOLID WASTE for more information.
• Administration and enforcement. ADEQ administers and enforces both the hazardous and solid (nonhazardous) waste landfill requirements in Arkansas.
Arkansas prohibits the disposal of the following materials in landfills:
- Bulk liquids, semisolids, and sludges, unless, before disposal, the waste is treated or stabilized into cementlike material.
- Containers holding free liquids, unless all freestanding liquid ...