Arkansas Landfills regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Arkansas Landfills: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste landfill rules: Arkansas Regulation (AR Reg.) 23.264.300 to 23.264.317 and AR Reg. 23.265.300 to 23.265.316 (interim status)

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Liner construction quality assurance (CQA) plan: AR Reg. 23.264.19 and AR Reg. 23.265.19 (interim status)

Response action plan: AR Reg. 23.264.304 and AR Reg. 23.265.303 (interim status)

Solid (nonhazardous) waste landfill rules: AR Reg. 22.301et seq.

Disposal prohibitions: AR Reg. 23.264.20(d)

Facility design and operating rules: AR Reg. 23.264.20(a)

Regulatory Agency

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.

State Requirements


AR Reg.23.264.20(d)

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 ...

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