Delaware Landfills regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Delaware Landfills: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

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

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Liner construction quality assurance plan: 7 DE Admin Code 1302.264.19 and 7 DE Admin Code 1302.265.19 (interim status)

Response action plan: 7 DE Admin Code 1302.264.304 and 7 DE Admin Code 1302.265.303 (interim status)

Solid waste (nonhazardous) landfill rules: 7 Delaware Administrative Code (DE Admin Code) 1301.5 and 7 DE Admin Code 1301.6

Regulatory Agencies

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

Delaware Solid Waste Authority (DSWA)

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. At present, Delaware has no landfills that accept hazardous waste. However, the state's hazardous waste program retains hazardous waste landfill regulations that follow the federal regulations. Delaware follows the federal solid (nonhazardous) waste landfill rules and adds its own more stringent requirements. See the state section SOLID WASTE for more information.

Administration and enforcement. DNREC's Waste Management Section administers and enforces both the hazardous waste landfill rules and the solid (nonhazardous) waste landfill rules in Delaware. In addition, DSWA administers and enforces the solid (nonhazardous) waste landfill rules in the state.


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