Indiana Landfills regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Indiana Landfills: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste landfill rules: 329 Indiana Administrative Code (IAC) 3.1-9-1, 329 IAC 3.1-9-2(14), and 329 IAC 3.1-10-1 (interim status)

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Solid (nonhazardous) waste landfill rules: 329 IAC 10-1-1 to 10-39-11

Specifications for lab packs: 329 IAC 3.1-9-2(19) to (20)

Hazardous waste disposal tax: Indiana Code (IC) 6-6-6.6-1 to 6-6-6.6-2

Hazardous waste monthly disposal reporting rule: IC 13-22-6-1

Regulatory Agency

Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) Office of Land Quality Compliance and Response Branch Hazardous Waste Management Program

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. At present, Indiana has no commercial landfills that accept hazardous waste. However, the state's hazardous waste program incorporates by reference the federal hazardous waste landfill regulations and has additional state provisions that are more stringent than the federal requirements. These state requirements pertain to lab packs and the state's facility disposal tax.

Indiana has its own rules for solid (nonhazardous) waste landfills. In addition, the federal solid waste landfill requirements apply in Indiana. See the state section SOLID WASTE for more information.

Administration and enforcement. IDEM's Office of Land Quality administers and enforces both the hazardous and solid (nonhazardous) waste landfill requirements in Indiana.

State Requirements


Lab Packs

329 IAC 3.1-9-2(19) to (20)

Under the federal rules, lab packs may be incinerated in accordance with 40 CFR 268.42(c)(1) in fiber drums in place of metal outer containers. Indiana ...

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