Kansas Landfills regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Kansas Landfills: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste landfill rules for permitted and interim status facilities: Kansas Administrative Regulations (KAR) 28-31-264(a) and KAR 28-31-265(a) (interim status)

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Solid (nonhazardous) waste landfill rules: KAR 28-29-2 to 28-29-2201

Regulatory Agency

Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) Division of Environment Bureau of Waste Management

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See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. At present, Kansas 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. The state incorporates by reference the federal hazardous waste landfill requirements and has additional and more stringent state provisions in connection with disposal facility permit standards and facility fees.

Kansas follows the federal rules for solid (nonhazardous) waste landfills. See the state section SOLID WASTE for more information.

Administration and enforcement. KDHE's Bureau of Waste Management administers and enforces both the hazardous and solid (nonhazardous) waste landfill requirements in Kansas.

State Requirements


Kansas's permit requirements for treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs) include the federal requirements plus the state's additional rules in connection with a permit application disclosure statement, notification on the facility's deed, restrictive covenants, and easements. For more information regarding these state requirements, see the state section TSDF PERMITS.


Owners and operators of hazardous waste landfills in Kansas are subject to state facility fees, including an annual monitoring fee. Refer to the state section

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