Michigan Landfills regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Michigan Landfills: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste landfill rules: Michigan Administrative Code (MAC) r. 299.11003(1)(m), MAC r. 299.9619 to 299.9622, MAC r. 299.9627, and MAC r. 299.11003(1)(p) (interim status)

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General standards: MAC r. 299.9620(1)

Compacted clay liners: MAC r. 299.9620(2) to 299.9620(4)

Quality control program: MAC r. 299.9621

Leachate collection systems: MAC r. 299.9619(4)

Liner leak detection system: MAC r. 299.9622

Nonadoption of federal monofill exemption: MAC r. 299.9619(1)

Disposal fee: Michigan Hazardous Waste Management Act, Michigan Compiled Laws (MCL) 324.11108

Regulatory Agency

Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Office of Waste Management and Radiological Protection Hazardous Waste Section

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Michigan's hazardous waste landfill rules include both the federal requirements and the state's more stringent standards. The state's standards cover liners, leachate collection systems, facility permits, and disposal fees.

At present, there is one commercial landfill that accepts hazardous waste. This landfill is located in Belleville, Michigan.

Michigan has its own rules for solid (nonhazardous) waste landfills. The federal solid waste landfill requirements also apply in Michigan. See the state section SOLID WASTE for more information.

Administration and enforcement. The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality's (DEQ) Office of Waste Management and Radiological Protection administers and enforces both hazardous and solid (nonhazardous) waste landfill requirements in Michigan.

State Requirements


General Standard

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