Governing Law and Regulations
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.