Governing Law and Regulations
New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (DES) Waste Management Division
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. At present, New Hampshire 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. New Hampshire's hazardous waste landfill requirements include the federal rules and the state's additional disposal facility permit standards, including facility fees. The state's more stringent siting requirements and permit standards and fees are reviewed in the state section TSDF PERMITS.
New Hampshire follows the federal rules for solid (nonhazardous) waste landfills with some additional state requirements. See the state section SOLID WASTE for more information.
• Administration and enforcement. The Waste Management Division of the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (DES) administers and enforces both the hazardous and solid (nonhazardous) waste landfill requirements in New Hampshire.