Ohio Landfills regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Ohio Landfills: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste landfill rules: Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) 3745-57-02 to 3745-57-17 and 3745-68-01 to 3745-68-16 (interim status)

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Solid (nonhazardous) waste landfill rules: OAC 3745-27-01 to 3745-27-20, OAC 3745-29, OAC 3745-30, OAC 3745-37, and OAC 3745-76

Regulatory Agency

Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA)

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See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. At present, Ohio has only one commercial landfill that accepts hazardous waste. It is located in Oregon, Ohio (Lucas County). Ohio's hazardous waste landfill requirements include the federal rules and the state's additional requirements in connection with facility permits and several permit and facility fees.

Ohio has its own rules for solid (nonhazardous) waste landfills. See the state section SOLID WASTE for more information.

Administration and enforcement. OEPA administers and enforces both the hazardous and solid (nonhazardous) waste landfill requirements in Ohio.

State Requirements


Facility Permits and Fees

Ohio's permit and operation requirements for hazardous waste disposal facilities include the federal standards plus the state's additional requirements in connection with the permit application process. Unlike the federal rules, Ohio requires hazardous waste landfills to pay a permit application fee and an annual permit fee. For additional information regarding the state's permit application process and fees, see the state section TSDF PERMITS.

Disposal Fees

Owners and operators of hazardous waste landfills in Ohio are required to collect disposal fees and to pay ...

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