Governing Law and Regulations
Utah Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Division of Waste Management and Radiation Control
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Utah follows the federal requirements for hazardous waste landfills. At present, Utah has only one commercial landfill that accepts hazardous waste located in Toole County. Contact the Utah Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) for more information on this facility.
In addition, owners and operators of hazardous waste landfills must comply with additional permit application requirements including an application fee. The state's more stringent permit standards are reviewed in the state section TSDF PERMITS.
Solid (nonhazardous) wastes. Utah follows the federal solid (nonhazardous) waste landfill rules and adds its own more stringent requirements. See the state section SOLID WASTE for more information.
• Administration and enforcement. DEQ's Division of Waste Management and Radiation Control administers and enforces the hazardous waste and solid waste landfill rules in the state.