Governing Law and Regulations
Utah Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Division of Solid and Hazardous Waste (DSHW)
DEQ Division of Water Quality (DWQ)
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Utah has adopted the federal requirements for hazardous waste recycling. See the national section RECYCLING for details. Utah has adopted additional recycling rules for solid waste landfills, composting facilities, used oil, asphalt, waste tires, electronic waste, vehicle mercury switches, as well as the reuse of treated domestic wastewater.
• Administration and enforcement. The Utah Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) administers the state's hazardous, nonhazardous, used oil, electronic waste, and waste tire recycling programs. DEQ's Division of Water Quality (DWQ) administers the domestic wastewater reuse program.
Utah requires owners and operators of landfills ...