The purpose of the Solid Waste Management Program is to ensure solid waste is managed in such a way that protects both public health and the environment. 

Operations Section

Administrative Functions

  • Development of Financial Reports Regarding Program Expenditures.
  • Accounts Payable/Budget Planning and Tracking.
  • Computer Information Systems Planning and Maintenance.
  • Legislative and Fiscal Note Coordination.

Financial Functions

  • Administration and Oversight of District Grants.
  • Administration and Oversight of District Administrative Grants.
  • Administration and Oversight of Targeted Grants/Loans.
  • Development of Financial Reports Regarding Grants/Loans.
  • Solid Waste Management Fund Regulation Development.
  • Financial Technical Assistance to Solid Waste Management Districts.
  • Workshops and Training for Solid Waste Management District Staff.

Planning Functions

  • Coordination of Local and Regional Solid Waste Management Planning.
  • Newspaper Minimum Recycled Content Tracking and Reporting.
  • Promote Recycling and Resource Recovery of Solid Waste.
  • Review, Approve and Track Solid Waste Management Plans.
  • Promote Solid Waste Management Alternatives.
  • Solid Waste Planning Data Management.
  • Solid Waste Planning Regulation Development.
  • Provide Technical Assistance to Solid Waste Management Districts.
  • Promote Solid Waste Reduction.
  • State Solid Waste Management Plan Development.
  • Promote Recycling in State Government.
  • Providing Technical Assistance to the Public, Legislators and others on Recycling, Waste Reduction, Composting and Resource Recovery.

Engineering Section

Permits Unit

  • Coordinate and Hold Solid Waste Permit Hearings.
  • Provide Oversight of Groundwater Monitoring Requirements for Solid Waste Disposal Areas.
  • Infectious Waste Regulation Development.
  • Solid Waste Permit Regulation Development.
  • Permit Condition Compliance Review.
  • Review and Recommend Approval of Solid Waste Disposal Area Construction Permit Applications.
  • Review and Recommend Approval of Solid Waste Processing Facility Construction Permit Applications.
  • Review and Recommend Approval of Closure and Post-Closure Plans for Proposed Solid Waste Disposal Areas.
  • Review and Approve Financial Assurance Documents for Proposed and Existing Solid Waste Disposal Areas.
  • Review and Recommend Approval of Requests for Disposal Area Operating Permits.
  • Review and Approve Requests for Processing Facility Operating Permits.
  • Provide Technical Assistance to the Ppublic, Regulated Community, Llegislators and Others Concerning Permitting Requirements.

Special Projects Unit

  • Coordinate Geological Evaluations of Existing Solid Waste Disposal Areas.
  • Provide Technical Assistance Concerning Permit Modifications and Permit Exemptions.
  • Review and Approve Closure and Post-Closure Plans for Existing Solid Waste Disposal Areas.
  • Review and Approve Closure of Solid Waste Disposal Areas.
  • Review and Approve Corrective (Remedial) Action Plans for Solid Waste Disposal Areas.
  • Review and Approve Permit Exemption Requests.
  • Review and Approve Disposal Area Permit Modification Requests.
  • Review and Approve Processing Facility Permit Modification Requests.
  • Review and Approve Beneficial Use and Clean Fill Requests.

Compliance and Enforcement Section

Solid Waste Facilities Unit

  • Conduct Civil Investigations of violations at Solid Waste Facilities.
  • Conduct Civil Investigations of Illegal Dumping Violations.
  • Coordinate the Development of Quality Assurance/Quality Control, or QA/QC, Plans for the Sampling of Ground Water Monitoring Wells at Solid Waste Disposal Areas.
  • Provide Coordination, Technical Assistance and Training for Regional Office Solid Waste Staff.
  • Initiate Formal Enforcement Actions, Following Through to Resolution.
  • Tracking Inspections and Enforcement Actions.
  • Conducting Landfill Operator Certification and Re-Certification Training.
  • Providing Litigation Support for the Attorney General’s Office.
  • Rulemaking Development Regarding Enforcement.
  • Providing Technical Assistance to the Public, Legislators, and Others Regarding Enforcement Issues.
  • Geographic Information System, or GIS, Efforts Concerning Solid Waste Facilities and Illegal Dumps.
  • Investigations of Methane Gas Migrations from Solid Waste Disposal Areas.
  • Remedial Fund Investigation and Development.
  • Promote Local Solid Waste Enforcement.

Scrap Tires and Illegal Dumping Unit

  • Conduct Enforcement against Scrap Tire Dumps.
  • Review MODOT Scrap Tire Hauling Permit Applications for concurrence.
  • Review and Approve Applications for Scrap Tire Processing Facility/Scrap Tire Site Permits.
  • Administration and Oversight of Scrap Tire Grants.
  • Administration and Oversight of Contracts and MOA’s for Scrap Tire Dump Cleanups.
  • Review and Approve Requests for the Beneficial Use of Scrap Tires.
  • Rulemaking development regarding scrap tires.