Frequent Questions

Where can I locate information about landfills?

There are several resources concerning landfills.

Landfills are well-engineered and managed facilities for the disposal of solid waste.

Learn more about Municipal Solid Waste Landfills (MSWLF): discrete areas of land or excavation that receives household waste. A MSWLF may also receive other types of nonhazardous wastes, such as commercial solid waste, nonhazardous sludge, conditionally exempt small quantity generator waste, and industrial nonhazardous solid waste. 

Hazardous Waste Management Program creates a cradle-to-grave management system for hazardous waste to ensure proper treatment, storage, and disposal in a manner protective of human health and the environment.

Landfill Methane Outreach Program (LMOP) is a voluntary assistance program that helps to reduce methane emissions from landfills by encouraging the recovery and beneficial use of landfill gas (LFG) as a renewable energy resource.

Municipal Solid Waste Landfill Regulations contains resources on proposed and promulgated rules pertaining to the operation and management of municipal solid waste landfills.

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