Solid & Hazardous Waste Division
Solid Waste Permitting and Corrective Action
In an effort to protect, conserve, and enhance the quality of the environment within the beautiful State of Wyoming and for the health and well -being of current and future generations, the Solid Waste Permitting and Corrective Action program is responsible for permitting the location, design, construction, operation, closure and post-closure care of solid waste treatment, storage and disposal facilities.
The solid waste facilities that are regulated by this program include local community landfills (both operating and closed), municipal waste baling stations and transfer facilities, industrial waste landfills, industrial waste treatment facilities and units, and used oil storage facilities. Permits are required to ensure that solid waste facilities built in Wyoming can be operated safely, and will not harm public health or the environment. For further information see Solid Waste Rules and Guidelines and contact the permitting manager for your location. (SW Contacts & District Map)
Solid Waste Permitting and Corrective Action Program also monitors the quality of groundwater around waste treatment and disposal facilities, and may impose corrective action requirements on facilities whenever groundwater contamination is discovered. Currently, the Department is requiring the installation of monitoring networks at municipal landfills statewide. Grant funding is available to reimburse local governments for a portion of this cost. See Monitoring Reimbursement for more information regarding this program.
All local government entities that operate municipal landfills must prepare Integrated Solid Waste Management (ISWM) plans by July 1, 2009. The Solid Waste Permitting and Corrective Action Program is offering financial assistance to local government entities for plan preparation. See Integrated Solid Waste Management for more information on this program.