Waste Programs Division: Solid Waste Management

ADEQ's solid waste program's responsibilities includes permitting and corrective action for solid waste facilities, performing inspections and providing compliance assistance, and advocating solid waste reduction, reuse and recycling.


Solid waste rules effective July 1, 2012, implemented fees for self-certification facilities, septage haulers, and transporters of biohazardous medical waste to pay registration and licensing fees. The fees are for initial registration of new or existing facilities and subsequent annual registration. A new fee schedule for solid waste facility plan reviews was also implemented.

Hazardous waste rules effective July 1, 2012, implemented an increase in application fees, set maximum fees, and established an hourly rate for processing hazardous waste permits.

Maps and Solid Waste Facilities Information

The maps below contain data found in files at ADEQ or GPS data collected by ADEQ staff. The locations represented on these maps are registered sites and facilities only. Not all of the locations represented on these maps are open for public use. When this is the case, the maps will make this distinction. When any location's permit status becomes closed it will be removed from every map. However, its location information is maintained in a GIS format for future use.

Facilities Information

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Solid Waste Facility Rulemaking

The purpose of this rulemaking (formerly known as the Integrated Solid Waste Regulatory Framework rulemaking) is to establish a systematic and comprehensive framework for regulating solid waste facilities and solid waste streams in Arizona. This rulemaking will integrate and implement statutory provisions related to best management practices, self-certification requirements, plan approval procedures, financial assurance requirements, design and operation rules for solid waste facilities, and other topics. Facilities that may be affected by this rulemaking include landfills, treatment facilities, transfer facilities, waste tire facilities, composting facilities, and recycling facilities.

On January 14, 2009, ADEQ filed a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) with the Secretary of State for publication in the Arizona Administrative Register, anticipating that the NPRM would be published in the Register on February 6, 2009. ADEQ notified stakeholders of the filing of the NPRM and provided them with an unofficial version of the NPRM. The NPRM was withdrawn prior to publication pursuant to the Governor's Regulatory Review Plan Memorandum of January 22, 2009. (15 A.A.R. 376 and 381) .

From May 2007 through July 2008, ADEQ engaged stakeholders affected by the establishment of these rules in an informal public participation process prior to filing an NPRM under the state's Administrative Procedure Act. ADEQ worked directly with all affected stakeholders to ensure that their issues and concerns were consistently understood and considered. The following documents the informal public participation process:

Phase I: Stakeholder Workshops on Regulatory Concepts (Completed)

These facilitated workshops provided background information on the existing solid waste regulatory program and an overview of key rule concepts. Workshop participants were encouraged to provide feedback and raise issues. Below are links to workshop presentation materials and session summaries.

Phase II: Stakeholder Workshops on Draft Rule Text (Completed)

Phase III: Stakeholder Workshops on Revised Draft Rule Text

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Used Oil

In 1990 Arizona promulgated laws for managing used oil under Arizona Revised Statutes ยง 49-801 et. al. These laws include both regulatory provisions and enforcement provisions for managing used oil. In 1997, the regulatory provisions were replaced when Arizona adopted, by reference, the federal regulations for managing used oil, under 40 Code of Federal Regulations, Part 279 (40 CFR 279). As a result, Arizona's used oil program now consists of the regulatory provisions contained in 40 CFR 279, and additional regulatory provisions that were deemed appropriate for Arizona, and the enforcement provisions.

To learn more about Arizona's used oil program, choose from the topics below. These topics are offered to provide general background information about Arizona's used oil program, and are not a legal interpretation of the law. For more complete information about used oil management, or the enforcement provisions, refer to the state statutes and the federal regulations, referenced above.

Overview of Arizona's Used Oil Program:

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