Municipal Landfill Cease and Transfer

Electronic Document Submittal

In response to the Governor's request to limit contact and the move toward most WDEQ staff working remotely for the near future, the Solid and Hazardous Waste Division (SHWD) have made electronic document submittal available. This includes work plans, reports, general correspondence and Solid Waste permit applications. Electronic submittal forms are now available for SHWD programs. Please choose the appropriate form from the list of links below to upload documents. If submitted electronically, no hardcopy is required to be submitted unless you are contacted by SHWD staff with a request to submit the hard copy. Please note that SHWD is unable to accept comments on documents in public notice via these forms. Please refer to the public notice for instructions on how to submit comments.   

Hazardous Waste, Voluntary Remediation, Orphan Site Programs 
 https://bit.ly/WDEQ-SHWD-HW-VRP-upload  

Solid Waste Permitting & Corrective Action Program                      
Enforcement Actions

The DEQ undertakes enforcement actions to preserve safe environmental conditions throughout Wyoming. 

This page contains information on the enforcement actions that the Solid and Hazardous Waste Division may undertake, as well as a record of enforcement actions that have been undertaken by SHWD.

Proposed Rules and Regulations

This page contains any proposed Rules or Regulations that are currently under development within the Solid and Hazardous Waste Division. 

Hazardous Waste Rules, Chapter 1

The Hazardous Waste Permitting and Corrective Action Program will present revisions to Hazardous Waste Rules, Chapter 1, General Provisions, to the Environmental Quality Council at a public hearing scheduled on November 16, 2021. Additional information is available https://eqc.wyo.gov/Public/Dockets.aspx.

Rules and Regulations

All official Wyoming State Rules and Regulations are kept at the Wyoming Secretary of State's Office. Click here to view all current Rules and Regulations. 

This page contains information on the Municipal Solid Waste Landfill Cease and Transfer Program, which pertains to the transferring of waste to more cost-effective regional landfills. 

Background Information

A 2009 Integrated Solid Waste Planning report showed the groundwater contamination caused by unlined landfills have caused operating costs to rise beyond the financial capabilities of many local governments in Wyoming. At that time, it was determined that shared landfills can help control the rising costs. As a result, many small landfill operators plan to transfer waste to more cost-effective regional landfills, and then close their local landfills.

A community can’t close its landfill until the infrastructure for waste transfer is in place. The process of constructing a transfer station may require one or two years because of the time needed to determine community needs, make arrangements for funding, and complete permitting, design and construction. Depending on community size and transport distances, the infrastructure needed can range from a refuse collection (packer) truck to a large transfer station.

DEQ evaluated local landfills across the state and, in December 2013, produced a prioritization list. This list details which communities served by small landfills need to transfer their solid waste to a regional landfill and the timeframe recommended for each transfer and subsequent closure.

The 2020 priority list for the Cease and Transfer Program includes $100,000.00 available for carcass management projects to address disposal of animal carcasses.

For a list of facilities accepting animal carcasses click here.

Please contact Craig McOmie at 307-473-3487 for more information on the funds available.

To see which community landfills are on the Municipal Solid Waste Landfill Cease and Transfer Program List, click the link below.