Municipal Landfill Cease and Transfer

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.

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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  

Solid Waste Permitting & Corrective Action Program                      
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 Rules, Chapter 1, General Provisions were adopted and filed with the Wyoming Secretary of State on April 7, 2022.  See

Solid Waste

The Solid Waste Permitting and Corrective Action Program is conducting a public outreach on proposed revisions to the Solid Waste Rules Chapter 3 Industrial Landfills Regulations.

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.

Municipal Landfill Cease and Transfer

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.

Prioritization List

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.

Carcass Management Projects

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.


Program Manager:
Craig McOmie
(307) 473-3487
444 W. Collins Ave., Suite 1400, Casper, WY 82601

Reimbursement Coordinator:
Mike Jennings
(307) 473-3486
444 W. Collins Ave., Suite 1400, Casper, WY 82601

Office of State Lands & Investments – Sr. Community Loan Officer:
Brian Ferrari
(307) 777-6645
Fax: 307-777-2980
122 West 25th Street, Herschler Building, W103, Cheyenne, WY 82002



Prioritization List

Program Reports

Guidance Documents