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.

Solid and Hazardous Waste Programs

Solid Waste

State law requires that all solid waste be disposed of, treated or recycled at designated facilities approved by both the SHWD and the local governing body with jurisdiction (county, city, town) in which the facility is located.

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.

Landfill Remediation

The Program was enacted to address open and closed landfills throughout the state wherein, upon installation of adequate groundwater monitoring networks, it was determined that landfill activities were impacting groundwater.

Hazardous Waste Permitting & Corrective Actions

The Hazardous Waste Permitting and Corrective Action Program issues permits for the operation and post-closure care of regulated hazardous waste treatment, storage and disposal facilities.

Voluntary Remediation

The Voluntary Remediation Program works with businesses, landowners and communities to repair contaminated land and return it to productive use.

Orphan Sites

DEQ established a process for identifying orphan sites and prioritizing the resources available to clean them up.

Inspection and Compliance

Inspection and Compliance team is responsible for ensuring that local government, business and industrial entities are in compliance with Wyoming Solid and Hazardous Waste Rules and Regulations.

Storage Tank

Our Storage Tank Program (STP) team regulates the installation and operation of STP-regulated storage tank systems and oversees cleanup at sites impacted by eligible leaking tanks to protect Wyoming’s land and groundwater from contamination.