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 https://rules.wyo.gov/.

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.


The SHWD oversees the Recycling Program and conducts a variety of studies and assessments regarding the responsible reuse and diversion of solid waste materials.

This page contains a variety of useful information, content and guidelines for waste recycling – including instructions for medical and hard-to-recycle waste.  Please view the “Resource Tabs” above.

Recycling Directory

This tab contains a downloadable directory of recycling and diversion programs in towns throughout Wyoming. 

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Related Links

This tab contains a variety of helpful and interesting links regarding recycling programs and procedures.

  • To access the Wyoming Solid Waste Recycling Association (WSWRA) website – which contains a variety of resources, information about memberships, and information about conferences – click here.  
  • To access information about EPA Earth Day, click here.  
  • To access a variety of fun and engaging activities for kids pertaining to recycling, click here.  
  • Selling, Donating and Recycling old clothing, click here
  • Kids Car Donations. They accept both working and non-working vehicles to provide assistance to children and teens who are confronted with physical, mental, and emotional challenges. click here.

This tab contains downloadable versions of statewide diversion studies and other resources pertaining to recycling. 

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