Frequent Questions

What are municipal landfills?

Municipal landfills collect household garbage. These landfills are predominately regulated by State and local governments. EPA has, however, established minimum criteria that these landfills must meet in order to remain open. The only hazardous waste that municipal landfills can accept is household hazardous waste and waste that is exempt from hazardous waste regulation.

For more information, see http://www.epa.gov/epawaste/nonhaz/municipal/landfill.htm

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