Refuse Disposal Permit Details

Refuse Disposal Permit

General Info - Statewide Permit


This Maryland permit ensures the proper disposal of solid waste in an environmentally acceptable manner while protecting public health and the environment, including surface and ground water.

Any person who installs, materially alters, or extends a refuse disposal system must obtain this permit. Refuse disposal systems that require this permit include:

  • Municipal landfills

  • Land clearing debris landfills

  • Industrial waste landfills (NOTE: Pending regulations will require this permit for disposal of coal combustion byproducts in industrial waste landfills.)

  • Rubble landfills

  • Incinerators (municipal and special medical wastes)

  • Transfer stations

  • Processing facilities

  • Processing and transfer facilities 


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    Approval time

  • $0.00

    Application cost

Obtaining the Permit

Ready to get your permit? - Steps, Requirements, and Documents

  1. Follow the application steps outlined here.


Apply for the Permit

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Agency/Contact

Permit Issuer - Information

Who issues the permit?

Maryland Department of Environment

Contact Information

Kaveh Hossienzadeh Alhija

Email: Kaveh.Hossienzadeh@maryland.gov

Tel: (410) 537-3375



Legal Authority

What laws and regulations give Maryland Department of Environment the legal authority to issue this approval?

FEDERAL: Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Subtitle D and 40 CFR Parts 257 and 258 for municipal landfills only.

STATE: Environment Article - Title 9, Subtitle 2, Annotated Code of Maryland; COMAR 26.04.07.