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:
Land clearing debris landfills
Industrial waste landfills (NOTE: Pending regulations will require this permit for disposal of coal combustion byproducts in industrial waste landfills.)
Incinerators (municipal and special medical wastes)
Processing and transfer facilities
Obtaining the Permit
Ready to get your permit? - Steps, Requirements, and Documents
Follow the application steps outlined here.
Apply for the Permit
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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.