Solid Waste Management (Indiana)

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EZFeed Policy

Place Indiana

Applies to States or Provinces Indiana
Name Solid Waste Management (Indiana)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Environmental Regulations
Affected Technologies Biomass/Biogas
Active Policy Yes

Implementing Sector State/Province

Program Administrator Indiana Department of Environmental Management, Association of Indiana Solid Waste Management Districts
Primary Website

Last Review 2014-09-15

Information Source


The state supports the implementation of source reduction, recycling, and other alternative solid waste management practices over incineration and land disposal. The Indiana Department of Environmental Management and the Indiana Solid Waste Management Board are tasked with planning and adopting rules and regulations governing solid waste management practices. Provisions pertaining to landfill management and expansion, permitting, construction, reporting, and transportation practices and fees are discussed in these statutes. Counties are required to establish individual Solid Waste Management Districts or partner with other counties to create such districts, which are authorized to develop solid waste management plans and to plan, design, construct, finance, manage, own, lease, operate, and maintain facilities for solid waste management. Applicants for permits to construct new solid waste disposal or processing facilities must demonstrate the need for such a facility. Active regulations of the Solid Waste Management Board can be found in Title 329 of the Indiana Administrative Code, while pending regulations can be found on the Board's website.

Policy Contact

Contact Name Julie L. Rhodes
Department Association of Indiana Solid Wastes Districts Inc.

Phone 317-371-2788

Contact Name Julie Arquette
Department Indiana Department of Environmental Management
Division Office of Land Quality/Compliance and Response Branch
Address 100 N Senate Ave
Address 2 Room IGCN 1101
Place Indianapolis, Indiana
Zip/Postal Code 46204
Phone 317-727-2234



Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: Ind. Code 13-19
Date Effective 2005
Date Enacted 1996

Authority 2: 13-20

Authority 3: 13-21

Authority 4: 329 Indiana Administrative Code

Authority 5: Title 329

Authority 6: Title 326