Construction and Demolition Debris

Regulates disposal of Construction and Demolition Debris (C&DD) and establishes a notification requirement for the use of clean hard fill.

C&DD is material resulting from the construction or demolition of man-made structures. C&DD does not include any material that is a hazardous waste, infectious waste, or material removed from the structure prior to demolition. C&DD does not include any solid wastes other than specifically allowed in law and rule.

C&DD may be reused, recycled or disposed in Ohio municipal solid waste landfills or C&DD landfills. C&DD landfills are required to meet siting, design, operating, closure and post-closure requirements and are prohibited from accepting pulverized debris. An annual license to operate is required to construct and operate a C&DD landfill in Ohio. The license is issued by the licensing authority (either the local health department or Ohio EPA).

The C&DD program regulations focus on disposal and do not require authorization to conduct C&DD transfer or recycling. Other Ohio EPA programs, such as air or surface water, may regulate activities at such facilities.

DMWM has posted a new document:  Updates and Clarifications Regarding 2014 C&DD License Applications announcing the availability of updated 2014 licensing forms and other important information for those submitting 2014 C&DD license applications and the licensing authorities reviewing 2014 C&DD license applications.

Excavation of soil to construct a C&DD landfill may require a surface mining permit from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Mineral Resources Management.  You may obtain information and assistance by directly contacting your Division of Mineral Resources Management regional office.

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Authorizations Necessary to Establish a Solid Waste Landfill Facility (GD# 509)

Exemptions for Construction and Demolition Debris Disposal (GD# 546)

Exemption from Ground Water Monitoring for Construction and Demolition Debris Facilities (GD# 547)

File of Information for Exemptions and Licenses (GD# 565)

Financial Assurance (GD# 591)

Permitting of Borrow Areas (GD#  627)

Processing a Request to Transfer a Solid Waste, C&DD or IW Facility License (GD# 613)

Siting Criteria (GD# 693) 

Permit to Install Application Attachment A1 – Landfills (GD# 696)

Permit to Install Application Attachment B1b – Industrial Solid Waste Landfill (GD# 217)

Permit to Install Application Cover Sheet (GD# 214)

Public Involvement Requirements for Solid Waste Permits (GD# 212)

Significant Zone of Saturation (GD# 176)

Siting Criteria (GD# 693)

Unstable Slope Advisory for Solid Waste Landfill Facilities (GD# 586) 

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For existing facilities, two siting criteria are established in the statute (does not apply if the facility was operating before July 24, 1990):

1.       No portion of the facility shall be within the 100 year flood plain;

2.       No portion of the facility shall be within the boundaries of a sole source aquifer

In addition to these two criteria, for new facilities, the statute established the following criteria:

1.       Disposal limits shall not be less than 100 feet from streams and wetlands;

2.       Disposal limits shall not be less than 100 feet from the property line;

3.       Disposal limits shall not be less than 500 feet from certain kinds of natural areas;

4.       Disposal limits shall not be less than 500 feet from lakes and reservoirs meeting certain criteria;

5.       Disposal limits shall not be less than 500 feet from water supply wells meeting;

6.       Disposal limits shall not be less than 500 feet from an historic landmark;

7.       Disposal limits shall not be less than 500 feet from an occupied dwelling;

8.       Disposal limits shall not be less than 5 feet from the uppermost aquifer;

9.       The main hauling road shall not be within 500 feet of an occupied dwelling.

     
Carroll, Jeremy Manager (614) 644-2830
Engineering, Remediation and Authorizations
Hester, Scott Supervisor, Authorizing Actions & Engineering (614) 728-5359
DeHavilland, Annette Solid Waste, Infectious waste, and construction & demolition debris rules, Guidance, Policy, and engineering (614) 728-5373
     

     
McCoy, Bruce Manager (614) 728-5345
Compliance Assurance

Solid Waste Compliance and Inspection Support
Chapman, Barry Solid waste; infectious waste; construction & demolition debris and compliance & inspection support (614) 728-5344
Hagar, Jen Solid waste; infectious waste; construction & demolition debris and compliance & inspection support (614) 728-5325
Hillyer, Holly Solid waste; infectious waste; construction & demolition debris and compliance & inspection support (614) 728-5348
Shear, Aaron Solid waste; infectious waste; construction & demolition debris and compliance & inspection support (614) 728-5350
     


Above: Ohio EPA Director Nally talks about Stimmel Road dump cleanup.

Also, watch the Stimmel Road cleanup from beginning to end in this video by Franklin County Board of Health.