Solid Waste Management Planning

The Planning Unit oversees Ohio’s solid waste management planning program.  That program is a multi-faceted, statutorily-based program for ensuring that Ohio’s solid waste is properly managed.  The overriding objectives are to ensure that Ohio has adequate disposal capacity and to reduce Ohio’s reliance on landfills for disposing of solid waste.  To achieve those objectives, Ohio EPA, working with the Materials Management Advisory Council, adopts a state solid waste management plan (state plan) that establishes goals for reduction and recycling.

 

With 40 years of available disposal capacity, Ohio is able focus its attention on diverting waste to alternative management options.  This is achieved by ensuring that communities and businesses have opportunities to reduce, reuse, and recycle their solid waste.  Making those opportunities available is a collaborative effort among many stakeholders but is driven primarily at the local level through solid waste management districts (SWMDs).  SWMDs, in turn, fulfill their planning obligations by preparing and implementing solid waste management plans.  Through those plans, SWMDs demonstrate how they will fulfill their statutory requirements and achieve the goals in the state plan. 

 

The Planning Unit works closely with the SWMDs on fulfilling their responsibilities.  In its regulatory role, the Planning Unit reviews solid waste management plans to ensure they meet the requirements in Ohio’s law and oversees how SWMDs implement those plans.  However, the Planning Unit also spends considerable time providing technical assistance to the SWMDs.  The Planning Unit also manages and makes available data regarding waste generated, recycled, and disposed in Ohio.   

 

This page is intended as an information clearinghouse for solid waste management districts and others interested in solid waste management planning in Ohio.

Annual District Reports (ADRs)

Electronic Submittal of ADRs Is Coming Soon!

Beginning with the 2016 Annual District Report, Solid Waste Management Districts will fill out and submit Annual District Reports (ADRs) via an on-line system (Re-TRAC).  This system is currently in the process of being configured for this purpose.  The information that will submitted through the system will be almost identical to what was submitted in the 2015 ADR.  The form below can be used to identify the information that will be submitted through the on-line system and for note taking prior to entering the data into the system.  Additional information, training, and more will be provided in the near future!

If you have any questions, please contact Andrew Booker at 614-728-5355.

ADR Form (pdf)

The complete ADR form and "Status of Plan Implementation" table must be submitted to Ohio EPA no later than June 1st of each year. The required "Status of Plan Implementation" table is specific to each SWMD. This table is obtained by contacting the Ohio EPA representative responsible for your SWMD. Refer to the Planning Unit Assignments by County to find the appropriate contact information.

ADR Review Forms (SWMD Recycling and Disposal Data):

2015

 2014

 2013

 2012

2011

2010

Data, Reports and Studies

Available Ohio EPA Recycling Data

Material Recovery Facility and Commercial Recycling Data
2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010

 

Ohio's Material Recovery Facilities

Ohio Recycling Centers and Regional Single Material Recyclers

Compost Facility Report Data
2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010

 

Scrap Tire Data
2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010

 

Ohio EPA Waste and Recycling Studies

Facility Data Reports (Waste Disposal Data)

2016
2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010

 

Solid Waste Imports and Exports

2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010

Fact Sheets

Planning Information

Format

SWMDs must prepare their solid waste management plans (plans) in a format prescribed by Ohio EPA.
District Solid Waste Management Plan Format Version 3.0 (GD# 198)
Draft District Solid Waste Management Plan Format, Version 4.0

State Solid Waste Management Plan (State Plan)

Executive Summary from the 2009 State Solid Waste Management Plan
2009 State Solid Waste Management Plan
State Plan Fact Sheet

Use the links below to read older versions of the state plan

1995 State Plan

2001 State Plan

Plan Update Schedule

Solid Waste Management District Plan Update Schedule

Plan Ratification Fact Sheet

Ratification of SWMD Solid Waste Management Plans (GD# 655)

Planning Related Links

Ohio DevelopmentServices Agency (Office of Research)
Ohio Job Outlook
NAICS Codes

SWMD Fee Information

Quarterly Fee Report and Instructions

Blank copy of the Quarterly Fee Report

SWMD Quarterly Fee Report Instruction Manual.

Completed quarterly fee report forms are to be submitted to Ohio EPA based on the following schedule:

  • 1st Quarter (January 1 March 31) due May 15th
  • 2nd Quarter (April 1 June 30) due August 15th
  • 3rd Quarter (July 1 September 30) due November 15th
  • 4th Quarter (October 1 December 31) due February 15th

SWMD Fee Summary Reports

 2015

2014

2013

2012

 2011

2010

SWMD Fee Structure

A summary of SWMD revenue sources is shown in the SWMD Fee Structure.

Fact Sheet

Ratification of SWMD Disposal Fees - Draft (GD# 594)

Solidifying Wastes and Assessing Solid Waste Fees at Landfill Facilities

Solid Waste Fee Rules

OAC Rule 3745-502-01
Solid waste fee definitions
OAC Rule 3745-520-02
Requirements for collecting, remitting, and reporting state disposal and environmental protection fees
OAC Rule 3745-502-03
Requirements for collecting, remitting, and reporting solid waste management district disposal and generation fees
OAC Rule 3745-502-04
Requirements for collecting, remitting, and reporting host community fees

    Solid Waste Management Planning Rules

    Ohio Administrative Code Chapter 3745 (Solid Waste and Infectious Waste Regulations)

    OAC Rule 3745-27-01:       Definitions

    OAC Rule 3745-27-90:       Standards for Solid Waste Management Districts

    OAC Rule 3745-502-01:     Solid waste fee definitions

    OAC Rule 3745-520-02:    Requirements for collecting, remitting, and reporting state disposal & environmental protection fees

    OAC Rule 3745-502-03:    Requirements for collecting, remitting, and reporting SW management district disposal and generation fees

    OAC Rule 3745-502-04:     Requirements for collecting, remitting, and reporting community fees

     

    Solid Waste Management Planning Statutes 

    Ohio Revised Code Chapter 343 (Solid Waste Management Districts)

    This chapter of the Ohio Revised Code is part of the law that governs counties (i.e. Title 3).  Chapter 343 contains the statutory requirements that govern the county commissioners’ authorities and required protocols when the county is functioning as a solid waste management district or a solid waste management authority.

     

    343.01         Establishment and maintenance of county or joint solid waste management district

    343.011       Formation of regional solid waste management authority

    343.012       Initial proceedings to withdraw for joint county district

    343.013       Continuation of resource recovery facilities and recycling activities while public debt outstanding

    343.014       Designating solid waste facilities and recycling activities where no outstanding public debt

    343.015       Resolution of intent to continue designations after 1-1-94

    343.02         Contracts for solid waste collection, storage, transfer, disposal, recycling, processing, or resource recovery services

    343.022       Contracts to establish and collect on behalf of the district generation or disposal fees

    343.03         Prosecuting attorney to prosecute to termination or bring civil action

    343.04         Preparation of general facilities plan

    343.07         Issuing bonds

    343.08         Fixing reasonable rates or charges

    343.99         Penalty

     

    Ohio Revised Code Chapter 3734 (Solid and Hazardous Wastes):

     

    Chapter 3734 of the Ohio Revised Code is the law that governs solid and hazardous wastes.  Sections 3734.49 through 3734.577, listed below, establish Ohio’s solid waste planning program. 

     

    3734.01       Definitions

    3734.49       Materials management advisory council

    3734.50       State solid waste management plan

    3734.501     Annual review of solid waste management in Ohio

    3734.52       Establishing county or joint solid waste management districts

    3734.521     Change in district composition

    3734.53       Contents of a county or joint solid waste management district plan

    3734.531     Effect of failure of district to add members to policy committee or board of trustees

    3734.54       Preparing and submitting solid waste management plan

    3734.55       Preliminary review of draft plan

    3734.551     Reimbursement of director for expenses of preparing and ordering implementation of plan or amended plan

    3734.56       Submission of amended plan and certification

    3734.57       Fees for waste disposal

    3734.571     Disposal fees where district has no facilities

    3734.572     Disposal fee to defray costs of initial plan of district without disposal facility

    3734.573     Fees for generation of solid wastes within district

    3734.574     Generation and disposal fees

    3734.575     Report of fees and accounts

    3734.576     Exemption of automotive shredder residue from generation fee

           3734.577      Exemption from fees prohibited

    Ohio EPA/SWMD Workgroup

    The Ohio EPA/SWMD workgroup typically meets in February, May, August, and November on the first Thursday of the month. 

    Materials Management Advisory Council

    The Materials Management Advisory Council (MMAC) was established in 2015 through Ohio House Bill 64. The primary purpose of the council is to provide advice and guidance to the director of Ohio EPA on solid waste issues, including updates to the state solid waste management plan and Ohio EPA’s recycling and litter prevention grant programs. The council is also tasked with facilitating partnerships that expand markets for recycled commodities.  For more information, including scheduled and past meetings, please visit MMAC’s webpage.

     


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      Planning Unit
      Sarvis, Harry
      Manager (614) 644-3519
      Applegate, Susan
      Environmental Specialist 2, SWMD Plans,  Quarterly Reports (614) 728-5317
      Hittle, Matthew Environmental Specialist 2, SWMD Plans, Quarterly Reports (614) 728-5369
      Stall, Ernest  Environmental Specialist 3, State Plan, SWMD Plans, State Plan 
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