Division of Materials and Waste Management

The division ensures hazardous and non-hazardous wastes are managed in accordance with the applicable regulations.

In addition to a traditional regulatory program, the division’s responsibilities include establishing and implementing statewide waste reduction, recycling, recycling market development and litter prevention programs for non-hazardous wastes.

Regulations are under development to encourage the use of beneficial use byproducts to preserve resources, conserve energy and reduce the need for additional landfills. The division also oversees state and local planning for long-term solid waste management.