Division of Materials and Waste Management (DMWM)

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

In addition to a traditional regulatory program, 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.


What We Do

As citizens of Ohio, we all use many materials in our daily lives. How we handle materials and products when they are no longer useful to us or become a waste depends on what they are made of—especially whether they have toxic or hazardous components—and whether there are economically feasible opportunities for reuse or recycling. Ohio EPA staff, citizens and the regulated community are working together to minimize the amount of waste that must be treated, deposited in a landfill or incinerated. These efforts can reduce disposal costs and make sure valuable, reusable materials don't go to waste. 

Mission Statement

To protect public health and the environment by promoting alternative waste materials management options that reduce reliance on landfills and ensuring that waste management facilities are constructed and operated in compliance with applicable laws and regulations and hazardous waste generators are in compliance with applicable laws and regulations.

Vision Statement

The Division of Materials and Waste Management (DMWM) is a nationally recognized leader in traditional and innovative waste materials management, demonstrated by

  • Common sense regulations that remain protective of public health and the environment while emphasizing recycling, energy recovery and alternatives to disposal
  • Effective working relationships with regulatory partners
  • Quality and timely service to all customers

Priority Areas

Protect Ohio's Citizens and the Environment from Waste Management Activities

  • Adopt C&DD landfill rules for existing and “new” facilities

  • Address groundwater impacts from landfills (make improvements to solid waste ground water rules and issue assessment orders to C&DD landfills)

  • Initiate ground water monitoring at C&DD landfills where the O/O is not obligated to do ground water monitoring

  • Target outreach and inspections in environmental justice areas

  • Develop tools for responding to landfill odor complaints

  • Address problems at closed, abandoned solid waste landfills and clean up scrap tire dumps

  • Evaluate need to update Ohio’s laws concerning scrap tires

  • Support Regulatory Reform included in SB 294

  • Engage stakeholders in a review of the state’s solid waste management system

Encourage Sustainable Practices and Increase Ohio's Reuse and Recycling of Waste Materials to Stimulate Economic Growth.

  • Develop beneficial use rules (foundry sand and others; dredge is next)

  • Redefine solid waste, to support U.S. EPA alternative fuel rule and other recycling

  • Continue Food Scrap Initiative/Green Venues/Organics Diversion

  • Continue efforts to keep CESQG out of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) landfills by promoting increased collection and management of CESQG wastes

  • Monitor U,S. EPA’s Definition of Solid Waste rule for hazardous waste (evaluate impact to Ohio)

Operate Innovatively, Collaboratively, Efficiently and Effectively

  • Develop fee audit program

  • Plain language rewrite of template letters and documents

  • Provide tool for paying fees online

  • Provide tool for web-based licensing and registration (solid waste, C&DD and infectious waste)

Maintain a Level Regulatory Playing Field that Supports Responsible Owners Doing Business in Ohio.

  • Support the Director’s enforcement-related goals

  • By 2014, ensure that 95 percent of all cases referred for enforcement are resolved or referred to the Ohio Attorney General’s office within nine months

  • Evaluate and resolve consistency issues

Ensure the Regulated Community and the Public have easy Access to Program Information.

  • Improve use of 'Answer Place' for providing customer service

  • Continue using electronic listserv notifications to stakeholders

  • Support Director’s e-document management goals (i.e., by January 2012 have a web-based, searchable database of all non-compliance documents issued since 2007)

  • Monitor U.S. EPA's development of a national hazardous waste e-manifest system

Health District Partnerships

The Ohio Revised Code (ORC) provides for Ohio EPA to administer and enforce the provisions of Chapters 3714. and 3734., in particular with regard to solid waste facilities, infectious waste treatment facilities and construction and demolition debris (C&DD) facilities. In addition to Ohio EPA administering and enforcing the statute, Ohio law specifies that if the Director determines that a local health district is both capable of and willing to enforce all applicable requirements of ORC Chapters 3734. and 3714. and the corresponding sections of the Ohio Administrative Code (OAC), the Director may place it on the approved list(s).

In 2011, 75 of Ohio’s 127 local health districts were approved to administer and enforce Ohio’s solid waste, infectious waste and C&DD laws and regulations. These approved health districts that are responsible for issuing licenses to facilities, as well as performing inspections of facilities and initiating enforcement actions against owners and operators failing to comply with Ohio’s environmental rules; Ohio EPA provides these same services in unapproved health districts.

Ohio EPA Division of Materials and Waste Management (DMWM) conducts a survey of each approved health district on an annual basis. The purpose of the annual survey is to determine whether the health district that the Director has authorized to implement the Agency’s programs has been meeting program obligations throughout the survey period.

News

February 5, 2016: C&DD Operator Certification ESO

The Division of Materials and Waste Management (DMWM) has released an Early Stakeholder Outreach (ESO) document for a certified operator program for operators of construction and demolition debris (C&DD) facilities. Please see the 'Early Stakeholder Outreach' tab for more information. 

February 5, 2016: Composting Operator Certification ESO

The Division of Materials and Waste Management (DMWM) has released an Early Stakeholder Outreach (ESO) document for a certified operator program for operators of composting facilities.   Please see the 'Early Stakeholder Outreach' tab for more information.
 

February 4, 2016: DMWM Final Files C&DD GW Monitoring Rule

The Division of Materials and Waste Management (DMWM) has final filed the rescission of C&DD ground water monitoring fee rule, OAC 3745-520-50. The effective date for this rescission will be April 1, 2016. Please see the Public Notice for more information.

January 29, 2016: Supplementary Annual Ground Water Monitoring Report Deadline Approaching

The Supplemental Annual Ground Water Monitoring Report for the 2015 calendar year is due on March 1, 2016. This report must cover all of the hazardous waste facility’s ground water monitoring activities including, but not limited to, well installation and abandonment, well sampling and analysis results in the required database format, statistics, maps, and any ground water corrective action activities carried out during 2015. For details about who should be filing this report and detailed instructions on submittal format and requirements, please refer to the Hazardous Waste Reporting page.

January 29, 2016: Biennial Hazardous Waste Report Deadline Approaching

The Hazardous Waste Report for the 2015 calendar year is due on March 1, 2016. This report must cover all of the hazardous waste activities occurring in 2015 including generation, accumulation, treatment, storage, or disposal for large quantity generators and receiving facilities. For details about who should be filing this report and detailed instructions on completing it please refer to the Hazardous Waste Reporting page.

January 26, 2016: DMWM Releases RD&D Rules ESO

The Division of Materials and Waste Management (DMWM) has released an Early Stakeholder Outreach (ESO) document for the bulk liquid addition rules, OAC 3745-27-80 through 3745-27-89. Please see the 'Early Stakeholder Outreach' tab for more information.

 

December 17, 2015 presented by Sustainable Materials Management (SMM) Web Academy, U.S. EPA

This webinar builds on previous webinars where we discussed how to recycle right with tactics and tools to improve residential recycling. This webinar will take a look at how to effectively minimize contamination in the recycling stream.

Join us to hear what needs to be done to clean up your recycling from a private recycling company, a municipal district and a state regulator. We all know the importance of developing a clean recycling product for the end markets, but the quality of the end product is dependent on the quality of the recycling stream arriving from businesses and households. With more materials allowed in the recycling container, confusion has increased. Learn what can be done to reduce the contamination and developing winning strategies that will leave everyone happy. 

November 9, 2015: DMWM Files C&DD Ground Water Monitoring Fee Rule

November 9, 2015: DMWM Files C&DD Ground Water Monitoring Fee Rule

The Division of Materials and Waste Management (DMWM) has proposed a rescission of the C&DD ground water monitoring fee rule, OAC 3745-520-50. Please see the "Proposed Rules" tab to view the rule and public notice.

 

November 06, 2015: DMWM Set N rules and support documents are available

October 14, 2015: DMWM Releases Draft MSW Rules

The Division of Materials and Waste Management (DMWM) has released a draft of the municipal solid waste (MSW) rules for interested party comment and review. Comments on the interested party draft will be accepted through November 16, 2015. Please see the 'Interested Party' tab for more information.

 

July 29, 2015: DMWM Releases new updates for C&DD's 2016 license year

July 2, 2015: DMWM Releases CRO ESO

The Division of Materials and Waste Management (DMWM) has released an Early Stakeholder Outreach (ESO) document for the Cessation of Regulated Operations (CRO) rules. Please see the Early Stakeholder Outreach (ESO) tab on the Hazardous Waste Rules page to view the document and for more information. Comments are due by the close of business on Aug. 3, 2015.
 

June 18, 2015: Recycling and Litter Prevention Activities

Recycling and litter prevention activities across the state are coordinated locally. Use our recycling and litter prevention map to quickly find information for your county.  

May 18, 2015: DMWM Releases Conceptual Oil and Gas Rules

The Division of Materials and Waste Management (DMWM) has released an Early Stakeholder Outreach document along with conceptual draft language for the disposal of oil and gas waste. Please see the Early Stakeholder Outreach tab on our Non-hazardous Waste Rules page for more information.

May 14, 2015: DMWM Releases Draft Beneficial Use Rules

The Division of Materials and Waste Management (DMWM) has released a draft of the beneficial use rules for interested party comment and review. Comments on the interested party draft will be accepted through June 22, 2015. Please see the Interested Party tab on the Non-hazardous Waste Rules page for more information.

May 13, 2015: DMWM Announces ESO for DoSW Rule

The Division of Materials and Waste Management (DMWM) announces the Early Stakeholder Outreach (ESO) comment period beginning May 13, 2015, regarding the hazardous waste rules known as Definition of Solid Waste Rule (DoSW Rule) to be addressed in Ohio rule-making. Note that these are hazardous waste program rules (RCRA Subtitle C) despite the term "solid waste" in the subject. Draft Ohio rules will be available for review in the future; there are no rules to review at this time. Please see the DoSW ESO fact sheet for more information. Comments are due by close of business on Aug. 13, 2015.

2015 Licensing and Registrations

Did you miss the webinar or do you have further questions about how to use eBusiness Center to enter your license application? Here is the link to view the training webinar for all licensed facilities. If you are already familiar with who should have an eBusiness Center account and PIN and the processes to get these, you can fast forward to the information explaining how to complete and submit your license application. Access the webinar here.

How do I obtain a hazardous waste ID number?

The instructions and a fillable version of the RCRA Subtitle C Site Identification form are located on the Notification of Regulated Waste Activity page.

How do I recycle?

Your local solid waste management district (SWMD) is your first source of disposal and recycling information. If something is still useable, donate it to a friend, neighbor or non-profit organization. See our recycling page for more information.

How do I obtain a recycling grant?

Ohio EPA's competitive grant funding is targeted at local governments, colleges and universities, solid waste management districts/authorities, health districts, soil and water conservation districts and private sector businesses for a variety of recycling and litter cleanup and scrap tire management projects.

How do I dispose of waste?

Contact your local solid waste hauler or find an Ohio EPA licensed solid waste facility.

   
Phone: (614) 644-2621

Fax: (614) 728-5315

Email Webmaster

Physical address:
Ohio EPA - DMWM
Lazarus Government Center
50 W. Town St., Suite 700
Columbus, OH 43215

Mailing address:
Ohio EPA - DMWM
Lazarus Government Center
P.O. Box 1049
Columbus, OH 43216-1049 

   

Administration

Administration, Environmental Administrators
TerMeer, Terrie Chief (614) 728-0017
Finfrock, Teri Assistant Chief (614) 728-5326
Gbur, Sharon Assistant Chief (614) 728-5346
Harris, Dan Environmental Administrator (614) 728-5377



 

Fiscal and Office Administration
Crawford, Kelly Fiscal Officer (614) 644-3570
     
Dearth, Brian
Supervisor, Processing/Records Management
(614) 728-5366
Crumiell-Hagens, Demitria
Administrative Professional 2
(614) 728-5363
Nichols, Greg 
Administrative Professional 3
(614) 728-5327
Kelloug, Deborah
Administrative Professional 3
(614) 644-2944
     
Kerr, Cindy  Administrative Officer
(614) 728-5366
Hill, Sharon  Administrative Professional 1
(614) 728-5316
Milner, Valeria Administrative Professional 1
(614) 644-3136
Turner, Jacquelin
Receptionist 

(614) 644-2621




Information Resources Management Section

     
Shockley, Alison
Manager (614) 728-5335
     
Canter, Paula Hazardous Waste, Solid Waste System Administrator   (614) 644-2923
Andrews, Alexis
Resource Conservation and Recovery (RCRA) Hazardous Waste ID Issuance, Permitting, Closure and Post-closure 
(614) 728-5332
Long, Jim
Resource Conservation and Recovery (RCRA) Hazardous Waste ID Issuance, Updates and Deactivations (614) 728-5324
Macklin, Marilyn
Records Management
(614) 644-2943
     
D’Amato, Nick
Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Solid Waste Reporting Activities
(614) 728-5358
Kumar, Geetha
Electronic Design Specialist
(614) 644-2667
     

Rule and Program Development Section

     
Harris, Dan Environmental Administrator (614) 728-5377

Arthur, Kit Rules Coordinator - Hazardous Waste
(614) 644-2932
Mountjoy, Michelle Rules Coordinator - Solid Waste, Infectious Waste and Construction and Demolition Debris (614) 728-5372

Sarvis, Harry Environmental Manager (614) 644-3519
     
Schierberl, John
Supervisor, Regulatory Program Development
(614) 644-2955
Flynn, Maera
Scrap Tire and Composting Reports, Solid Waste Reporting Activities, Regulatory Program Developments
(614) 728-5338
Hale, Karen Hazardous Waste Management and Regulatory Program Development (614) 644-2927
Hauser, Deborah
Regulatory Program Development
(614) 728-5353
     

Regulatory Research and Solid Waste Management Districts Section




Sarvis, Harry Manager (614) 644-3519
     
McGinnis, Ralph Supervisor, Reporting, Analysis and Data Management (614) 644-3065
Babb, Thomas  Hazardous Waste Biennial Reports (614) 914-2527
Schramm, Cassandra Hazardous Waste Biennial Reports, Solid Waste Reporting Activities (614) 728-5325
Woods, Laura Hazardous Waste Biennial Reports, Solid Waste Reporting Activities (614) 728-5371
     

 




Sarvis, Harry Manager (614) 644-3519 
     
Booker, Andrew Supervisor, Solid Waste Management District Unit (614)728-5355
Germain, Christopher Solid Waste Management District Plans, Solid Waste Management District Workgroup, House Bill 592 Review (614) 728-5317
Hittle, Matthew Solid Waste Management District Plans, Solid Waste Management Advisory Council (SWAC) (614) 728-5369
Stall, Ernest Solid Waste Management Districts, Solid Waste Management District Plans (614) 728-5356



Compliance Assurance Section

     
McCoy, Bruce Manager (614) 728-5345
     
Jeter, Kelly
Supervisor, Enforcement Unit - Solid Waste
(614) 728-5337
Berry, Melinda
Solid Waste; Infectious Waste; Construction and Demolition Debris Enforcement
(614) 728-5339
Mussenden, Carl  Non-Hazardous Waste Compliance Assistance, Inspection Support and Enforcement Support
(614) 728-5341
     
Shear, Aaron
Supervisor, Solid Waste Compliance and Inspection Support
(614) 728-5350
Boyer, Matt
Solid Waste; Infectious Waste; Construction and Demolition Debris and Compliance and Inspection Support  
(614) 728-5351 
Chapman, Barry
Solid Waste; Infectious Waste; Construction and Demolition Debris and Compliance and Inspection Support
(614) 728-5344
Cummins, Adam 
Solid Waste; Infectious Waste; Construction and Demolition Debris and Compliance and Inspection Support  
(614) 728-5328 
Hillyer, Holly
Solid Waste; Infectious Waste; Construction and Demolition Debris and Compliance and Inspection Support
(614) 728-5348
     
Mayhugh, Jeff
Supervisor, Hazardous Waste Compliance and Inspection Support
(614) 644-2950
Ferron, Pete
Hazardous Waste Regulatory Assistance For Hazardous Waste Compliance and Inspection Support
(614) 728-5367
Killeen, Tim 
Hazardous Waste Regulatory Assistance For Hazardous Waste Compliance and Inspection Support
(614) 728-8961
Mcconnell, Tammy
Hazardous Waste Regulatory Assistance For Hazardous Waste Compliance and Inspection Support
(614) 644-2922
     
Mathews, Mitch
Manager, Enforcement Unit - Haz Waste
(614)644-2953
Heffelfinger, Tammy
Hazardous Waste Enforcement
(614) 644-2954
Smith, Kelly
Hazardous Waste Enforcement
(614) 644-3174
     

Engineering, Remediation and Authorizations Section

     
Carroll, Jeremy Manager (614) 644-2830
     
Hester, Scott Supervisor, Authorizing Actions and Engineering (614) 728-5359
Dehavilland, Annette  Solid Waste, Infectious Waste and Construction and Demolition Debris Rules, Guidance, Policy, Authorizing Actions and Engineering
(614) 728-5373
 
Ujvari, Megan
Solid Waste Authorizing Actions
(614) 644-2967
Mitchell, Brad
Solid Waste Authorizing Actions
(614) 728-5361
Nyers, John
Hazardous Waste Authorizing Actions and Engineering
(614) 644-2822
     
Livchak, Connie
Supervisor, Financial Assurance and Remediation
(614) 644-2966
Cheung, Melissa
Hazardous Waste Financial Assurance
(614) 644-3067
Church, Janice
CLOSER and Scrap Tire Remediation and Contracting
(614) 728-5323 
Haritos, Fanny
Solid Waste Financial Assurance
(614) 728-5343
Sellers, Shawn Hazardous Waste Financial Assurance (614) 644-2933
     

District Offices