Solid Waste Management Planning

The Planning Unit oversees Ohio’s 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.

 

In addition, the Planning Unit works closely with 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.  The Planning Unit also spends considerable time providing technical assistance to the SWMDs, and manages and provides available data regarding waste generated, recycled, and disposed in Ohio. 

Annual District Reports (ADRs)

Each solid waste management district (SWMD) must submit a completed annual district report (ADR) no later than June 1st of each year.  Starting with the 2016 ADR, SWMDs now submit their ADRs online using Ohio EPA’s Re-TRAC platform.  A SWMD coordinator can access the SWMD’s account from the Re-TRAC Connect log in page.  For difficulties accessing an account or questions about completing the ADR, please contact the planner that is assigned to the SWMD.  Refer to the Planning Unit Assignments by County to find the appropriate contact information.

ADR Review Forms (SWMD Recycling and Disposal Data):

Data, Reports and Studies

Material Recovery Facility and Commercial Recycling Data

2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010

 

Ohio's Material Recovery Facilities


Compost Facility Report Data

2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010

 

Scrap Tire Data

2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010

 


Ohio EPA Waste and Recycling Studies


Facility Data Reports (Waste Disposal Data)

2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010

 


Solid Waste Imports and Exports

2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010

SWMD Fee Information

Quarterly Fee Report and Instructions

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

2016

 2015

2014

2013

2012

 2011

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

Rules

 

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

Other Useful Links

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Fax: (614) 728-5315

Email Webmaster

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

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

Planning Unit
Chet Chaney Manager (614) 728-5377
Stall, Ernest Environmental Specialist 3, State Plan, SWMD Plans, MMAC, SWMD/Ohio EPA Workgroup (614) 728-5356
Kevin Zacharyasz Environmental Specialist 2, SWMD Plans (614) 728-5317
Hittle, Matthew Environmental Specialist 2, SWMD Plans, Quarterly Fee Reports (614) 728-5369
Jeff Montavon Environmental Specialist 2 (614) 728-5357
     
 
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