Construction and Demolition Debris (C&DD)

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

Construction and Demolition Debris (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, 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.

Update on C&DD 2015 Licensing

The C&DD license application and tabs have been posted in the 'Resources' tab, under 'Forms,' on this webpage.

Excavation of Soil to Construct a C&DD Landfill

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

Regulation of Industrial Minerals Mining

Design and Construction Documents

Geotechnical and Slope Stability Analyses for Ohio Waste Containment Facilities (GeoRG Manual)

Landfill Operation Documents

Other Miscellaneous Documents

Licensing Documents

 

More information coming soon!

Ohio EPA Answer Place - Enables users to search frequently asked questions, or submit their own question/comment on a variety of Ohio EPA issues and topics. This link is filtered to provide responses specific to C&DD requirements related questions.

What siting criteria apply to C&DD Landfills?

Siting Criteria for C&DD Landfills

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.

 
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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, Construction and Demolition Debris Rules, Guidance, Policy, Authorizing Actions and Engineering (614) 728-5373
     

 

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