As a precautionary response to COVID-19, Ohio EPA is currently operating with most staff working remotely. If you are working with our staff on a current project and you know the name of the employee you are working with, email them at or call them directly. The Agency website has contact information for every district, division, and office. In order to reach us, please contact Ohio EPA’s main phone line at (614) 644-3020 or the main line for the division or office you are trying to reach.

After March 23, our district offices and Central Office will be temporarily closed and will have increasingly limited ability to receive deliveries, plans, etc. All entities are encouraged to submit plans, permit applications, etc., electronically where there are existing avenues to do so, such as the eBusiness Center (eBiz). Please refer to the list of available services on the main eBiz webpage. We encourage you to make use of all that apply, even if you have not used eBiz in the past. Plans under 25 MB can be emailed. For large plans over 25 MB, entities should work with the reviewer/division to upload via LiquidFiles. Directions for submitting docs via LiquidFiles is available on YouTube. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you in advance for your understanding.

To report a spill or environmental emergency, contact the spill hotline (800) 282-9378 or (614) 224-0946


Public Meeting to Discuss Wilmington Landfill’s Proposed Expansion

Information Session, Public Hearing Scheduled Nov. 21

    Ohio EPA will hold a public information session and hearing at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019, to discuss a draft permit for the proposed expansion of Wilmington Landfill.

    The meeting will be at the Wilmington Community Room, Room 174, 69 N. South St. An information session will begin at 6 p.m., with a public hearing immediately following during which the public can submit comments on the record about the draft expansion permit.

    The city of Wilmington owns the municipal solid waste landfill located at 397 South Nelson Ave. and is the applicant for the expansion. The proposed expansion includes both a lateral and vertical expansion. If approved, the proposal would expand the landfill by 3.2 million cubic yards and would add 25 to 44 years of capacity.

    The 45-acre facility is authorized to accept up to 195 tons of waste per day but averages approximately 110 tons of waste a day.

    During the information session, Ohio EPA staff will explain the permitting process and provide an overview of the draft permit. The Agency will respond to questions about the proposed expansion.

Ohio EPA values public input. Anyone may submit comments and/or request to be on a mailing list to receive notice regarding further action on the expansion application by writing to: Ohio EPA, Division of Materials and Waste Management, P.O. Box 1049, Columbus, Ohio 43216, attention Brian Dearth, or by email to The public comment period ends Nov. 28.


The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency was created in 1972 to consolidate efforts to protect and improve air quality, water quality and waste management in Ohio. Since then, air pollutants dropped by as much as 90 percent; large rivers meeting standards improved from 21 percent to 89 percent; and hundreds of polluting, open dumps were replaced with engineered landfills and an increased emphasis on waste reduction and recycling.