Orphaned Landfills

 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 firstname.lastname@epa.ohio.gov 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

Before: CDD Subsurface Fire

After: Newly Capped Landfill

In 1999, the Environmental Protection Remediation Fund was created under ORC 3734.281 (Fund 281) so that the Agency could have a source of funding to clean up sites where the Director has reason to believe there is a substantial threat to public health, safety, or the environment. Moneys deposited into the account may come from enforcement actions, bankruptcies, and other actions brought under various chapters of the Ohio Revised Code. Since the creation of this fund, DMWM has directed monetary settlements for civil penalties that have been negotiated as part of enforcement actions into the fund. As moneys have accumulated in the fund, DMWM has prioritized sites (abandoned landfills, open dumps, etc.) and contracted for site improvements. However, before any Fund 281 money is spent, site-specific financial assurance funds are used for site remediation.

Central Waste Disposal Facility

Phone: (614) 728-5335

Fax: (614) 728-5315

Email Webmaster

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

Mailing address:
Lazarus Government Center
50 W. Town St., Suite 700
P.O. Box 1049
Columbus, Ohio 43216-1049 

Field Services, Health Dept and Inspector Support 
Shockley, Alison Manager (614) 728-5335
Hillyer, Holly
Supervisor, Land Management & CLOSER Programs
(614) 728-5348 
DeHavilland, Annette
Environmental Specialist 3, Land Management & CLOSER Programs
(614) 728-5373