Solid and Infectious Waste Program
The Wayne County Health Department conducts the Solid & Infectious Waste programs as an approved health district by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). These programs include the licensing and inspection of facilities in Wayne County that handle solid and infectious wastes, using the Ohio EPAs regulations in Ohio Administrative Code Chapters 3745-27 and 3745-400.
Solid Waste Facilities include:
- Residual Solid Waste - The following wastes generated from pulp and papermaking operations: wastewater treatment plant sludges, lime mud, lime grit, sawdust, wood chips, bark, hydropulper rejects, and other pulp and papermaking wastes with similar characteristics which are approved by the director or his authorized representative. Residual wastes may be disposed in a licensed sanitary landfill facility without performance of the waste characterization and landfill classification specified in rules 3745-27-03 and 3745-27-04 of the administrative code, or in any licensed residual waste landfill facility provided that the class number for such a facility is not greater than the class number necessary for that residual waste as determined by the residual waste characterization and landfill classification in accordance with rules 3745-30-03 and 3745-30-04 of the administrative code.
- Compost Facilities (where primarily yard, agricultural, and animal wastes are processed through composting) These facilities include four classes recognized by the Ohio EPA: Class I (accepts mixed solid waste, food waste, and yard waste); Class II (accepts yard waste, animal wastes, and other wastes by approval); Class III (accepts yard waste and/or animal wastes); and Class IV (accepts only yard waste).
- Construction & Demolition Disposal (C&DD) Facilities (where building materials - wood, drywall, concrete, etc. - from construction and demolition activities are taken for disposal by landfilling).
- Clean Hard Fill - Fact Sheet and Application- See below for Forms
Infectious Waste Facilities include:
- Infectious Waste Treatment Facilities (where infectious wastes are treated by chemical means, autoclaving, or incineration).
- Generators of Infectious Waste Facilities (where infectious wastes are generally stored on-site.) These facilities are sub-divided into two groups - Large Generators(those generating more than 50 pounds in a month); and Small Generators (those generating less than 50 pounds in a month). Such facilities include hospitals, doctor and dentist offices, tattoo and body piercing establishments, or other places that generate infectious waste as defined in the Ohio EPA regulations.