Salt Lake Valley Health Department
Solid and Hazardous Waste
CERCLA /RCRA (DEQ)
Bureau of Water Quality and Hazardous Waste
788 East Woodoak Lane (5380 South)
Murray, Utah 84107
Anyone that stores, classifies, consolidates bales, shreds, sorts, composts, blends, and solidifies, salvages, treats, or handles solid waste prior to its final disposal can be regulated as a processing facility.
We typically permit the following types of activities as processors:
- Transfer Stations
- Asphalt and concrete recyclers
- Liquid waste processors
- Paper, aluminum, cardboard recyclers, etc.
- Tire recyclers
- Soil remediation projects both short and long term
Recyclers that have a processing capacity of less than 30 tons per day and generate less than one ton of residue/ waste are exempt. Scrap metal recyclers are also exempt, but must test their residue and provide results to the Health Department quarterly.
Salt Lake Valley Health Department and the State of Utah DEQ Division of Solid and Hazardous Waste permit all landfills in Salt Lake County; however Salt Lake Valley Health Department is more stringent than the State on requirements for the construction/demolition of landfills.
The SLVHD permits municipal and construction/demolition landfills as well as transfer stations in the valley. We also permit asbestos monofills, drinking water sludge monofills, sewage, sludge monofills, concrete monofills, tire monofills, and private industrial landfills.
Municipal landfills are required to have double lined facilities with clay and synthetic membranes. All landfills in Salt Lake County are required to have groundwater monitoring networks. The landfill caps must prevent infiltration of water and creation of leachate into the landfill after closure.
Salt Lake County prosecutes people that create illegal landfills.