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Oregon Department of Environmental Quality

Land Quality 

Solid Waste

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DEQ issues solid waste disposal site permits that authorize certain solid waste management activities. The following solid waste disposal site permits are issued by DEQ:

  • composting facility
  • incineration facility
  • solid waste treatment facility
  • conversion technology facility
  • landfill
  • transfer station/material recovery facility
  • energy recovery facility
  • solid waste letter authorization

  • If you are applying for a permit, you may need further guidance than can be provided through this web site. Please contact the permit coordinator for your region by calling direct or toll-free within Oregon, 1-800-452-4011.

    Instruction Sheets

    Application Forms

    Financial assurance documentation

    Worksheets and document templates you will need to submit your financial assurance.

    • Financial Assurance Requirements:
      • 40 CFR, Part 258, Subpart G – MSW Landfills
      • Oregon Revised Statute 459.272 and 273 – All Land Disposal Sites (including MSW Landfills)
      • ORS 459.720 and 730 – Waste Tires
      • Oregon Administrative Rule 340 Division 64.0020, 0022 and 0055 – Waste Tires
      • OAR 340 Division 94.0140 and 0145 – MSW Landfills
      • OAR 340 Division 95.0090 and 0095 – Non-MSW Landfills
      • OAR 340 Division 96.0001 – Other Disposal Sites (Energy Recovery Facilities, Incinerators, Composting Facilities, Sludge Disposal Sites, Land Application Disposal Sites, Transfer Stations, Material Recovery Facilities and Solid Waste Treatment Facilities)

    Waste tire carrier permit

    Waste tire storage permit

    Regional Solid Waste Permit Coordinators

    Eastern Region: 541-298-7255 x221

    Eastern Region counties include: Baker, Crook, Deschutes, Gilliam, Grant, Harney, Hood River, Jefferson, Klamath, Lake, Malheur, Morrow, Sherman, Umatilla (including Milton-Freewater), Union, Wallowa, Wasco, and Wheeler.

    Northwest Region: 503-229-5263

    Northwest Region counties include: Clackamas, Clatsop, Columbia, Multnomah, Tillamook, and Washington.

    Western Region: 541-687-7465

    Western Region counties include: Benton, Coos, Curry, Douglas, Jackson, Josephine, Lane, Lincoln, Linn, Marion, Polk, and Yamhill.

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    For more information about DEQ's Land Quality programs, visit the DEQ contact page.

    Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
    Headquarters: 811 SW Sixth Ave., Portland, OR 97204-1390
    Phone: 503-229-5696 or toll free in Oregon 1-800-452-4011
    Oregon Telecommunications Relay Service: 1-800-735-2900  FAX: 503-229-6124

    The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality is a regulatory agency authorized to protect Oregon's environment by
    the State of Oregon and the Environmental Protection Agency.

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