US Ecology Wayne Disposal Inc. Hazardous Waste Landfill

Contact: Christine Matlock | MatlockC2@Michigan.gov | 517-290-4612

The US Ecology Wayne Disposal Inc. (WDI) is a hazardous waste landfill located at 49350 North I-94 Service Drive in Belleville, Michigan.  WDI was first established in 1970, before hazardous waste handling and disposal operations were regulated under state or federal law.  The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) has previously licensed WDI for the management of hazardous wastes under the operation and ownership control of Environmental Quality Company.  In 2014, the Environmental Quality Company transferred ownership and operational control of the Site to US Ecology.  Since 2014, the Site has remained under the control of US Ecology.

WDI's Hazardous Waste Management Facility Operating License (License) issued by EGLE specifies the hazardous waste activities that WDI can perform.  The federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976, as amended, its rules, and the corresponding state hazardous waste regulations specify how the facility must operate to protect human health and the environment. They also identify the authorities that EGLE's Materials Management Division has in licensing and overseeing the facility's hazardous waste operations. 

Background Information

Major Modification for Landfill Liner Design

License Information

Laws and Rules that Apply to Handling Hazardous Waste

How WDI is Regulated Under the Environmental Regulations

 

What is EGLE Doing?

December 1, 2021, EGLE will hold a Public Hearing on the proposed approval for WDI's major modification.  To attend, community members can pre-register or join at the time of the meeting.  To join by phone only, please call 636-651-3142 and use the conference code 374288.

June 29, 2021, EGLE Public Information Meeting on EGLE's review of the WDI major modification request:

Contacts

EGLE, Environmental Engineer Christine Matlock, 517-290-4612

EGLE, Supervisor Rich Conforti517-275-1649

EGLE, Hazardous Waste Inspector Todd Zynda, 586-206-1640

EPA, Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Approval Manager Lisa Graczyk, 312-353-3219

Stay connected by subscribing to the US Ecology Michigan Disposal Waste Treatment Plant and Wayne Disposal, Inc. Hazardous Waste Landfill mailing list to receive updates from EGLE related to site specific activities.  The US Ecology Michigan Disposal Waste Treatment Plant (MDWTP) and Wayne Disposal, Inc. (WDI) list is for anyone that wishes to receive information related to the licensed hazardous waste management activities occurring at 49350 North 1-94 Service Drive, Belleville, Michigan, including updates related to web resources, new license actions, public hearings and meetings related to their hazardous waste operations. MDWTP and WDI are located at the same address and licensed separately.  MDWTP is licensed to store and treat hazardous waste, while WDI is licensed to operate a hazardous waste landfill at the site.

You are the eyes and ears of your community. Through your observations and reporting of activities of concern, you play a valuable role in helping the EGLE protect human health and the environment. To file a complaint or share details about improper waste handling or disposal, contact EGLE through the Pollution Emergency Alerting System (PEAS) Hotline at 800-292-4706.