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US Ecology Wayne Disposal Inc. Hazardous Waste Landfill
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 WDI to US Ecology (USE). In 2022, Republic Services became the parent company of USE by purchasing the USE stock. USE remains the legal owner, operator, and permittee of WDI.
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 the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE), Materials Management Division (MMD), has in licensing and overseeing the facility’s hazardous waste operations.
What is EGLE Doing?
April 1, 2022, EGLE approved WDI’s major modification to the landfill liner design:
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 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. To receive notifications through the mail, please contact Vickie Terry at TerryV2@Michigan.gov; 517-284-6546; or EGLE, MMD, Hazardous Waste Section, P.O. Box 30241, Lansing, Michigan 48909.
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.