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How WDI is Regulated Under the Environmental Regulations

US Ecology Wayne Disposal, Inc. (WDI), located at 49350 North I-94 Service Drive, in Bellville, Michigan, is subject to multiple environmental regulatory programs, carried out by multiple government agencies.  Each agency issues separate permits or licenses under the authority they are assigned under the regulations.  The permit or license issued by each agency identifies what WDI must do to operate properly, to prevent the release of contaminants to the environment, and to limit any allowed discharge of contaminants to levels determined to be protective of human health and the environment.  Each agency requires monitoring and performs independent oversight to ensure that WDI is operating in a protective manner that meets the permits and license requirements.  The agencies also share information to ensure compliance.

The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE), Materials Management Division (MMD) licenses and inspects WDI's hazardous waste operations.  MMD inspects WDI's hazardous waste operations at least four times per year.  These inspections are typically unannounced and are performed to verify the operations meet the license requirements.  MMD evaluates WDI's hazardous waste disposal, emergency planning, employee training, and recordkeeping.

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) permit to dispose of polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) waste to WDI.  The EPA inspects WDI to evaluate compliance with TSCA, and also has the authority to conduct inspections to verify compliance with air, water, and waste regulations.

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