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US Ecology Wayne Disposal, Inc. Hazardous Waste Landfill License Information

Regulatory oversight of the US Ecology Wayne Disposal, Inc. (WDI) hazardous waste landfill located at 49350 North I-94 Service Drive in Belleville, Michigan is conducted by the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) and the United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA).  WDI is required to comply with state and federal hazardous waste regulations for the management of hazardous waste and polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) waste.  Frequent inspections are conducted by EGLE’s hazardous waste program to ensure compliance with these laws and the current Hazardous Waste Management Facility Operating License (License).  WDI is permitted to dispose of PCB waste through their Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA) approval issued by the U.S. EPA.  Any questions regarding the TSCA approval should be directed to Lisa Graczyk, TSCA Approvals Manager, U.S. EPA, at; 312-353-3219; or U.S. EPA Region 5 (LR-17J), 77 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, Illinois 60604.            

WDI is one of fourteen hazardous waste treatment, storage, or disposal facilities across Michigan.  Together, these facilities provide treatment, storage, and disposal options to commercial, industrial, and municipal hazardous waste generators.  There are approximately 22,500 hazardous waste generators in the Wayne County area.  WDI is one of seven operating treatment, storage, or disposal facilities in the Wayne County area.  Explore the vicinity map depicting the hazardous waste generators and licensed hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal sites in the greater Wayne County area.

EGLE issues operating licenses for the management of hazardous waste in accordance with state and federal law.  If the applicant proposes a site that will meet the requirements of all applicable laws and regulations, EGLE is obligated to issue the license.  While EGLE must issue a license to a compliant site, EGLE has some discretion in developing license conditions that add safety measures to protect the community.  Where hazardous waste sites coexist with residential communities, EGLE strives to use that discretion to minimize the impact the site will have on the quality of life of the residents in the neighboring communities.

WDI has submitted an administratively complete renewal application for their License that expired on May 4, 2022.  WDI’s PCB TSCA approval was issued by the U.S. EPA on February 14, 2019.  

If you have questions regarding the License or request, please contact Christine Matlock, Senior Environmental Engineer, Engineering & Program Support Unit, Hazardous Waste Section, MMD, at; 517-290-4612; or EGLE, MMD, P.O. Box 30241, Lansing, Michigan 48909 7741.

Stay connected by subscribing to the US Ecology Michigan Disposal Waste Treatment Plant (MDWTP), and WDI Hazardous Waste Landfill mailing list to receive updates from EGLE related to site specific activities.  The US Ecology MDWTP, and WDI list is for anyone who wishes to receive information related to the licensed hazardous waste management activities occurring at 49350 North I-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, Secretary, Hazardous Waste Section, at; 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.