Waste Management Work for DEQ DEQ is looking for top talent to share their knowledge, skills, and commitment to a strong, safe environment for our state and beyond. See all current job openings! Division of Waste Management Site Locator Tool The DWM Site Locator Tool can search for sites managed, regulated and inventoried by the division, such as brownfield locations, underground storage tanks, landfills, superfund sites and hazardous waste facilities. Use the Tool Brownfields: Helping businesses and the economy The Department of Environmental Quality celebrated a Brownfields Program milestone: it entered into its 500th agreement with Rocky Mount officials to redevelop the Historic Douglas Block into a Downtown Event Center. Learn More Composting: Saving money, conserving resources To protect the environment and save money, staff in the division’s Composting and Land Application Branch encourage businesses and others to compost their waste instead of sending it to the landfill. Learn More Superfund: Protecting public health and the environment Staff in the division’s Superfund Section work to protect public health and the environment by investigating and cleaning up sites where waste or hazardous substances were deposited sometimes before environmental laws existed. Learn More What We Do The primary purpose of the Division of Waste Management (DWM) is to protect public health and the environment by assuring that solid and hazardous wastes and underground storage tanks are managed properly, and that existing contamination is cleaned up. This is accomplished through the Hazardous Waste, Solid Waste, Superfund, and Underground Storage Tank Programs. In addition, the Brownfields Program promotes redevelopment of abandoned, idle and/or under-utilized sites. Learn More About The Division Brownfields Program Taking idle or abandoned properties and redeveloping them into productive sites Hazardous Waste Section Ensures the safe management of hazardous waste in North Carolina Solid Waste Section Regulates safe management of solid waste through technical assistance, permitting, monitoring and enforcement Superfund Section Investigates, monitors and remediates uncontrolled and unregulated hazardous substance and waste disposal sites Underground Storage Tank Section Issues permits, collects fees and handles requests for regulated and commercial underground storage tanks Waste Management Site Locator Tool Find all Waste Management permitted facilities Geographic Information System (GIS) Access all GIS maps for the Division of Waste Management Waste Management Online Documents Find all files related to DWM-permitted facilities using Laserfiche Topics Aboveground Storage Tanks Coal ash Compost Disaster Debris Dry-Cleaning Electronics Enforcement Actions Inactive Hazardous Sites GenX Medical Waste Mercury Switch Oil Terminal Permits Petroleum Releases Pre-Regulatory Landfills Program Guidance Rules and Regulations Scrap Tires Septage Underground Storage Tanks Contact DWM Contact staff in the Division of Waste Management. Press Releases Get the latest news from Waste Management. Public Notices and Hearings Find out about DWM public notices and hearings. Annual Reports Read past and current annual reports for the division and its programs.