Solid Waste Section 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. Find your career! Coal Ash Excavation DEQ has secured the largest coal ash excavation in the nation’s history. More than 80 million tons of coal ash will be excavated in North Carolina. Learn More 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, preregulatory landfills, underground storage tanks, superfund sites and hazardous waste facilities. Use the Tool Disaster Debris Management Learn how solid waste generated from an emergency or disaster event is handled and disposed. Learn more Safe Management of Non-hazardous Solid Waste The Solid Waste Program regulates safe management of non-hazardous solid waste through guidance, technical assistance, regulations, permitting, environmental monitoring, compliance evaluation and enforcement. Waste types handled at these facilities include municipal solid waste, industrial waste, construction and demolition waste, land-clearing waste, scrap tires, medical waste, compost, and septage. The program is regulated by Article 9 of Chapter 130A of the General Statutes and the rules in 15A NCAC 13B. For information about hazardous solid waste, see the Hazardous Waste Section website. Applications for Solid Waste Permits & Approvals Learn about application requirements for permitted solid waste management facilities and other site notifications and approvals. Permitted Solid Waste Facility Information Find information pertaining to existing permitted solid waste management facilities, such as facility lists, and online documents. Special Wastes and Alternative Handling Learn about the management of special solid waste types such as tires, medical waste, electronics and household hazardous waste, and handling methods like composting. Compliance and Monitoring Learn about efforts to ensure compliance through inspections and monitoring, and prevention of illegal dumping of solid waste. Coal Ash Learn about how DEQ is addressing coal ash management in NC. Disaster Debris Management Find information on the handling of solid waste generated from an emergency or disaster event. Septage Management Find information about septage management and permitting requirements for pumping, transportation, treatment, and detention, and land application. Resources and Data Find additional resources and data on solid waste management in NC, such as annual reporting, a facility list, and applicable regulations. Composting in North Carolina North Carolina’s solid waste policy reflects the state’s desire to reduce, reuse, and recycle before turning to disposal as a management option for solid waste. To that end, the North Carolina General Assembly established a hierarchy of preferred alternatives to using landfills in G.S. 130A-309.04. Composting is the first option after reduction, reuse, and recycling. Composting Rules and Guidance are found by clicking the following link: Composting. Staff Contacts and Maps Contact the Solid Waste Section staff and find maps of staff assignments. News & Public Engagement Find out about the latest public comment periods for draft permits or rulemaking. Rules and Regulations Find out about the current rules and regulations for solid waste management. Online Document Management System Access and find documents for NC's solid waste management facilities. Forms for Download Get the latest forms. E-payments Make online payments such as permit fees or fines.