News and Announcements

Statewide Recycling Data Initiative

Recycling & solid waste facilities, we need your help!

By participating in our survey, you will be a part of modernizing Utah’s solid waste management and recycling data, supporting the US’s national goal of increasing the recycling rate to 50% by 2030.

Division Using New Email List Management Application

In September of 2021 the Division began using a new software application for management of our various email lists. Email messages sent to those who have subscribed to the various email lists will come from the email address dwmrcpublic@utah.gov. These messages may land in your SPAM folder. Please add dwmrcpublic@utah.gov to your contact list to minimize the potential for these messages to be sent to your SPAM folder.

30-Day Storage Extension Request Guidance and Form

In accordance with Utah Administrative Code R315- 262-16(d) for small quantity generators (SQGs) and R315-262-17(b) for large quantity generators (LQGs), a generator may request a 30-day accumulation time limit extension for hazardous waste stored on site longer than the 90-day time frame for LQGs or 180 days (or 270 days if the waste must be transported a distance of 200 miles or more) for SQGs. The Director of the Division of Waste Management and Radiation Control may grant a 30-day extension to qualifying generators that may exceed their time limits due to unforeseen, temporary, and uncontrollable circumstances.

The division has created guidance and a form for requesting a 30-day extension. Although not required by rule, generators are encouraged to use the application form when requesting an extension.

New Pamphlet for Utah Schools on E-cigarette Waste Management

Utah law requires schools to confiscate and properly dispose of electronic cigarette products. Electronic cigarettes contain liquid nicotine or nicotine residue and may contain lithium batteries. Nicotine and lithium ion batteries are hazardous wastes that must be disposed of properly.

A new pamphlet is now available to provide schools with guidance on how to properly manage and dispose of electronic cigarettes.

X-ray Registration and Inspection Proposed Fee Increases

In an effort to better serve Utah’s X-ray facilities and improve our registration and inspection timeliness, the Division of Waste Management and Radiation Control is proposing to increase X-ray tube registration and inspection fees by $10.00. Making changes to a fee structure that has been in place for many years is inherently challenging and requires significant coordination and input from the many stakeholders that are integral to Utah’s X-ray program.

The Division held two stakeholder meetings, a virtual one on July 20th and an in-person meeting on July 29th, to provide more information about the proposed fee increase and to discuss the proposal with stakeholders. To view the presentation from the meeting click the link below.

Inflation Factor

The inflation factor/multiplier for 2020, to be used when making adjustments to closure/post-closure cost estimates in 2021, is 1.012.

Haz-Rad Reporter

(12/1/2020)–Waste Management and Radiation Control Newsletter (1.3 MB)

New Email Address for Submission of Electronic Documents

The Division of Waste Management and Radiation Control announces a new email address to be used by regulated companies and individuals for submitting documents to the Division in electronic form:

If you are a regulated company or individual and would like to submit documents via email, please use this address.

This email address should not be used by RAM licensees for submission of any document for any reason. See below for reciprocity requests. If you have questions, please call Phil Goble at (801) 536-4044.

This email address should not be used for documents that are required to have a wet signature such as financial assurance documents or for submission of documents that contain proprietary or confidential information.

Public comments will continue to be submitted using the email address: dwmrcpublic@utah.gov.

Reciprocity requests for RAM and X-ray should be submitted to: DWMRCReciprocity@utah.gov

Please direct questions regarding these email addresses to Tom Ball tball@utah.gov (801) 536-0251.

Utah Division of Waste Management and Radiation Control Regulatory Guidance During COVID-19 Pandemic

(4/1/2020)–The Director of the Division of Waste Management and Radiation Control has issued a memo providing regulatory guidance to facilities regulated by the Division. To read the full memo click here.

Biennial Hazardous Waste Report

All large quantity hazardous waste generators and treatment, storage, and disposal facilities in the State are required to submit a hazardous waste generation and management report to the Division every even year by March 1.

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events

Certain counties have collection events where residents can drop off household hazardous waste.

Government Records Access and Management Act (GRAMA)

The Department of Environmental Quality places a high priority on assisting the public when requesting to view our public files. The Government Records Access and Management Act (GRAMA) requires that we respond to a request within ten working days of its receipt. DWMRC GRAMA Clerk: Alyssa Stringham (wmrcgrama@utah.gov) (801) 536-4002.

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Doug Hansen, Director

P.O. Box 144880
Salt Lake City, UT
84114-4880

Phone: (801) 536-0200
Fax: (801) 536-0222

Environmental Incidents

(801) 536-4123


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Salt Lake City, Utah
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