Waste Disposal Law and Legal Definition

The term waste disposal may include any land, building, plant, system, facility, trucks and other motor vehicles, equipment or other property, used in connection with the collection, storage, treatment, utilization, recycling, processing, transporting or disposal of solid waste, including transfer stations, incinerators, sanitary landfill facilities or other facilities connected to them.

Due to the problems associated with landfill space and the growing amount of solid waste generated each year, states and localities have attempted to legislate to prevent or discourage the importation of waste and, more recently, to require all waste to be brought to a single incinerator or transfer station. Waste disposal legislation exists at the state and federal levels to regulate landfills and disposal and transportation of hazardous waste. Local laws, which vary by area, may provide for composting and/or recycling of certain waste materials.

Relevant legal forms include:

Notice of Intent to Increase Ad Valoren Tax Assessment for Waste and Garbage Collection and Disposal
Waste Disposal Contract
Letter - Landlord to Tenant - Failure of Tenant to dispose from his dwelling all ashes, rubbish, garbage or other waste in a clean and safe manner in compliance with community standards. Cease or be evicted.
3 Day Notice of Termination for Waste, Unlawful Business or Nuisance - Residential
3 Day Notice of Termination for Waste, Unlawful Business or Nuisance - Residential
An Ordinance Establishing a Source of Separation and Recycling Policy for (Municipality's Name) for Glass, Aluminum Beverage Cans, Newspaper, Yard Waste, Corrugated Cardboard and Office Paper
Solid Waste Collection Ordinance