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WHO MADE THESE CRAZY RULES?. Solid Waste Planning And Recycling Workshop June 5-6, 2014. To Protect and Enhance Kentucky’s Environment. 2013 Construction Project. Jessamine County – Billy Glover Landfill Consolidated waste Placed cap. 2014 - 2015 Projects.

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Who made these crazy rules


Solid Waste Planning

And Recycling Workshop

June 5-6, 2014

To Protect and Enhance Kentucky’s Environment

2013 construction project
2013 Construction Project

  • Jessamine County – Billy Glover Landfill

    • Consolidated waste

    • Placed cap

2014 2015 projects
2014 - 2015 Projects

  • Butler County – City of Bowling Green Landfill

    • Construction will begin this summer

  • Montgomery County - Mt. Sterling Landfill

    • Conducting additional site assessment

  • Trigg County Landfill

    • Developing closure plans

  • Mercer County Landfill

    • Developing conceptual design for leachate collection

  • Shelby County – Waddy Landfill

    • Repaired cap in 2013

How do i get rid of
How do I get rid of ___?

  • Appliances

  • Diabetic needles

  • Paint

  • Dead animals

  • Tires

  • Cardboard boxes

  • Food waste

  • Used oil

  • Outdated pharmaceuticals

  • Batteries

  • Fill in the blank!!

Wastes are not created equal
Wastes Are Not Created Equal

  • Anything that is discarded or intended to be discarded

    • residential, commercial, institutional, industrial, municipal

Step by step
Step by Step

  • Type of waste – solid or special?

  • Quantity of waste - < 100 tires, etc?

  • How and where was waste generated?

  • Will it be used as a substitute for another material?

  • Will it be recycled?

  • Can it be burned for energy?

Solid waste
Solid Waste

  • Solid Waste defined by KRS 224.01-010

    • Solid, liquid, gas, or semi-solid

    • Garbage

    • Refuse

    • Sludge

    • Agriculture

    • Other discarded materials

  • Pass laboratory analysis for toxicity – TCLP

  • Pass paint filter test for free liquids

  • Asbestos is unique

Special waste
Special Waste

  • Special Waste defined by KRS 224.50-760

    • Waste of high volume and low hazard

    • Other wastes designated by Cabinet after testing to demonstrate low hazard.

Types of permits
Types of Permits

  • Permit-by-rule

  • Registered permit-by-rule

  • Formal permit

  • Special permit

  • Waste tire registration

  • Petroleum contaminated

    soil permit

Permit by rule aka pbr
Permit-by-Rule (aka PBR)

  • Beneficial reuse of solid waste

  • Construction/demolition waste disposed on property

  • Land clearing debris disposed on property

  • Less than 100 tires, or less than ¼ acre of shredded tires

  • Sawdust piles and waste piles

  • Automobile and truck recyclers and salvage yards

  • Asphalt residue

  • Wastes from immediate response or spills

  • Exclusions for agriculture operations

  • Wastes from oil and gas operations

  • Wastes from mining operations

  • Impoundments and injection wells with KPDES permit

Registered permit by rule aka rpbr
Registered Permit-by-Rule (aka RPBR)

  • Construction/demolition debris landfill < 1 acre

  • Beneficial reuse of special waste

  • Recycling center

  • Transfer station

  • Convenience center

  • Sludge giveaway

  • Composting

  • Solid waste incinerator > 1 ton/day

  • Landfarming Class I sludges

  • Landfarming Type A and B sludges

  • Storage and treatment of special waste for distribution

Formal permits
Formal Permits

  • Contained landfill – residential, commercial, institutional, industrial, and municipal wastes, shredded tires, household hazardous waste, limited quantity generator hazardous waste, asbestos, and spill cleanup residue. (29 in KY)

  • Construction/Demolition Debris landfill - bricks, shredded tires, concrete, soil, rock, wood, wall coverings, plaster, drywall, plumbing fixtures, tree stumps, limbs, sawdust, leaves, yard waste, paper products, metals, furniture, insulation, roofing shingles, asphaltic pavement, glass, plastics, electrical wiring, and other inert waste approved by cabinet. (11 in KY)

  • Residual landfill – industrial wastes, sludges, special wastes, residues from air and water pollution control devices, and residues from energy generation which are codisposed in a mining operation. (21 in KY)

    • Special waste landfill – fly ash, bottom ash, scrubber sludge, vitrified coarse solid residue, prilled or blocked sulfur, mining wastes, utility wastes, water and wastewater treatment sludges, cement kiln dust, gas and oil drilling muds, and oil production brines. (10 in KY)

Special permits
Special Permits

  • Emergency permit – short term storage of waste from storm, flood, or other emergency that causes imminent danger to human health or the environment.

  • Research, Development and

    Demonstration permit – treatment or disposal facility using innovative and experimental technology to demonstrate unproven technology.

  • Waste Tire registration – transporters, accumulators, and processors.

  • Petroleum contaminated soil facility – a facility where soil is treated to reduce hydrocarbon concentrations to an accepted regulatory level.

Take home
Take Home

  • Understand wastestreams

  • Know which activities require a permit

  • Use emergency permits

  • Recognize when a pile of tires is too large

  • Know who to call



Tammi Hudson, Ancient Permits

Lindsey Briggs, Formal Permits

Bob Bickner, Catch-All Permits

(502) 564-6716

“Who made these crazy rules?”