News and Announcements
Recycling Data Collection 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 email@example.com. These messages may land in your SPAM folder. Please add firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
The inflation factor/multiplier for 2020, to be used when making adjustments to closure/post-closure cost estimates in 2021, is 1.012.
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: email@example.com.
Reciprocity requests for RAM and X-ray should be submitted to: DWMRCReciprocity@utah.gov
Please direct questions regarding these email addresses to Tom Ball firstname.lastname@example.org (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.