Solid and Infectious Waste

The Solid & Infectious Waste Division of Environmental Health at Richland Public Health is designated by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency to license and inspect the solid waste facilities within Mansfield, Ontario and Richland County. 

Rules and Regulations

The Ohio EPA surveys the Health Department annually to assure that we are implementing the program correctly. The rules and regulations pertaining to Solid and Infectious Waste Disposal are promulgated by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency and can be found at http://epa.ohio.gov/dmwm/Home.aspxThe Ohio EPA surveys the Health Department annually to assure that we are implementing the program correctly.

Inspections

This division also inspects solid waste related nuisance complaints. Complaints can range from illegal activities such as the open burning of waste to open dumping of tires or other solid waste.

Facilities 

  • The Transfer Station
  • Compost Facilities
  • Landfills
  • Large generators of infectious waste

 Waste Information

Solid Waste

Any unwanted residual solid or semi-solid material as a result of industrial, commercial, agriculture and community operations, excluding materials from earth or materials from construction and demolition to other substances that are not harmful to public health. Solid waste includes, but is not limited to garbage, tires, combustible and non-combustible materials, street dirt, and debris. Solid waste does not include any material that is an infectious waste or a hazardous waste.

Clean Hard Fill

Clean Hard Fill consists of only reinforced or non-reinforced concrete, asphalt concrete, brick, block, tile, and/or stone.  The word “clean” in clean hard fill means that the material is not contaminated by solid wastes, infectious wastes, hazardous wastes, or construction and demolition debris (C&DD).  If these types of waste are commingled with clean hard fill, all of the materials must be handled and disposed of as solid waste, infectious waste, hazardous waste, or C&DD.
Failure to provide the Notice of Intent to Fill  to our department by mail to: Environmental Health, 555 Lexington Ave., Mansfield, OH 44907; by fax to: 419-774-0845; or scan the form below and email to: envhealth@richlandhealth.org; may result in the person engaged in filling being charged with a fourth-degree misdemeanor.

Ways to use Clean Hard Fill

  • Recycled into a usable construction material
  • Disposed of in licensed landfills that accept C&DD
  • Used to change grade on the site of generation or removal
  • Used to change a grade on a site other than the site of generation by providing a Notice of Intent to Fill  at least seven days prior to filling.

Helpful Links

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Safe Management Household Hazard

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Compact Flourescent Lightbulbs

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Disposal of Household Generated Sharps

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