Solid Waste Permitting

The DNR regulates the construction, operation and closure of facilities and projects that manage, process and dispose solid waste. This website provides information and tools to help facilities with the permitting process, including forms, contacts and information on code requirements.

Full listing of permit types 

DNR Contact:
Mike Sullivan 

Solid Waste Permitting Web Application

Solid Waste Permitting Web Application

The solid waste application tracks permit amendments, renewals and report submittals for solid waste facilities. The application also contains basic facility information such as permit numbers, facility contacts, project locations and permit expiration dates. All incoming and outgoing documents are converted to an electronic format and are available for public viewing using the Electronic Document Retrieval report.

For specific facility information, please contact a Solid Waste Contacts

Waiver Request Form

Pursuant to 561 Iowa Administrative Code Chapter 10, Waivers from
Administrative Rules, a petitioner must provide comprehensive justification of a proposed request for a waiver to an administrative rule as adopted by the Department.

This form will assist you in providing all pertinent information that is necessary for the Department to grant a waiver. The form must be submitted to the Department and must contain an adequate amount of factual and concise
information. The obligation rests with the petitioner to provide convincing evidence to justify the granting of a waiver. You may provide additional information or attach additional pages if needed. The Department
reserves the right to require additional information to further support request
for a waiver.

LQB Waiver Request Form (542-0004)

Solid Waste Programs

the landfill rules detail any permitting, siting, design, operating, monitoring, corrective action, reporting, record-keeping, closure, and post-closure requirements for sanitary landfills.

state laws and rules for landfills

comments received to date:
statewide groundwater protection standard - vanadium (posted 9/27/2013)

the department of natural resources (dnr recently reduced the statewide groundwater protection standard (gwps) for vanadium from 0.049 mg/l to 0.007 mg/l, based on risk calculations. however, recent discussions indicate that the practical quantification level for vanadium is typically 0.050 mg/l, so in accordance with 567 iowa administrative rule 137.5(9), the dnr accepts a gwps of 0.050 mg/l.

137.5(9), practical quantification limits. in no case will the statewide standard be less than the practical quantification limit, as determined by the department.

there may be instances where your laboratory may have difficulty reporting levels of vanadium to 0.050 mg/l. the dnr requests that such instances be evaluated case by case and discussed with the dnr.

application forms and documents

coal combustion residue landfill permit application form (542-1600)
coal combustion residue landfill permit application form (542-1600)
construction and demolition landfill permit application form (542-1608)
construction and demolition landfill permit application form (542-1608)
industrial monofill permit application form (542-1609)
industrial monofill permit application form (542-1609)
municipal landfill permit application form (542-1542)
municipal landfill permit application form (542-1542)
landfill inspection form (542-3160)

reporting forms

quarterly solid waste fee schedule & retained fees report (now online) (542-3276)
request form to exempt contaminated soil from goal progress
request form to exempt exceptional event waste
directions and retained fee uses
fee-exempt material quarterly report (542-8015)

other resources

dnr contact - municipal landfills:

mike smith, 515-229-8356,

drn contact - industrial landfills:

nina booker, 515-537-4051,