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Solid Waste Fees

With each application submitted for approval,1 the applicant must remit an initial fee in accordance with the following tables. ADEQ does not review a Solid Waste Facility Plan until the appropriate fee has been received from the applicant.

Plan Review of New Solid Waste FacilitiesInitialMaximum
Solid Waste Landfill$20,000$200,000
Non-APP requirements for Non-MSWLFs operating under an APP$2,000$50,000
Other Solid Waste Facilities Subject to Plan Approval$10,000$100,000
Modifications to Solid Waste Facility PlansInitialMaximum
Solid Waste Landfill – Type IV$1,500$150,000
Solid Waste Landfill – Type IV RD&D$15,000$150,000
Solid Waste Landfills – Type III$750$75,000
Other Solid Waste Facilities Subject to Plan Approval – Type IV$750$75,000
Other Solid Waste Facilities Subject to Plan Approval – Type III$500$50,000
Review of Financial Responsibility Plans for Solid Waste FacilitiesInitialMaximum
Annual Review for Solid Waste Landfills$600 flat feeN/A
Other Solid Waste Facilities$200$5,000
Solid Waste General PermitsInitialAnnual
Collection, Storage, and Transfer – Standard$750$100
Collection, Storage, and Transfer – Complex$7,500$1,000
Treatment – Standard$1,000$100
Treatment – Complex$10,000$1,000
Other Solid Waste EntitiesInitialAnnual
Septage Hauler Vehicle Registration$250$75
New Waste Tire Collection Site Registration$500$75
Used Tire Site Registration$500$75
Solid Waste Facility Self-Certification – Transfer Station$1,000$500
Solid Waste Facility Self-Certification – Waste Tire Facility$1,000$250
Biohazardous Medical Waste (BMW) TransportersInitialAnnualMaximum
New BMW Transporter Registration$2,000$750$20,000
Existing BMW Transporter RegistrationN/A$750N/A
Five Year Renewal, BMW Transporter Registration$2,000N/A$20,000
Amendments (after issuance): Vehicle changes, Transportation Management Plan Revisions$100N/A$5,000

More billing information on Page 2.


In addition to the application fee, ADEQ provides the applicant with itemized bills for expenses associated with application evaluation and processing the permit decision. The itemized bill includes:

  1. The dates of the billing period
  2. The date and number of review hours performed during the billing period itemized by employee name and position type
  3. A description of the review task performed, the specific facility and operational unit involved, and the hourly rate
  4. The amounts of other expenses (see below) included in the bill
  5. A summary of the total fees paid to date, total fees due for the billing period, the date the payment is due, and the maximum fee for the permit action.

Fees consist of processing charges and other expenses, including:

  1. Processing charges: ADEQ calculates the processing charges using a rate of $122.00 per hour, multiplied by the number of review hours used to evaluate the application and process the permit decision
  2. Other expenses: Other expenses include those ADEQ determines are necessary for evaluating the application and processing the permit decision.

These include:

  • Per diem expenses
  • Transportation costs
  • Reproduction costs
  • Laboratory analysis charges performed during the review of the permit action
  • Public notice advertising and mailing costs, vi. Presiding officer expenses (for public hearings on the permit action)
  • Court reporter expenses (for public hearings on the permit action)
  • Facility rentals (for public hearings on the permit action)
  • Other reasonable and necessary review-related expenses, documented in writing, and agreed to by the applicant

ADEQ will issue a final itemized bill after the approval or disapproval of an application. If the cost of reviewing the plan is less than the initial fee, the difference will be returned to the applicant. If the cost exceeds the initial fee, the applicant must reimburse ADEQ for the difference, up to the maximum fee.