Landfill Bans

The Integrated Solid Waste Management Act was created by Legislative Bill 1257 in 1992.  This Act identifies the timeline for banning specific materials from land disposal.  The legislative bans are designed to eliminate problematic materials from the waste stream and extend the life of landfills.  Materials affected by the bans are listed with their definition and land disposal ban date.

*The Landfill offers alternative disposal options for banned items.

September 1, 1994

Lead Acid-Batteries: Electronic storage batteries with cells that contain electrodes and acidic electrolyte, such as those commonly used in motor vehicles.

Waste Oil: Any oil that has been refined from crude oil, used, and as a result of such use is contaminated by physical or chemical impurities.

Yard Waste: Grass and leaves. Yard waste is banned from land disposal from April to November 30 of each year.

September 1, 1995

Discarded Household Appliances: Clothes washers and dryers, water heaters, heat pumps, air conditioners, dehumidifiers, refrigerators, freezers, trash compactors, dishwashers, conventional ovens, ranges, stoves and wood stoves.

Waste Tires (except for waste tire shreds normally six (6) inches in size or smaller): A tire that is no longer suitable for its original intended purpose because of wear, damage, or defect.

September 1, 1996

Unregulated Hazardous Waste: A hazardous waste containing free liquids, or hazardous waste in solid form in a container greater in size or volume than 5 gallons or in a quantity greater in weight than 19.5 kilograms (43 pounds), which are generated by a conditionally exempt small quantity generator. This does not include household hazardous waste.

September 1, 1998

Waste Tires (in any form): A tire that is no longer suitable for its original intended purpose because of wear, damage, or defect.

***The City of Hastings also enforces the following bans - yard waste year around, paint, liquids, chemicals, and propane tanks.

*Recycling Options are available for these wastes in "Where to Get Rid of It... : A guide to Disposal and Recycling Options In the Hastings Area."