Landfill Permits & Inspections

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Landfill Permits and Inspections

The Planning & Development Department oversees the County’s Solid Waste Program, including landfill inspections and open dumping investigations.  The Illinois EPA has delegated its authority for inspection, investigation, and enforcement, to Madison County.  This partnership, which originally began in 1986, has been renewed every five (5) years and is coordinated with the County’s five-year solid waste plan. 

Landfill Inspections
Madison County inspectors have completed more than 5,000 inspections since our partnership with the Illinois EPA began in 30 years ago.  Four (4) staff are IEPA Certified Inspectors and monitor open landfills, closed landfills, waste transfer stations, landscape waste transfer stations, construction demolition debris transfer stations, and industrial landfills.  Inspections are made to ensure compliance of these sites with the Illinois Environmental Protection Act. 

Open Dumping Investigations
As part of its delegated obligations, Madison County inspectors also investigate complaints of open dumping throughout the county. 

Residential Recycling Ordinance
In 1995, Madison County approved its Residential Recycling code, which requires residents in single- and two-family dwellings to separate recyclables from other waste so that they can be recycled.  The ordinance was created to meet the state’s goal of reducing waste by 25%. 

In support of this ordinance, Madison County provides public access to recycling centers at seven (7) locations:

  • 8363 East Frontage Road, Livingston, IL 62058
  • 406 North Old Route 66, Hamel, IL 62046
  • 4303 Marine Road, Marine, IL 62061
  • 8 Schiber Court, Maryville, IL 62062
  • 2500 Troy Road, Edwardsville, IL 62025
  • 815 25th Street, Granite City, IL 62040
  • 2 Emma Kaus Lane, Alton, IL 62002

An interactive map of the recycling drop-off locations can be found here - GIS Viewer

Contact Information:

Kim Petzing
Sustainability Coordinator
Phone: (618) 296-4319
157 N. Main Street, Suite 254
Edwardsville, IL  62025

Jeff Hurst
Solid Waste Inspector
Phone: (618) 296-4655
157 N. Main Street, Suite 254
Edwardsville, IL  62025

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