Special Waste

Procedures for Accepting Petroleum Contaminated Soil (PCS)

Diesel and gasoline contaminated soil will be accepted at the landfill if contaminated soils do not exceed industrial standards in accordance with the EPA Regional Screening Levels (RSL) tables.  Waste and used oil contaminated soil will be accepted as long as the industrial standards in accordance with the EPA Regional Screening Levels (RSL) tables are met.

The following analytical tests are required prior to the landfill accepting PCS:

  • Benzene, Toluene, Ethyl benzene, Xylene (BTEX)-method 8021 for diesel and gasoline AND Total Petroleum Hydrocarbons (TPH) For Gasoline (method 8015 GRO) OR Total Petroleum Hydrocarbons (TPH) for diesel (method 8015 DRO), and EPA Method 8260C for Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC).
  • Pass paint filter test
  • Pass ignitability test
  • Use the following guideline for BENZENE: For Total benzene in soil –
    (Less than) 5.1 mg/Kg – Okay
    (Greater than) 5.1 gm/Kg – Need TCLP to determine if it is considered hazardous and a written approval from the CDPHE prior to acceptance.

    All special waste will be charged a daily immediate cover fee as set by the SLVRSWA.

    24 hour notification is required before material is brought in to the landfill.

    For other special waste accepted please see waste characterization document under downloads or contact the landfill at  (719) 852-3810