The Wayne County Health Department conducts the Solid & Infectious Waste programs as an approved health district by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). These programs include the licensing and inspection of facilities in Wayne County that handle solid and infectious wastes, using the Ohio EPAs regulations in Ohio Administrative Code Chapters 3745-27 and 3745-400.
Inspections of Solid & Infectious Waste Facilities are conducted to assure compliance with the applicable Ohio EPA regulations for these facilities, and according to the inspection frequencies established by the Ohio EPA: Quarterly for Class I and Class II Compost Facilities, and Infectious Waste Treatment Facilities; and annually for Class III and IV Compost Facilities. Infections Waste Generators and clean hard fill sites are only inspected in response to a complaint or as time permits, as the Ohio EPA only regulates segregation, management, storage, and treatment of Infectious Wastes.
- Infectious Waste Treatment Facilities (where infectious wastes are treated by chemical means, autoclaving, or incineration).
- Generators of Infectious Waste Facilities (where infectious wastes are generally stored on-site.) These facilities are sub-divided into two groups - Large Generators (those generating more than 50 pounds in a month); and Small Generators (those generating less than 50 pounds in a month). Such facilities include hospitals, doctor and dentist offices, tattoo and body piercing establishments, or other places that generate infectious waste as defined in the Ohio EPA regulations.