Beneficial reuse options apply to industrial, commercial, and institutional generators and users of solid by-products (waste) and sanitary landfills utilizing alternative cover material.
- Reuse is available to solid by-products that are being disposed of as solid waste in an Iowa landfill, and that meet certain requirements as described in this summary.
- Utilization of solid by-products as resources when such use improves, or at a minimum does not adversely affect, human health and the environment is economically beneficial to both the generator of the waste and the end user.
- Reuse also decreases the amount of solid waste entering Iowa’s landfills.
- Issuance of a beneficial use determination relieves the generator and user of Iowa solid waste requirements including: rules, sanitary disposal permits, and permit conditions.