RCRA Tribal HomeOn this page:
- General Information
- Tribal Responsibilities and Federal Regulations
- Solid Waste/Tribal Associations
- Waste Management Resources
What you should know about Solid Waste Management on Tribal LandsLearn from other tribes and view general guidance tools for creating solid waste management plans, closing open dumps, running transfer stations and involving the tribal community. Also available are landuse data, grant opportunities, and agency reports useful for creating your own individualized system.
- Region 8 Waste Management
- EPA Tribal Lands Waste Management Program
- A Model Tribal Solid Waste Management Code
- Grant Resources for Creating a Community Program
Tribal Responsibilities and Federal RegulationsFederal laws and regulations apply to solid waste management in Tribal Lands and states:
ContactsFederal, state and tribal experts:
- EPA R8 Tribal Assistance Program
- Tribal Governments within Region 8
Midwest Assistance Program
(The EPA and IHS fund a circuit rider position through the Midwest Assistance Program (MAP). The duties of this circuit rider include visiting all the EPA Region 8 tribes and assisting with solid waste management issues.)
R8 RCRA, Solid and Hazardous Waste Coordinator:
Region 8 Circuit Rider
Other Waste Management ResourcesLink to other EPA sites relevant to tribes, solid waste management or other media regulated by EPA. Also find non-EPA solid waste associations or other agencies with solid waste expertise.
Recycling & Conservation (Region 8)
Region 8 Tribal Assistance Program (Region 8)
Municipal Solid Waste Management in Indian Country
(Office of Solid Waste, EPA Headquarters)
Provides information on MSW management needs including cleaning up old dump sites, opening new landfills, starting an integrated solid waste management program, finding funding for MSW activities, plus much more
American Indian Environmental Office (AEIO)
(Office of Water, EPA Headquarters) AIEO oversees development and implementation of the Agency's Indian Policy throughout all EPA Headquarters and Regional Offices.
Solid Waste/ Tribal Associations
Midwest Assistance Program (MAP)
MAP offers references, training and technical assistance for solid waste issues on Tribal lands
Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA)
SWANA is a reference for new methods, technologies, trainings and information sharing for solid waste management.
National Tribal Environmental Council (NTEC)
Resources for indigenous cultures around the world