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Beneficial Use State Program Locator


This state resource locator contains information on the beneficial use of industrial byproducts for the state of Mississippi. Also included are EPA and private industry resources.

Mississippi Beneficial Use Policy
Beneficial Use Determinations are issued by the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality to an applicant after review and approval of an application, to allow the legitimate beneficial use of a solid waste or by-product as a product.

Applicable Mississippi Agency/Division


Mississippi Definition of Beneficial Use
"Beneficial Use" means the legitimate use of a solid waste in the manufacture of a product or as a product, for construction, soil amendment or other purposes, where the solid waste replaces a natural or other resource material by its utilization. "Beneficial Use Determination" means a written determination issued by the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality to an applicant after review and approval of an application, to allow the legitimate beneficial use of a solid waste or by-product as a product.

More Mississippi Information

Construction and Demolition State Waste Resource Locator. Use this tool to locate regulatory information and other compliance assistance and P2 resources.
Solid Waste Locator. The solid waste resource locator contains links to regulatory agencies and rules covering solid waste topics.
Regulations for the Beneficial Use of Non-hazardous Solid Waste
Beneficial Use Program
Waste Tire Information The Solid Waste Policy, Planning, & Grants Branch administers the State of Mississippi Waste Tire Management Program. This program involves various aspects of waste tire management including the regulatory program involving permitting and compliance of waste tire facilities; the grants program involving funding for waste tire collection and recycling activities; the waste tire abatement program involving clean up of illegal waste tire dumps; and market development activities for Mississippi waste tire derived products.
Beneficial Use of Waste Tire Material Guidance For Using Tire Chips As Leachate Drainage Material At Municipal Solid Waste Landfills The purpose of this document is to provide Municipal Solid Waste Landfill owners/operators with guidance in the use of tire chips in the design and construction of leachate collection systems at municipal solid waste landfills.

Additional Information

  • The Association of State and Territorial Solid Waste Management Officials (ASTSWMO) 2006 Beneficial Use Survey Report (11/2007). ASTSWMO's Solid Waste Subcommittee established the Beneficial Use Task Force (Task Force) to study how States are managing requests to use non-hazardous, industrial solid wastes rather than dispose of them in landfills. The Task Force's primary goal is to collect and share information that will assist States and Territories in developing or improving programs and processes to handle these requests.
  • Associated General Contractors of America Environmental Services. AGC provides environmental information, networking opportunities and effective advocacy for construction professionals. AGC publishes on-point articles and fact sheets on key environmental actions, deadlines, requirements and initiatives that may impact the construction industry. AGC organizes an annual Contractors Environmental Conference and holds educational webinars on hot topics. In addition, AGC regularly disseminates environmental news via social media on Twitter (@AGCEnvironment). AGC sponsors and contributes to the Construction Industry Compliance Assistance Center, which is the association's "go-to" resource on federal and state environmental requirements that affect construction activities. AGC advocates on behalf of its members in the regulatory and legislative arenas. AGC invites its members to join its Environmental Forum to stay informed, connect and take action on critical issues.
  • U.S. EPA Industrial Materials Recycling Program. EPA provides information on the environmentally protective recycling and beneficial use of industrial materials.
  • Northeast Waste Management Officials Beneficial Use Determination Database. A password-protected tool for state environmental regulators, this national database contains a compilation of approved state beneficial use determinations (BUDs).
  • Industrial Resources Council. The Industrial Resources Council's website is an information portal to help project designers, engineers, landscapers and other professionals achieve sustainability goals. Information is provided for the following wastes types: coal combustion products, foundry sands and slags, iron and steel slag, C&D materials, scrape tires, and pulp and paper industry materials.
  • Construction Materials Recycling Association (CMRA). CMRA promotes the safe and economically feasible recycling of the more than 325 million tons of recoverable construction and demolition (C&D) materials that are generated in the United States annually. Use their locator tool to find a recycler in your state.

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