Garbage Law | Overview of Solid Waste Management in Minnesota

This CLE provides an overview of how solid waste has been managed historically in Minnesota and how that has informed the current regulatory environment. Looking first at the historic harms of landfilling waste, the CLE will discuss how the State of Minnesota has addressed past harms of landfilling through the Closed Landfill Program. The CLE will next discuss how the State seeks to avoid past mistakes through current statutes and rules, including the Solid Waste Management Act, waste designation, and restricting disposal of certain waste. We will review key state and federal cases governing waste designation and restriction on disposal—which both play an important role in abating the use of landfills. Finally, we will discuss the State’s long-term solid waste management goals found in the Solid Waste Policy Plan that governs future management of solid waste.

This CLE is approved for credit through February 14, 2024.

Philip Pulitzer | Assistant Attorney General | Environmental and Natural Resources Division | Minnesota Attorney General’s Office

CLE Credits:
1.0 Standard CLE Credit | Event Code: 441334

MSBA Members:  $29.95
Non-MSBA Members:  $64.95



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