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     The goal of the Landfill Monitoring/Open Dumping program is to protect the natural resources, assure the health of the residents of St. Clair County and provide environmentally safe solid waste disposal.   The St. Clair County Health Department has served as a delegate agency for the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) since 1987.
     The program helps protect St. Clair County residents from the transmission of disease organisms from improper or inadequate storage and disposal of garbage and other refuse.   Following the guidelines of the Illinois Environmental Protection Act and the Illinois Pollution Control Board Regulations, the program enforces standards for accumulations of refuse.
     Since 1987 your St. Clair County's Environmental Protection Division has inspected the local licensed landfills.   The ultimate goal of the program is to protect St. Clair County residents from the nuisance and unhealthful conditions that arise when solid waste is inadequately disposed of or stored.   Your Health Department does this by investigating complaints, enforcing county and state regulations regarding solid waste and routinely inspecting licensed landfills.   St. Clair County Health Department's Environmental Decision Group meets routinely with representatives from the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, the St. Clair County State’s Attorney’s Office and the St. Clair County Sheriffs Department to review inspections of certain solid waste sites and dumping investigations to discuss possible enforcement actions.

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