Waste Management and Republic Services offer the ability to locate local dump sites through their websites. Both companies offer the option to search by ZIP code or city and offer contact information and directions to the dump sites.
Waste in a non-hazardous landfill is generally compacted to conserve space, then covered with dirt. A landfill is typically the most cost-efficient way to store waste, as the United States has large areas of land positioned far away from populated areas. Each state has an environmental agency that establishes minimum standards for any landfill in the state: however, the standards of the state cannot fall below the standards of the United States Environmental Protection Agency.