Garbage Law - Overview of Solid Waste Management in Minnesota

Event Description

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This CLE is sponsored by the MSBA Public Law Section and the MSBA Environmental, Natural Resources and Energy Law (ENRE) Section

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.


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

CLE Credits:

1.0 Standard CLE Credits | Event Code: 431632


Public Law Section Member: Free
ENRE Law Section Member: Free
Law Student/New Admittee: Free 
MSBA Member not in Section: $5
Non-MSBA Member: $5

Deadline to register: January 19, 2022

Remote Participation: Remote instructions will be emailed to you the day prior to the event.

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Program Manager: Sarah Grundhoefer | | 612-278-6307

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Friday, January 21, 2022

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

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