Environmental Restoration and Conservation Agency of Japan(ERCA)

The Administration of the Management Reserve Fund

At the final waste disposal sites, it is necessary to manage and control leachate releases from landfills during and after the landfill operations until there is no danger of polluting the environment. Therefore, operators of final waste disposal sites are required by the Waste Disposal and Public Cleaning Law to reserve money in the Maintenance Reserve Fund at the office of ERCA during the landfill operation for the treatment and disposal of leachate.

The money in the Fund is returned to the operators after landfill operations have been completed. ERCA is charged with the administration of the Maintenance Reserve Fund until the operators finish landfill operations.

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