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Alabama Recycling: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Solid Wastes and Recyclable Materials Management Act (SWRMMA), Alabama Code (Ala. Code) 22-27-1 to 22-27-49

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Hazardous waste recycling: Alabama Administrative Code (Ala. Admin. Code r) 335-14-2-.01 and Ala. Admin. Code r 335-14-7

Nonhazardous waste recycling: Ala. Code 22-27-45, Ala. Admin. Code r 335-13-3, Ala. Admin. Code r 335-13-10, and Ala. Admin. Code r 335-13-13

Scrap tire program: Ala. Admin. Code r 335-4-1-.01 to 335-4-9-.02

Recycling facility operating standards: Ala. Admin. Code r. 335-13-3

Definitions and applicability: Ala. Admin. Code r. 335-13-3-.01 and Ala. Admin. Code r. 335-13-1-.03

Registration: Ala. Admin. Code r. 335-13-3-.02

Facility design and operation: Ala. Admin. Code r. 335-13-3-.03

Storage limit: Ala. Admin. Code r. 335-13-3-.04

Records: Ala. Admin. Code r. 335-13-3-.05

Automotive recycling: Ala. Code 40-12-410 to 40-12-425 and Ala. Admin. Code r. 810-8-5-.14

Regulatory Agencies

Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) Land Division Governmental Hazardous Waste Branch

ADEM Land Division Waste Programs Branch

Alabama Department of Public Health (DOH) Bureau of Environmental Services

Alabama Department of Revenue (ADOR) Business and License Tax Division

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Alabama follows the federal hazardous waste recycling regulations. Alabama has its own nonhazardous waste recycling rules requiring each county to submit plans to reduce the solid waste and set a goal of recycling at least 25 percent of their nonhazardous waste. Alabama also requires most recycling facilities to be registered and comply with ...


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