Governing Law and Regulations
Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Environmental Protection Division (EPD) Land Protection Branch
Georgia Environmental Facilities Authority (GEFA)
Georgia County Sheriffs' Offices
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 4
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Georgia has adopted the federal rules for hazardous waste recycling. Annual fees are substantially reduced for recycling hazardous materials under GRR 391-3-19-.03. See the national section RECYCLING to review the federal rules.
Georgia's nonhazardous recycling rules include requirements for plastics labeling, spent lead-acid batteries, procurement, scrap tires, and source separation by state agencies and the General Assembly.
• Administration and enforcement. DNR administers and enforces the hazardous and nonhazardous waste recycling rules in Georgia. GEFA administers the Recycling and Waste Reduction Grant Program with funds from the Solid Waste Trust Fund. County Sheriffs' offices administer and enforce ...