Indiana Recycling: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste: 329 Indiana Administrative Code (IAC) 3.1-5-5

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Universal waste rule: 329 IAC 3.1-16

Precious metals: 329 IAC 3.1-11-1

Lead-acid batteries: Indiana Code (IC) IC 13-20-16-1 to 13-20-16-8

Mercury switches: IC 13-20-17.7-1 to 13-20-17.7-9

Electronics: Indiana Electronic Waste Law, IC 13-20.5 and regulations at 329 IAC 16

E-waste management requirements: 329 IAC 16-1-1 to 16-11-1

Applicability: 329 IAC 16-1-2

Definitions: 329 IAC 16-2-1 to 16-2-49

Exclusions: 329 IAC 16-3-1

Thermal or chemical treatment: 329 IAC 16-4-1

Registration: 329 IAC 16-5-1 and 329 IAC 16-5-2

E-waste storage: 329 IAC 16-6-1

E-waste facility operational requirements: 329 IAC 16-7-1

Training: 329 IAC 16-8-1

Disposal: 329 IAC 16-9-1

Records: 329 IAC 16-6-1 and 329 IAC 16-7-1

Closure: 329 IAC 16-10-1

Financial assurance: 329 IAC 16-11-1 to 16-11-5

Solid Waste:

Waste tires: IC 13-20-14-2 and IC 13-20-14-3

Regulatory Agency

Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) Office of Land Quality

IDEM Office of Compliance Support

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Indiana's regulations for hazardous waste recycling and reclamation follow the federal regulations with some stricter state requirements for lead-acid batteries and mercury switches. The state does not have extensive solid (nonhazardous) waste recycling requirements. However, retailers of used tires are required to post a notice to customers regarding tire recycling and accept used tires from customers. Indiana also regulates electronic waste recycling.

Administration and enforcement. The Indiana Department of Environmental ...

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