Governing Law and Regulations
Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Environmental Services Division Land Quality Bureau Waste Management Section
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 7
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Iowa does not have U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) authorization to manage its own hazardous waste program under RCRA; therefore, the federal hazardous waste recycling rules are in effect. To review these rules, see the national section RECYCLING. Iowa does, however, oversee a recycling program for household hazardous material. Iowa has adopted regulations for recycling of plastic bottles, white goods, cathode-ray tubes (CRTs), motor oil, batteries, and waste tires.
• Administration and enforcement. EPA administers and enforces the hazardous waste recycling rules. DNR administers and enforces the nonhazardous waste recycling rules in Iowa.