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Mississippi Recycling: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs): 11 Mississippi Administrative Code Part 3, Chapter 1 (Miss. Admin. Code Pt. 3, Ch. 1), Rule 1.8 and 11 Miss. Admin. Code Pt. 3, Ch. 1, Rule 1.12 (interim status)

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Household hazardous waste: Mississippi Code Annotated (MS Code Ann.) 17-17-439 to 17-17-435 and 11 Miss. Admin. Code Pt. 3, Ch. 1

Waste tire management: 11 Miss. Admin. Code Pt. 4, Ch. 4 and 11 Miss. Admin. Code Pt. 4, Ch. 5

Recycling grants: 11 Miss. Admin. Code Pt. 4, Ch. 3, Rule 3.1

Recycling cooperative grants: 11 Miss. Admin. Code Pt. 4, Ch. 10

Scrap metal recycling: Mississippi Scrap Metal Dealer Registration Act, MS Code Ann Section 97-17-71 et seq. and regulations at MS Reg., Title 1, Part 13, Rules 1.1 to 14.2

Lead-acid batteries: MS Code Ann. 17-17-429 to 17-17-435

Regulatory Agencies

Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Office of Pollution Control Recycling and Solid Waste Reduction Program

Mississippi Secretary of State

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Mississippi follows the federal recycling laws and has additional state requirements in connection with reporting by hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs), household hazardous waste recycling programs, recycling grants, and the recycling of waste tires, scrap metal, and lead-acid batteries.

Administration and enforcement. The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality's (DEQ) Office of Pollution Control administers and enforces the implementation of the Mississippi recycling program. The Mississippi Secretary of State ...


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