North Carolina Recycling: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste recycling: 15A North Carolina Administrative Code (NCAC) 13A.0111

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Nonhazardous waste recycling: North Carolina General Statutes (N.C. Gen. Stat.) 130A-309.1 to 130A-309.29

Disposal bans: N.C. Gen. Stat. 130A-309.10

Incineration: N.C. Gen. Stat. 130A-309.10

Scrap tire disposal: N.C. Gen. Stat. 130A-309.54 to 130A-309.63

White goods: N.C. Gen. Stat. 130A-309.80 to 130A-309.86

Electronic waste: N.C. Gen. Stat. 130A-309.90 to 130A-309.98

Manufacturers: N.C. Gen. Stat. 130A-309.93

Collectors: N.C. Gen. Stat. 130A-309.94

DENR responsibilities: N.C. Gen. Stat. 130A-309.95

Lead acid batteries: N.C. Gen. Stat. 130A-309.70 to 130A-309.73

Battery retailers and wholesalers: N.C. Gen. Stat. 130A-309.71

Tax Certification Program: 15A NCAC 13B.1501 to 13B.1514

Regulatory Agency

North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Division of Waste Management

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. North Carolina has adopted the federal rules for hazardous waste recycling, including the standards for reclamation. See the national section RECYCLING for more information.

North Carolina's rules for solid (nonhazardous) waste recycling include packaging prohibitions and restrictions, disposal bans, white goods, and a scrap tire disposal program. In addition, counties and municipalities that operate permitted solid waste management facilities are required to have recycling programs.

Administration and enforcement. DENR administers and enforces the rules for hazardous and nonhazardous waste recycling in North Carolina.

State Requirements


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