Virginia Solid Waste: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Solid waste management law and rules: Virginia Waste Management Act, Virginia Code Annotated (VCA) 10.1-14, and regulations at 9 Virginia Administrative Code (VAC) 20-70, 9 VAC 20-81, 9 VAC 20-90, and 9 VAC 20-130

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Solid wastes:

Solid waste definition: 9 VAC 20-81-10, 9 VAC 20-81-95(A), and 9 VAC 20-81-95(B)

Types of solid wastes: 9 VAC 20-81-10

Special wastes: 9 VAC 20-81-10 and 9 VAC 20-81-610 to 20-81-660

Exempt wastes and activities:

Materials that are not solid wastes: 9 VAC 20-81-95(C)

Activities conditionally exempt from solid regulation: 9 VAC 20-81-10 and 9 VAC 20-81-95(D)

Materials managed under other regulations: 9 VAC 20-81-95(E)

Materials reclaimed or not accumulated speculatively: 9 VAC 20-81-95(F)


Disposal prohibitions: 9 VAC 20-81-40, 9 VAC 20-81-140, and 9 VAC 20-81-650

Open dumps: 9 VAC 20-81-10 and 9 VAC 20-81-45

Solid waste management plans: 9 VAC 20-130

Solid waste disposal facility rules: 9 VAC 20-81-100 to 20-81-260

Rules for other solid waste management facilities:

Overview: 9 VAC 20-81-300 to 20-81-397

Solid waste transfer stations: 9 VAC 20-81-330(B) and 9 VAC 20-81-340(B)

Inspections and records:

Solid waste disposal facilities: 9 VAC 20-81-140, 9 VAC 20-81-80, and 9 VAC 20-81-100(E)

Other solid waste management facilities: 9 VAC 20-81-350

DEQ inspections: VCA 10.1-1456 and 9 VAC 20-90-70(B)

Operations manual: 9 VAC 20-81-485

Solid Waste Information and Assessment (SWIA) Program: 9 VAC 20-81-80

Permits: 9 VAC 20-81-40, 9 VAC 20-81-60, 9 VAC 20-81-400 to 20-81-600, and 9 VAC 20-90-70(C)

Financial assurance for solid waste facilities: 9 VAC 20-81-700 to 20-81-760

Rulemaking petitions and procedures: 9 VAC 20-80-730 to 20-80-790

Fees: 9 VAC 20-90-10 to 20-90-130

Annual fee: 9 VAC ...

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