Kentucky Universal Wastes: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Universal waste rules: 401 Kentucky Administrative Regulations (KAR) 43:005 to 43:070

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Large quantity handler of universal waste (LQHUW) registration fee: 401 KAR 39:110, Section 2(2)

Petition fee: 401 KAR 39:080, Section 3

Regulatory Agency

Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet Department for Environmental Protection (DEP) Division of Waste Management Hazardous Waste Branch Hazardous Waste Management Program

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Kentucky has adopted by reference the federal regulations for universal waste, including the provisions for mercury-containing equipment. In addition, Kentucky requires the payment of certain registration and petition fees.

Administration and enforcement. The Department for Environmental Protection's (DEP) Hazardous Waste Branch administers and enforces the universal waste rule in Kentucky.

State Requirements



401 KAR 39:110, Section 2(2)

Kentucky charges a fee of $300 to register with the DEP as an LQHUW.


401 KAR 39:080, Section 3

Persons petitioning the DEP to add additional wastes to management under the universal waste regulations in accordance with the petition procedures set forth at 401 KAR 43:070 must submit a fee of $2,500 with the petition.

Because fees are subject to change, contact the DEP for the latest fee schedule.

Guidance Documents

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