Ohio Universal Wastes: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Universal waste rule: Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) 3745-273-01 to 3745-273-81

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Destination facilities:

Recycling: OAC 3745-273-60(C)

Regulatory Agency

Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) Division of Materials and Waste Management Hazardous Waste Program

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See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Ohio follows the federal universal waste rule. In addition, the state adds a provision for destination facilities entering a recyclable universal waste material into a recycling process within 72 hours after the arrival of the material at the facility.

Administration and enforcement. The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency's (Ohio EPA) Division of Materials and Waste Management administers and enforces the universal waste rule in Ohio.

State Requirements



OAC 3745-273-60(C)

OAC 3745-51-06(C)(2).

Ohio has an additional rule for destination facilities that recycle universal waste materials. Ohio allows owners or operators of facilities that enter recyclable universal waste materials into a recycling process within 72 hours after arrival at the facility to store recyclable materials in containers, tanks, or containment buildings without an Ohio hazardous waste permit, provided that the specific and extensive requirements of OAC 3745-51-06(C)(3) are met. Requirements include those regarding security, inspections, personnel training, a contingency plan, closure requirements, financial assurance, and an inventory log. The owner or operator of a destination facility that recycles a particular universal waste without storing that universal ...

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