West Virginia Universal Wastes: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Universal waste rule: West Virginia Regulations (WV Reg.) 33-20-13

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Universal waste petition rule: WV Reg. 33-20-13.4

Exports of universal waste: WV Reg. 33-20-13.2

Regulatory Agency

West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Division of Water and Waste Management Environmental Enforcement Branch Hazardous Waste Unit

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See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. West Virginia has adopted by reference the federal regulations for the management of universal wastes, including those for mercury-containing equipment. In addition, West Virginia has its own state requirements for petitions and exports.

Administration and enforcement. DEP's Hazardous Waste Unit administers and enforces the universal waste rules in West Virginia.

State Requirements


WV Reg. 33-20-13.4

Persons petitioning DEP to add additional wastes for management under the universal waste regulations must do so in accordance with the petition procedures set forth at WV Reg. 33-20-2.5.d.


WV Reg. 33-20-13.2

Exports of universal waste from the state to a foreign destination must be done in accordance with the federal rules. In addition, exporters must provide DEP with copies of all documentation, manifests, exception reports, annual reports, or records that they submit to EPA as part of the federal exporting requirements.

Guidance Documents

Click below to access the following DEP guidance documents.

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