Connecticut Recycling regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Connecticut Recycling: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste recycling: 22a-449(c)-101(c)(2) Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies (RCSA)

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Scrap metal: 22a-449(c)-101(c)(1) RCSA

Spent lead-acid batteries: 22a-449(c)-106(c) RCSA

Precious metals: 22a-449(c)-106(b) RCSA

Mercury thermostat recycling: Public Act No. 12-54 (2012)

Electronics: Connecticut General Statutes (CGS) 22a-629 to 22a-640

Electronic wastes (E-wastes) from businesses: 22a-449(c)-113 RCSA

Residential E-waste: CGS 22a-629 to 22a-640, 22a-630d-1 RCSA, and 22a-638-1 RCSA

Covered Electronic Recyclers (CERs): 22a-638-1 RCSA

Manufacturers: 22a-630d-1 RCSA

Nonhazardous waste recycling: 22a-241b-1 and 22a-241b-2 RCSA

Recordkeeping: 22a-241b-4(c) RCSA

Regulatory Agency

Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Bureau of Materials Management and Compliance Assurance

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Connecticut has adopted the federal hazardous waste recycling rules with additional stricter rules. To review the federal hazardous waste recycling rules, see the national section RECYCLING. The state's stricter recycling rules apply to scrap metal, spent lead-acid batteries, and owners and operators of hazardous waste recycling facilities. The state has also adopted a mercury thermostat recycling law.

Connecticut regulates E-waste from businesses under the state universal waste rules. See the state section UNIVERSAL WASTES for more information. The state also regulates the collection and recycling of residential electronic devices.

Connecticut has its own requirements for recycling nonhazardous waste materials such as ...


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