Governing Law and Regulations
Hazardous waste recycling: Florida Administrative Code (FAC) 62-730.020
Nonhazardous waste recycling: Florida Waste Management Act, Florida Statutes (FS) 403.702 to 403.7198
Recovered Materials Dealers Certification: FS 403.7065 and FAC 62-722
Secondhand dealers and recyclers: FS 319, FS 538, and FS 2012-179
Construction debris: FAC 62-701.730
Source separation: FS 403.706(2)
Procurement: FS 403.7065
Plastics labeling: FS 403.708(8)
Waste tires: FS 403.717
Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Division of Waste Management Bureau of Solid and Hazardous Waste Waste Reduction Section
Florida Department of Revenue (DOR)
Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV)
Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE)
Florida First Capital Finance Corporation
County Recycling Officials
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Florida has adopted the federal hazardous waste regulations, including the recycling standards, as well as the standards for refrigerants and used oil. Florida has its own recycling rules for source separation, procurement, and plastics labeling. Florida secondhand dealers and secondary metals recyclers must be registered and comply with recordkeeping and holding period requirements.
• Administration and enforcement. The DEP administers and enforces the hazardous and nonhazardous waste recycling rules in Florida. DEP's Waste Reduction Section is responsible for promoting and monitoring statewide recycling and waste reduction programs, as well as the recycling and proper management of household hazardous waste, mercury lamps ...