Florida Recycling regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Florida Recycling: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste recycling: Florida Administrative Code (FAC) 62-730.020

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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

Regulatory Agencies

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 ...


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