Kentucky Recycling regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Kentucky Recycling: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste recycling:

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Permits: Kentucky Revised Statutes (KRS) 224.46-520 and 401 Kentucky Administrative Regulations (KAR) 39:060, 401 KAR 39:090, and 401 KAR 39:120

Registration and fees: 401 KAR 39:060, Section 6(8)(a), and 401 KAR 39:080, Section 1(2)

Lead-acid batteries: KRS 224.50-413 and 401 KAR 39:090, Section 3

Precious metal recovery: 401 KAR 39:090, Section 3

Used oil: KRS 224.50-545(14)

Nonhazardous (solid) waste recycling:

School paper recycling: KRS 160.294

State agencies: KRS 45A.520

Secondary metals recyclers: KRS 433.900 to 433.906

Regulatory Agency

Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet Department for Environmental Protection (DEP) Division of Waste Management

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Kentucky's rules governing the recycling of hazardous waste are the same as the federal regulations, with the addition that the state requires recyclers to obtain a permit and pay an annual fee.

Kentucky has adopted by reference the federal used oil management rules. These standards cover all segments of the used oil recycling system and apply to generators, transporters, marketers, processors, and burners of used oil. See the national section USED OIL MANAGEMENT for additional information. In addition, Kentucky requires persons recycling more than 5,000 gallons (gal) of used oil annually to register and maintain certain records.

A recordkeeping system must be implemented for a waste tire from the time it becomes a waste tire to the time it is disposed of, recycled, or used as tire-derived fuel. For more information on the recycling of waste tires, see the state section SOLID WASTE.

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