Maryland Recycling regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Maryland Recycling: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste: Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR) 26.13.02.01 to 26.13.02.06 and COMAR 26.13.10

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Electronics: Statewide Electronics Recycling Program, Maryland Code Annotated, Environmental (Md. Code Ann., Envir.) 9-1727 to 9-1730

Mercury:

Vehicle switches; Md. Code Ann., Envir. 6-905, Md. Code Ann., Envir. 6-905.4, and Md. Code Ann., Envir. 6-905.05

Nonhazardous waste recycling: Md. Code Ann., Envir. 9-1701 to 9-1710

Newspapers: Md. Code Ann., Envir. 9-1707

State Recycling Trust Fund: Md. Code Ann., Envir. 9-1707(f)

Telephone directory recycling: Md. Code Ann., Envir. 9-1709

Plastic containers: Md. Code Ann., Envir. 9-1710

Government recycling plans: Md. Code Ann., Envir. 9-1706

Natural wood waste: Md. Code Ann., Envir. 9-1708 and COMAR 26.04.09.01 to 26.04.09.12

Used oil recycling: Maryland Used Oil Recycling Act, Md. Code Ann., Envir. 5-1001

Scrap tires: Md. Code Ann., Envir. 9-228

Batteries:

Mercuric oxide batteries: Md. Code Ann., Envir. 6-901

Rechargeable batteries: Md. Code Ann., Envir. 6-1101 to 6-1114

Scrap metal: COMAR 11.12.03.01 to 11.12.03.08

Regulatory Agencies

Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) Land Management Administration Recycling and Operations Program

Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) Motor Vehicle Administration

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Maryland has adopted the federal rules for hazardous waste recycling. See the national section RECYCLING to review the federal requirements. Maryland's nonhazardous waste recycling rules include requirements for government recycling plans, plastic containers, natural wood waste, and ...


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