Governing Law and Regulations
Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Planning, Prevention and Assistance Division Energy and Pollution Prevention Bureau Recycling and Waste Reduction Program
DEQ Permitting and Compliance Division Waste and Underground Tank Management Bureau Solid Waste Program
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Montana adopts the federal requirements for recycling of hazardous wastes. For details, see the national section RECYCLING. Retailers and wholesalers of motor oil are required to post the location of the nearest waste oil recycling collection center within 25 miles. For more information, see the state section USED OIL MANAGEMENT.
In addition to following some of the federal programs, the state has developed its own programs to address pollution prevention and recycling under authority of the Montana Integrated Waste Management Act. For more information, see the state section POLLUTION PREVENTION.
Owners and operators of solid waste management systems must comply with standards governing the storage, treatment, recycling, recovery, and disposal of solid waste. For details, see the state section SOLID WASTE.
• Administration and enforcement. DEQ's Recycling and Waste Reduction Program promotes the reduction, reuse, recycling, ...