Ohio Recycling regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Ohio Recycling: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous wastes: Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) 3745-50-27 and OAC 3745-51-06

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Spent lead-acid batteries: OAC 3745-266-80

Nonhazardous wastes:

Plastic labeling requirements: Ohio Revised Code Annotated (ORCA) 3734.60 and OAC 3745-27-91

Grants: ORCA 1502

Regulatory Agencies

Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) Division of Materials and Waste Management (DMWM) Division of Hazardous Waste Management

Ohio EPA Office of Compliance Assistance and Pollution Prevention (OCAPP)

Ohio Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Division of Recycling and Litter Prevention

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 5

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Ohio follows the federal hazardous waste recycling regulations, including recycling requirements for precious metals with additional requirements for lead-acid batteries. See the national section RECYCLING for federal requirements. The state's nonhazardous waste recycling rules have specific plastics labeling and coding requirements. For information on a refrigerant capture/recycling program, see the state section CFC MANAGEMENT.

Administration and enforcement. Ohio EPA administers and enforces the state's recycling requirements. DNR implements statewide waste reduction, recycling, recycling market development, and litter prevention programs.

State Regulations


Lead-Acid Batteries

ORCA 3734.91 to 3734.915 and OAC 3745-266-80

Ohio prohibits the disposal of lead-acid batteries in solid or hazardous waste landfills. Batteries that are covered by the law include batteries used in vehicles, ...

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