Governing Law and Regulations
Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Office of Waste, Air, and Radiation Management Bureau of Waste Management Division of Waste Minimization and Planning (Recycling)
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Pennsylvania incorporates the federal hazardous waste recycling rules at 40 CFR 261.6 except for the rules that apply to owners and operators of facilities that store or treat recyclable materials. The state has also adopted the Covered Device Recycling Act. The Act requires manufacturers to register their covered electronic devices with Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and establish an electronic waste collection plan.
The state has nonhazardous waste recycling requirements that include source separation, recycling fees, and reporting rules.
• Administration and enforcement.