Utah Recycling regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Utah Recycling: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste recycling: Utah Administrative Rules (R)315-261-6

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Landfills: R315-303-4(6)

Recycling and compost facilities: R315-312-1 and R315-312-2

General requirements: R315-302-2 and R315-312-2

Outdoor accumulation: R315-312-2

Used oil: R315-15-1 to 315-15-18

Asphalt recycling: R315-315-9

Waste tire recycling: R315-320-1 to 315-320-7

Electronic waste:

Cathode-ray tubes (CRTs): R315-261-4(a)(22)

Disposal of electronic waste program: Utah Code Annotated (UCA) 19-6-1201 to 19-6-1205

Reuse of domestic wastewater: R317-1-4 and R317-3-11

Allowable uses and treatment: R317-3-11.4

Secondary effluent: R317-1-4

Recordkeeping: R317-3-11.6


Switch removal standards: R315-17-1 to 315-17-10

Regulatory Agency

Utah Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Division of Solid and Hazardous Waste (DSHW)

DEQ Division of Water Quality (DWQ)

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Utah has adopted the federal requirements for hazardous waste recycling. See the national section RECYCLING for details. Utah has adopted additional recycling rules for solid waste landfills, composting facilities, used oil, asphalt, waste tires, electronic waste, vehicle mercury switches, as well as the reuse of treated domestic wastewater.

Administration and enforcement. The Utah Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) administers the state's hazardous, nonhazardous, used oil, electronic waste, and waste tire recycling programs. DEQ's Division of Water Quality (DWQ) administers the domestic wastewater reuse program.

State Requirements



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