Governing Law and Regulations
Litter Control and Recycling Act, Virginia Code Annotated (VCA) 10.1-1414 to 10.1-1425
Hazardous waste recycling: 9 Virginia Administrative Code (VAC) 20-60-261
Lead-acid batteries: VCA 10.1-1425.2 and 9 VAC 20-60-266
Solid waste recycling:
Definitions: 9 VAC 20-130-10
Management plans: 9 VAC 20-130-10 to 20-130-130
Recycling data report: 9 VAC 20-130-165
Electronics: Virginia Computer Recovery and Recycling Act, VCA 10.1-1425.27 to 10.1-1425.38
Other state recycling programs:
State universities and agencies: VCA 10.1-1425.6
Public schools: VCA 10.1-1425.6 to 10.1-1425-9
Plastic container labeling: VCA 10.1-1415.1
Plastic holding devices: VCA 10.1-1415.2
Waste tires: VCA 10.1-1422.1 to 10.1-1422.3 and VCA 58.1-641 and VCA 58.1-642
Recycling tax credits: VCA 58.1-439.7
Waste oil collection sites: VCA 10.1-1422.6
Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Division of Land Protection and Revitalization Recycling and Litter Prevention Programs
DEQ Office of Pollution Prevention
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Virginia has adopted the federal rules for hazardous waste recycling, with additional requirements for lead-acid batteries. Virginia has additional solid (nonhazardous) waste recycling rules for electronics, plastics, and other recycling programs. Virginia also offers tax credits and exemptions for businesses investing in recycling.
• Administration and enforcement. The DEQ administers and enforces the hazardous and nonhazardous waste recycling rules in Virginia.
Facilities that store spent lead-acid batteries before reclaiming them are subject to the state's hazardous waste facility permitting rules. See the state section