West Virginia Recycling regulations & environmental compliance analysis

West Virginia Recycling: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

West Virginia Recycling Act, West Virginia Code (WV Code) 20-11-1 to 20-11-12

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West Virginia Solid Waste Management Act, WV Code 22-15-1 to 22-15-20

West Virginia Rehabilitation Environmental Action Plan (REAP): WV Code 22-15A-1 to 22-15A-29


Recycling facility: West Virginia Regulations (WV Reg.) 33-1-2

Permits: WV Reg. 33-1-3

Notification: WV Reg. 33-1-3.16.d.2

Permitting requirements: WV Reg. 33-1-3.16.d

Fees: WV Reg. 33-1-3.6

Exemption: WV Reg. 33-6-2 and WV Reg. 33-6-3

Transportation: WV Reg. 150-9-6.4

Lead acid batteries: WV Reg. 33-4-3

Disposal: WV Reg. 33-4-3.2

Recycling: WV Reg. 33-4-3.3

Public information: WV Reg. 33-4-3.7

Electronics: WV Code 22-15A-24 to 22-15A-29

Electronics recycling:

Electronics takeback program: WV Code 22-15A-25, WV Code 22-15A-26, and WV Reg. 33-11-1 to 33-11-14

Penalties: WV Code 22-15A-27 and WV Code 22-15A-28

Waste tire disposal: WV Reg. 33-5-1 to 33-5-3

Grants and loans:

Grant program: WV Reg. 54-1-3

Recycling loan program: WV Reg. 54-1-4

Recycling Assistance Grant Program: WV Reg. 58-5-1 to 58-5-14

Regulatory Agencies

West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Division of Land Restoration REAP Program

West Virginia Public Service Commission

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. West Virginia has adopted the federal requirements for recycling of hazardous wastes. See the national section RECYCLING for details.

West Virginia requires that most solid waste recycling facilities obtain a permit and comply with operating standards. For purposes of West Virginia law, the term "recycling" means the processing, reclaiming, ...

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