State Specific Policy Resources: North Carolina

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Auxiliary Containers

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. Ch. 130A, Art. 9, § 130A-309.10. Prohibited acts relating to packaging; coded labeling of plastic containers required; disposal of certain solid wastes in landfills or by incineration prohibited.
  • 2017 North Carolina HB 56 repealed the plastic bag ban formerly found in N.C. Gen. Stat. Ch. 130 A, Article 9, Part 2G. Plastic Bag Management; § 130A-309.120 to § 130A-309.125

Electronics Recycling

Materials Theft

Scrap Yard / Junk Yard Zoning

State Superfund (SREA Equivalent)

  • N.C.G.S. Ch. 130A, Article 9, Part 3. Inactive Hazardous Sites; § 130A-310 to § 130A-310.13
    • § 130A-310.7.(b1) exempts liability for "a person who arranges for recycling of recyclable materials with respect to such materials if that person has complied with all standards, requirements, and criteria set forth in the Superfund Recycling Equity Act of 1999, 42 U.S.C. § 9627, as amended."

Stormwater Permitting

Tire / Rubber

Vehicle Detitling / Dismantling

Abandoned Vehicles

  • N.C.G.S. Ch. 20, Art. 3, Part 9A. Abandoned and Derelict Motor Vehicles; § 20-137.6. to § 20-137.14.
  • N.C.G.S. Ch. 160A, Art. 15 - Streets, Traffic and Parking
    • § 160A-303. Removal and disposal of junked and abandoned motor vehicles.
    • § 160A-303.2. Regulation of abandonment of junked motor vehicles.

Mercury Switch Removal

  • N.C.G.S. Ch. 130A, Article 9, Part 6. Mercury Switch Removal; § 130A-310.50 to § 130A-310.58 (repealed effective June 30, 2021)

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