Georgia Waste Control Law (Georgia)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
|Applies to States or Provinces||Georgia|
|Name||Georgia Waste Control Law (Georgia)|
|Policy Category||Other Policy|
|Policy Type||Environmental Regulations|
|Affected Technologies||Biomass/Biogas, Coal with CCS, Concentrating Solar Power, Energy Storage, Fuel Cells, Geothermal Electric, Hydroelectric, Hydroelectric (Small), Natural Gas, Nuclear, Solar Photovoltaics, Tidal Energy, Wave Energy, Wind energy|
|Program Administrator||Georgia Department of Natural Resources|
The Waste Control Law makes it unlawful to dump waste in any lakes, streams or surfaces waters of the State or on any private property without consent of the property owner. Waste is very broadly defined to mean any discarded substance and specifically includes "sand, gravel, slag, rubbish, waste material, tin cans, refuse, garbage, trash, debris, bottles, boxes, containers, papers, tires, appliances, mechanical equipment or parts, building or construction materials, wood, motor vehicle parts, oil, batteries, etc. The term dump is also broadly defined to mean "to throw, discard, place, deposit, discharge, burn, or dispose of a substance." To be considered waste discarded items must exceed ten pounds or 15 cubic feet, otherwise they are classified as litter and are subject to Georgia Code 16-7-40.
|Contact Name||Jeff Crown|
|Department||Georgia Department of Natural Resources|
|Division||Environmental Protection Division|
|Address||4244 International Parkway Suite 104, Atlanta, GA, 30354|
Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)
|Authority 1:||Georgia Code 16-7-50|