Georgia Waste Control Law (Georgia)

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Place Georgia

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
Active Policy Yes

Implementing Sector State/Province

Program Administrator Georgia Department of Natural Resources
Primary Website
Applicable Jurisdiction Statewide

Last Review 2014-09-15


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.

Policy Contact

Contact Name Jeff Crown
Department Georgia Department of Natural Resources
Division Environmental Protection Division
Address 4244 International Parkway Suite 104, Atlanta, GA, 30354

Phone 404-362-2692

Fax 404-362-2693


Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: Georgia Code 16-7-50
Date Effective 2006-04-21