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State Resources

The Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) is the main environmental enforcement agency in the state. Alabama closely follows federal environmental regulations.

Compliance Considerations

The following links provide Alabama specific guidance and fact sheets for environmental compliance within the state.

2015 Hazardous Waste Program – ADEM regulations for hazardous waste program including universal waste, tank systems and hazardous waste determinations

Aerosol Management – State aerosol container management guidance

Air – ADEM air programs

Automotive – Automotive Recyclers Association AL specific fact sheets on auto related environmental topics

Enforcement – ADEM enforcement and compliance section

Hazardous Waste – ADEM hazardous waste program page

Hazardous Waste Manifests - State requirements and information

Small Quantity Hazardous Waste Generators Handbook – ADEM small business guide to environmental regulations

Storage Tanks – ADEM requirements for USTs

Water  – ADEM water programs

Cathode Ray Tubes – ADEM document discussing how to manage waste cathode ray tubes.

Fluorescent Lamps – ADEM fact sheet with information on managing fluorescent and high-intensity discharge lamps

Waste Tire Program – ADEM waste tire management information​

Sustainability and Reducing Compliance Risk

Pollution Prevention – ADEM pollution prevention page

The state resources provide retail-relevant state regulatory information and resources. The State Matrices page has more detailed information on variations in key state regulations such as hazardous waste, consumer bag legislation, e-waste and more.