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State Resources

District of Columbia
The District of Columbia Department of the Environment also referred to as District Department of the Environment (DDOE) is the main environmental enforcement agency in the
district
. The District of Columbia closely follows federal environmental regulations.

Compliance Considerations

​The following links provide District of Columbia specific guidance and fact sheets for environmental compliance within the state.

Air – DDEO Air Quality page

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

Carry Out Bags – DDOE Skip the Bag, Save the River program promoting the reduction of disposable carry out bags

Foam Ban​ - expanded polystyrene ban information

Hazardous Waste​ – DDOE Hazardous Waste page

Recycling – DDOE Recycling, Waste and Hazards for Businesses

Resources for Businesses – DDOE program including permit submittals and assistance

Storage Tanks – DDOE Underground Storage Tank Program

Water  – DDOE Water Quality page

Sustainability and Reducing Compliance Risk

Eco-Friendly Business Practices – DDOE information on green business practices


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