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State Resources

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is the main environmental enforcement agency in the state. Iowa closely follows federal environmental regulations.

Compliance Considerations

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

Air – DNR Air Quality page

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

Enforcement Actions – DNR enforcement page

Hazardous Waste Fee Collection – DNR hazardous waste fee page with hazardous waste fact sheet for small businesses

HHM Retailer Permits & Consumer Education Program – Requirements for retailers who sell ​household hazardous materials

Financial and Business Assistance  – DNR business assistance with environmental regulations

Iowa Waste Reduction Center (IWRC)​ - assistance with air emissions, hazardous and solid waste, stormwater, pollution prevention and more

Storage Tanks – DNR requirements for USTs

Water  – DNR Water Quality page

Sustainability and Reducing Compliance Risk

Food Waste – IWRC food waste reduction page

Recycling – DNR recycling information including electronic waste and some universal wastes

Pollution Prevention – DNR 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.