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State Resources

North Carolina
The North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is the main environmental enforcement agency in the state. North Carolina closely follows federal environmental regulations.

Compliance Considerations

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

Air – NC Division of Air Quality

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

Electronic Waste - Recycling Opportunities for North Carolina Businesses

Hazardous Waste – DENR Hazardous Waste Section

Small Business Assistance Program – DENR small business assistance with environmental regulations

Storage Tanks – DENR requirements for registration USTs

Technical Assistance, Education & Guidance – DENR Div. of Waste Management material on hazardous waste 

Water  – DENR Division of Water Resources 

Sustainability and Reducing Compliance Risk

Composting – DENR Composting: Organics Recycling 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.