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State Resources

The Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) is the main environmental enforcement agency in the state. Washington follows federal environmental regulations.

Compliance Considerations

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

Air & Climate – Ecology air program page

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

Business – Ecology business assistance with environmental regulations

Electronics Retailers – Ecology information regarding the retail of new covered electronic products

Hazardous Waste & Toxics Reduction - includes dangerous waste, pollution prevention, dangerous materials and more

Pollution Prevention – Ecology pollution prevention information

Regulatory Handbook – Ecology information on permits and applicability

Underground Storage Tanks – Ecology requirements for registration and management of USTs

Universal Waste – Ecology universal waste page

Water  – Ecology water program page

Sustainability and Reducing Compliance Risk

​Buying Green ​- Ecology Sustainable Purchasing page

Safer Alternatives to Toxic Chemicals - Ecology training and tools on switching to safer chemicals

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.