Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Environmental Quality
Virginia Waste Management Board
Litter Receptacle Regulations [9 VAC 20 ‑ 190]
Guidance Documents
Chapter Information
Description The regulation describes the responsibility of owners and operators of establishments and public places, throughout the Commonwealth, to place and maintain receptacles for receiving litter.
State Authority Sections 10.1-1414 , 1419 and 1421 of the Code of Virginia
Federal Authority N/A
Exempt from APA No, changes to this chapter are subject to the Administrative Process Act.
Text of Regulation Link to Virginia Administrative Code
Goals of Regulation The goal of this regulation is to establish guidelines for owners or persons in control of any property that is held out to the public as a place for assemblage, for the transaction of business or recreation, or as a public way for the placement and maintenance of litter receptacles throughout the Commonwealth.

Contact Information
Name / Title: Sanjay Thirungari 
Address: DEQ - 1111 East Main Street, Suite 1400
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, VA 23218
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)659-1532    FAX: ()-    TDD: ()-
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Litter Receptacle Regulations - Final Exempt
Action is Exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 11/21/2001.

Periodic Reviews
Last Activity Status
11/10/2020 Agency Completed Retain As Is
9/19/2016 Agency Completed Retain As Is
4/2/2012 Agency Completed Retain As Is
2/16/2006 Agency Completed Retain As Is