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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 and the standard executive branch review process.
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: Leslie D. Beckwith 
Address: 1111 East Main Street, Suite 1400
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, VA 23218
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)698-4123    FAX: (804)698-4234    TDD: ()-
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Litter Receptacle Regulations - Final Exempt
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 11/21/2001.

Past Periodic Reviews
Date Filed Status
6/15/2020 Pending
6/20/2016 Retain As Is
1/23/2012 Retain As Is
1/9/2006 Retain As Is