Proposed Land Regulations

Up to Date as of October 18, 2022.

Proposed Actions provide the full text of proposed regulations and amendments, an estimate of the economic impact of an action on the regulated parties, the agency, other State or local agencies, and the general public. Proposed Actions also detail how the public may provide comments to an agency about a proposed regulation.

All Notices of Proposed Action are published in the Maryland Register.​

Regulation TitleFood Residuals - Organics Recycling and Waste Diversion
PurposeTo implement House Bill 264/Senate Bill 483 of 2021 entitled Solid Waste Management – Organics Recycling and Waste Diversion – Food Residuals. This law requires certain persons who generate, beginning January 1, 2023, certain qualities of food residuals to separate their food residuals from other solid waste, and divert those food residuals from final disposal in a refuse disposal system through reduction, reuse, and recycling.
COMAR26.04.13
Relevant Statutory DeadlineRelevant Statutory Deadline The requirement for certain persons to divert food residuals from final disposal in a refuse disposal system begins January 1, 2023.
Public Informational and Formal Comment Opportunities

The comment period is open until October 24, 2022.

More information about this opportunity for public comment is available at:  https://mde.maryland.gov/programs/Regulations/land/Pages/reqcomments.aspx
Other DocumentsNotice of Proposed Action
| Small Business Compliance Guide
StatusThe Notice of Proposed Action was published on September 23, 2022, in Volume 49, Issue 20 of the Maryland Register. 
Number of Land Proposed Regulations: 1

Contact Information

For more information please email the Solid Waste Program.​​​