WMPD regulates Solid and Hazardous Waste management facilities to prevent waste generation, to minimize impacts to the environment and human health, and to remediate, restore and redevelop contaminated sites to sustain community vitality.
The Waste Management and Prevention Division oversees the use, treatment and handling of hazardous and solid wastes. The Division performs emergency response for hazardous materials spills, issues permits for federal and state programs regulating hazardous wastes, solid wastes, and underground storage tanks, and manages cleanup at hazardous sites under state and federal authorities, including the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and the Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA, also known as Superfund).
What can we help you with?
The Waste Management and Prevention Division wants to ensure the safe handling and clean-up of hazardous and solid wastes. Our staff are here to help you:
Report and clean up spilled hazardous substances
Find information on contaminated properties
Safely manage, transport, and dispose of hazardous wastes
Operate an environmentally friendly Salvage Yard
Operate, maintain, and replace fuel storage tanks
Properly manage, divert and dispose solid wastes
Find information and updates on PFOA
Learn about disaster debris management