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Pollution Prevention Program

The Washtenaw County Pollution Prevention Program is responsible for inspecting facilities that store, manufacture, or use hazardous, toxic, or polluting materials.

Our Environmental Health Sanitarians ensure that facilities utilize and dispose of hazardous materials properly, thereby preventing environmental contamination. This program operates in accordance with the Washtenaw County Pollution Prevention Regulation.

Illegal Dumping in Washtenaw County:

Helpful Links:

  • MDEQ - Pollution Prevention Program - The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality provides assistance to businesses, institutions and the public to improve the environment and save money by adopting the three "R's" reduce, reuse and recycle. Known also as pollution prevention, this is a non-regulatory assistance program that provides information, technical assistance and financial incentives to reduce pollution.
  • Pollution Emergency Alerting System (PEAS) Information - In case of environmental emergency affecting AIR, LAND, or WATER,call 1-800-292-4706 (in Michigan). The PEAS hotline should be used to report environmental pollution emergencies such as tanker accidents, pipeline breaks, and releases of reportable quantities of hazardous substances as required.

For more information, please contact the Washtenaw County Environmental Health Division at (734) 222-3800.

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