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Pollution Prevention Resources
Pollution Prevention Assistance (PPA)
- Department of Ecology (DOE) Pollution Prevention Assistance
- Learn about the 21 participating communities across Washington offering free, hands-on assistance to help small businesses identify and resolve potential pollution concerns.
- What is Pollution Prevention Assistance? (PDF)
- Department of Ecology (DOE) Technical Assistance for Businesses
- Department of Ecology (DOE) Shoptalk Newsletter
- Ecology’s dangerous waste and pollution prevention newsletter with information on trainings, best practices, regulations, and reporting information.
- Pacific Northwest Pollution Prevention Resource Center (PPRC)
- The Northwest’s leading source of pollution prevention—partnering with business, government organizations, and other sectors to promote environmental protection and economic vitality.
Dangerous Waste Guidance
It is your responsibility to know whether you have dangerous waste, how much, and the relevant rules and processes. The information below pertains to businesses that are considered small quantity generators that qualify for Pollution Prevention Assistance (PPA).
Dangerous Waste Basics
Qualifications to Receive PPA – Small Quantity Generators
Not a small quantity generator?
Find more information on dangerous waste management—like designation, technical assistance, regulations, and more—at Department of Ecology.
Helpful Information – Spills, Safer Chemicals, and More
A helpful guide on the management of common hazardous shop wastes to protect the health of the workplace, employees, and local community.
- How to Use Your Spill Kit
- Properly Contain Waste (video)
- Spill Plan (PDF)
- Emergency Number Form (PDF)
Hazardous Materials and Response
Consider Safer Chemical Alternatives
Why consider a chemical alternative?
We all play a role in protecting our families’ health, the environment, and ourselves. Choosing safer chemical ingredients and products—for both work and daily living—help provide healthier life choices. There are currently thousands of safe alternatives available, without sacrificing quality or performance.
- Department of Ecology (DOE) Safer Alternatives to Toxic Chemicals
- Offers in-person assistance, webinars, and other opportunities to build the skills for users to choose safer chemicals.
- Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Safer Choice
- Alternatives Assessment Guide (PDF)
- A comprehensive guide by Interstate Chemicals Clearinghouse for users to effectively and responsibly replace chemicals/products of concern with safer alternatives.
Contact Jefferson County Environmental Public Health at (360) 385-9444.