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 (PDF).
- Pollution Prevention Program Inspection Guidance - This document describes the inspection requirements for compliance with the regulation. It also indicates which items must be in compliance to achieve reduced inspection frequency status.
- 2019 Pollution Prevention Status Sheets (PDF); 2019 Pollution Prevention Status Sheets - Typeable Document (PDF); see 2019 P2 Cover Letter (PDF) for instructions
- Credit Card Authorization Form (PDF) - To pay your fees by credit card, please complete this form and fax or mail it to our office. For security and privacy reasons, Washtenaw County does not accept credit card information via email.
- Sample Site Plan (PDF)
- Do you know where your floor drains go? - Fact sheet (PDF)
- Pollution Prevention Program Fees
- Pollution Prevention Regulation (PDF)
- Pollution Prevention Program Policies
- Storage Criteria for Toxic, Hazardous, or Polluting Materials
Environmental Excellence Partnership Program (E2P2)
The Environmental Excellence Partnership Program (E2P2) recognizes businesses and non-profit organizations in Washtenaw County that provide leadership in environmental protection and practice environmentally sound behavior in the areas of water quality protection, waste reduction and recycling, and pollution prevention. Partnership is free and participants receive free technical assistance, complimentary audits, recognition in the community via advertisements and displays at community events, and more. Participants are also eligible for our annual Environmental Excellence Awards.
E2P2 offers 3 opportunities for participation: Community Partners for Clean Streams for water quality protection, Waste Knot for waste reduction and recycling, and the Pollution Prevention Program. See the E2P2 site for more!
Illegal Dumping in Washtenaw County
- Washtenaw County Regulation for Roadside Dumping and Littering Control (PDF)
- Washtenaw County Regulation for Cleanup of Environmental Incidents (PDF)
- 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 "Rs" 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 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.