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Programs and Resources

Division of Air Pollution Control
Our mission is to attain and maintain the air quality at a level that will protect the environment for the benefit of all.
Phone: (614)644-2270
Website: http://www.epa.ohio.gov/dapc

Division of Drinking and Ground Waters
Our mission is to protect human health and the environment by characterizing and protecting ground water quality and ensuring that Ohio’s public water systems provide adequate supplies of safe drinking water. Our vision is that the citizens of Ohio know that their drinking water, whether it comes from wells or surface water, is safe to drink, and that everyone in the state can easily obtain information about the quality of drinking water and ground water in their area, their region and the entire state.
Phone: (614)644-2752
Website: http://www.epa.ohio.gov/ddagw

Division of Emergency and Remedial Response
Our mission is to prevent, respond to, remove and cleanup releases or threats of releases of hazardous waste, hazardous substances and pollutants through compliance monitoring, emergency response, enforcement, and voluntary actions. Our vision is to become distinguished as an economically self-sufficient multi-media team that administers a stream-lined, multi-faceted emergency response and site remediation program as well as an exceptional, pro-active chemical emergency preparedness and prevention program.
Website: http://www.epa.ohio.gov/derr

Division of Environmental and Financial Assistance
Our goal is to help you access technical and financial assistance for implementable solutions to your environmental needs.
Phone: (614)644-2798
Website: http://www.epa.ohio.gov/defa

Division of Hazardous Waste Management
Our mission is to protect and improve the environment and therefore the health of Ohio’s citizens by promoting pollution prevention and the proper management and cleanup of hazardous waste. We provide quality service to our stakeholders by assisting them in understanding and complying with the hazardous waste management regulations, and by implementing our program effectively. We strive to be recognized as a leader among state hazardous waste management programs through our expertise, effectiveness, application of sound science and delivery of quality service to our stakeholders.
Phone: (614)644-2917
Website: http://www.epa.ohio.gov/dhwm

Division of Recycling and Litter Prevention
The Division of Recycling and Litter Prevention (DRLP) is responsible for implementing statewide waste reduction, recycling, recycling market development and litter prevention programs. In addition, DRLP assists in implementing Ohio’s Solid Waste Management Plan and encourages Ohioans to reduce waste, recycle materials and buy recycled-content products.
Phone: (614)265-6333
Website: http://www.ohiodnr.com/recycling

Division of Solid and Infectious Waste Management
Division of Solid and Infectious Waste Management is charged with encouraging waste reduction and recycling statewide; overseeing local solid waste planning efforts; regulating solid waste landfill, composting, incinerator, and transfer facilities; regulating the generation, transportation, and treatment of infectious waste; regulating construction and demolition debris landfills; and regulating the transportation, collection, storage, disposal, beneficial use, and recovery of scrap tires. DSIWM also oversees state funded scrap tire cleanup efforts.
Phone: (614)644-2621
Website: http://www.epa.ohio.gov/dsiwm

Division of Surface Water
Our mission is to protect, enhance and restore all waters of the state for the health, safety and welfare of present and future generations. We accomplish this mission by monitoring the aquatic environment, permitting, enforcing environmental laws, using and refining scientifically sound methods and regulations, planning, coordinating, educating, providing technical assistance and encouraging pollution prevention practices.
Phone: (614)644-2001
Website: http://www.epa.ohio.gov/dsw

Nail a Dumper – Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio
The Nail a Dumper Program, a multi-agency environmental enforcement program, works to prevent the illegal disposal of waste and littering within Franklin County. The Nail a Dumper Program is funded by the Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio. Participating agencies include the Franklin County Board of Health, Franklin County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, Franklin County Sheriff’s Office and Columbus Refuse Collection Division. The Nail-A-Dumper Hotline (614-871-5322) provides the residents of Franklin County with 24 hour, seven day a week, 365 days a year access to report illegal dumping and littering. If you see someone dumping illegally or you know of a site that seems to be a problem, call the Nail-A-Dumper Hotline 614-871-5322 or log on at www.nailadumper.com. You may also contact J.D. Compston by email at info@swaco.org
Phone: (614)871-5100
Website: http://www.nailadumper.com

Office of Pollution Prevention
Helping Ohioans avoid waste by reducing it’s generation at the source. We offer free, diverse, non-regulatory, pollution prevention assistance statewide.
Phone: (614)644-3469
Website: http://www.epa.ohio.gov/ocapp

Ohio Department of Education
The Department of Education houses information that can help teachers, students and parents with questions they may have regarding kindergarten through 12th grade state education programs.
Phone: (877)644-6338
Website: http://www.ode.state.oh.us/

Ohio Environmental Protection Agency
Our mission is to protect the environment and public health by ensuring compliance with environmental laws and demonstrating leadership in environmental stewardship. Ohio EPA cooperates with government and private agencies, manages some federally funded pollution control projects, obtains technical and laboratory services, establishes advisory boards, investigates environmental problems, and disseminates information on environmental programs. The director also authorizes enforcement actions against violators of pollution laws and regulations. For online assistance please write info-request@www.epa.state.oh.us
Phone: (614)644-3020
Website: http://www.epa.ohio.gov/

Ohio Governor’s Office
Conducts public involvement, media relations, and information dissemination activities for the agency.
Website: http://www.state.oh.us/gov/

Ohio Home Page
Conducts public involvement, media relations, and information dissemination activities for the agency.
Website: http://www.ohio.gov/

Ohio’s Emission Check-Testing emissions today to ensure Ohio’s future
This site is a program of the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency. Check out emission testing and air quality information here.
Website: http://www.epa.ohio.gov/dapc/mobile.aspx

Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio Recycling Program
We believe today’s throwaways are the foundation for tomorrow. In doing so, we act as a catalyst to bring “Smart” solutions for reducing waste to Central Ohio. SWACO also provides consumers recycling opportunities around Franklin County Ohio through more than 60 recycling drop-off locations, at major sporting and entertainment venues, in Columbus Public Schools, Port Columbus International Airport, and other locations. We also operate the Franklin County Landfill, three transfer stations, and other programs.

SWACO is also proud to provide the residents and communities of Franklin County with monthly Household Hazardous Waste collections. Occasionally there are more frequent collections.
Phone: (614)871-5100
Website: http://swaco.org/

The Stock Pile – Stark County Regional Planning Commission Inc.
The Stock Pile is a non-profit building materials reuse warehouse with the mission of improving housing conditions for residents in northeast Ohio and effectively reducing the amount of reusable building materials going into the waste stream.
Phone: (330)455-4585
Website: http://www.thestockpile.org