Programs and Resources
Department of Environment and Conservation
This site provides information on many different environmental issues in Tennessee.
Division of Air Pollution Control
This division is directed to maintain the purity of the air resources for the State of Tennessee.
Division of Solid/Hazardous Waste Management: Office of Environmental Assistance (OEA)
The Division of Solid Waste Management provides both regulatory and non-regulatory support to the local government, industry, and business sectors to promote waste reduction, solid waste planning, and general recycling. The Division also provides technical assistance Do-it-Yourselfers relating to proper management of used oil:
Used Oil Hotline: 1-800-287-9013
The OEA program provides information and non-regulatory support to businesses, schools, local governments, industries, organizations and individuals in order to prevent and reduce environmental impacts. The OEA and its staff utilize a range of outreach techniques and partnerships to enhance knowledge and environmental awareness for individuals and organizations.
Phone: 1-800-734-3619 or (615) 532-0445
Knoxville Recycling Coalition
“The Knoxville Recycling Coalition is a grassroots, non-profit organization seeking sensible, environmentally sound waste management practices. The Knoxville Recycling Coalition brings together local citizens, businesses, environmental and community groups in the Knoxville area to support the concept and practice of recycling. Through public education, workshops and demonstration projects, the Coalition is striving to move our community into a new era of waste management.”
Nashville And Davidson County Department of Public Works
This site has links to local information regarding recycling programs, household hazardous waste, and solid waste planning.
This site provides information regarding pollution prevention programs with in the state.
Tennessee Governor’s Office
Tennessee Home Page
Tennessee Recycling Coalition
The Tennessee Recycling Coalition is a non-profit organization looking for solutions to waste problems in the state.
Tennessee Solid Waste Education Project (TN SWEP)
TN SWEP is a program of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and is sponsored by the Division of Community Assistance at the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation. The program provides FREE classroom (and other) presentations, inservices, and workshops for Tennessee K-12 schools.
Tennessee State 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.
United States Environmental Protection Agency-Region 4
This agency serves the environmental programs in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee.