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In an effort to revitalize existing commercial and industrial sites that have been abandoned or are underused because of real or perceived contamination, this program creates financial and regulatory incentives for voluntary cleanup and redevelopment.


Hazardous wastes are solid wastes which are reactive, ignitable, corrosive or toxic and are regulated from "cradle-to-grave" by the Department through its federally delegated Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) program. 


Pollution prevention represents a fundamental change to more efficient ways of using resources. Shifting emphasis from pollution control to pollution prevention is an important component of the Department's mission to protect, conserve and manage Florida's environment and natural resources. 


The solid waste program includes regulation of landfills, construction and demolition debris disposal facilities, transfer stations, material recovery facilities, waste tire processors, and waste-to-energy plants. -


Storage tanks used to store regulated substances aboveground or underground are annually inspected by staff from local county programs under contract with the Department. Department staff perform inspections as random checks and inspect tanks owned by the contracted programs. Department staff also provide technical assistance to local programs, consultants, and the public.


This program provides technical assistance and manages cases involving groundwater or soil contamination which can occur as a result of accidental spills, or through improper use, management, or disposal of materials.

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Jennifer Carpenter

Assistant Director of District Management

(239) 344-5676



Public Information Requests


Green Government

Florida Keys Area Recycling Guide

South District Recycling Guide


Division of Waste Management

Bureau of Solid and Hazardous Waste

Bureau of Petroleum Storage Systems

Bureau of Waste Cleanup


Last updated: July 02, 2015
  South District, 2295 Victoria Avenue, Fort Myers, Florida 33901 239-344-5600 / 850-412-0590(fax) / SouthDistrict@dep.state.fl.us
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