There are 4500 state owned office buildings in Florida. Over 3700 of these buildings are greater than 3,000 square feet in size. The potential opportunity to protect the environment through recycling and properly managing waste streams to prevent unlawful disposal is optimal. State offices should lead the commercial recycling effort by example in a manner that meets all applicable state and federal laws to protect the environment from the improper handling and disposal of solid and hazardous wastes. In an effort to assist building managers and procurement staff responsible for their waste streams and help prevent liability, the Division of Waste Management is offering state office buildings online assistance and training. The Department may also be available to coordinate with local recycling coordinators to review contracts, provide compliance assistance and evaluate waste streams at no cost. This webpage is designed to provide compliance assistance and technical assistance to the more than 3,500 managers of state-owned buildings. Through recycling efforts and proper waste management, the state of Florida can effectively reduce the costs associated with these issues.
Potential Hazardous Wastes
State agencies have the potential to generate hazardous wastes. Before you dispose of
anything you must determine if it is hazardous. The Hazardous Waste Regulation Section
has many websites dedicated to the management of these waste streams.
Click on the following topics for Regulatory Guidance and Waste Stream information
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