The Division of Waste Management works closely with the department's district offices to implement state and federal laws to protect the environment from the improper handling and disposal of solid and hazardous wastes. This includes regulatory programs for waste facilities and pollutant storage systems, and non-regulatory activities such as financial and technical assistance for recycling and waste reduction. The division also oversees and contracts for the cleanup of sites contaminated with petroleum products, drycleaning solvents or other hazardous wastes. There are four program areas within the Division of Waste Management – Permitting and Compliance Assistance, District and Business Support, Waste Cleanup, and Petroleum Restoration.
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection is the state’s lead agency for environmental management and stewardship – protecting our air, water and land. The vision of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection is to create strong community partnerships, safeguard Florida’s natural resources and enhance its ecosystems.