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, dry cleaning 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.
Small Quantity Generators of Hazardous Waste are now required to re-notify every four years. For more information, please visit the Hazardous Waste Management page under News & Events - Generator Improvement Rule.
Interim Incinerator Disruption Guidance: This guidance provides interim guidelines for generators to request 30-day extensions of hazardous waste accumulations areas. See the EPA Memo that addresses existing options for Incinerator Backlog.
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.