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DEP implements state and federal laws related to recycling, pollution prevention and solid and hazardous waste management. DEP responds to hazardous waste spills that endanger the environment and human health and oversees petroleum storage tank cleanup. DEP is also responsible for promoting, monitoring and reporting on recycling and other waste reduction efforts throughout the state.

Brownfield redevelopment at Cascades park in Tallahassee, Florida

Brownfields Main Page

Provides grants and technical assistance to communities to assess, safely clean up and sustainably reuse properties containing environmental hazards.
Yachts Marina in Miami Beach

Clean Vessel Act Grant Program

Provides funding assistance for the purchase, installation and maintenance of pumpout equipment marinas.
Closeup photo of crushed aluminum cans at the Marpan recycling facility


The Florida Legislature, through the Energy, Climate Change and Economic Security Act of 2008, established a statewide weight-based recycling goal of 75% by 2020. The Act instituted the 75% recycling...

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