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.
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.