Pollution Prevention (P2) Mission
The goal of the Pollution Prevention (P2) division is to protect the soils, groundwater, surface water and air resources of Alachua County from pollution caused by hazardous materials and petroleum discharges. We carry out our mission through inspection and enforcement, contamination remediation and remediation oversight, hazardous materials collection and pollution prevention education.
Pollution Prevention Programs and Services
Alachua County P2 staff manage a State of Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) funded program for the clean-up of petroleum product contamination in soils and groundwater from old tank sites such as gasoline stations.
Storage Tank Compliance Program
Alachua County P2 staff manage and perform a FDEP funded program to prevent discharges of petroleum products from underground and above ground fuel tanks through a program of inspection, compliance and enforcement assistance at over 600 regulated storage tank facilities in Alachua, Marion and Clay Counties.
Hazardous Waste Collection Program
Alachua County P2 staff operate and provide a hazardous waste collection service which provides for the reuse, recycling, and disposal of household and small business hazardous wastes and promotes pollution prevention education and initiatives in Alachua County.
Special Pollution Prevention Initiatives
Oversight of Cabot-Koppers Superfund Site Remediation
Aachua County staff provides local technical oversight and review of the on- site and offsite environmental sampling and remediation activities associated with the Cabot-Koppers Superfund site.
Monitors air quality and air quality issues within Alachua County and tracks the County's efforts in greenhouse gas reduction initiatives.