Outreach Pollution Prevention Program
The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality P2 Coordinator provides site visits and assistance to businesses, government agencies and the public to improve the environment and save money through pollution prevention methods. This is a free, voluntary non-regulatory assistance program that provides information and technical assistance to reduce pollution. The site visits are designed to help facility operators identify ways to conserve resources, take advantage of less polluting raw materials, improve housekeeping practices and increase process efficiency. Pollution prevention, also known as P2, offers a proactive approach to environmental management by eliminating pollution prior to recycling, treatment, or disposal. Examples of P2 measures include equipment and process modifications, changes in product design, substitution of raw materials, improved housekeeping, preventative maintenance, employee training, and inventory control.
P2 measures offer benefits over traditional control technologies because they prevent the transfer of pollutants from one waste stream to another and can lower operating costs by reducing energy, water and raw material costs, waste disposal costs, regulation costs, liability, and worker exposure. For these reasons, DEQ considers P2 to be the preferred approach to environmental management and offers a number of free services to get you started, from checklists to phone consultations and on-site assistance.
The DEQ offers free, on-site Pollution Prevention Audits through the University of Wyoming and Manufacturing-Works. These audits can show you how to:
- Make more
efficient use of the energy and raw materials you use,
- Reduce waste disposal and handling costs,
- Reduce regulatory compliance and liability costs, and
- Decrease worker exposure.