Pollution Prevention Assistance

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Page last updated: 6/30/2022

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Working With Businesses to Reduce Pollution 

 

The City of Puyallup places a high value on protecting our surface water and groundwater, which supplies our drinking water and feeds into the Puget Sound Watershed. To help protect these resources, the City partnered with the WA Department of Ecology. Through this partnership, Ecology provides funding for a Pollution Prevention Specialist, staff position in Public Works Engineering. By working with the cities PPA Specialist we can help reduce pollution by providing recommendations on Best Management Practices for stormwater protection and hazardous material storage, help protect employee health, stop polluted runoff at it's source and locating recycling or disposal resources for hazardous wastes. 

The Pollution Prevention Partnership is comprised of representative from cities, counties and health districts. Funding assistance is provided by the Department of Ecology and allows the program to provide free hands-on-assistance to Small Quantity Generators (typically small businesses and organizations) who wish to improve their practices by reducing impacts to human health and the environment. 

This is accomplished through technical assistance visits that are designated to reduce or eliminate hazardous waste and pollutants at the source. A local pollution prevention specialist will meet with your organization to evaluate current activities and practices. They will discuss concerns, observations, solutions and work directly to help solve common challenges around dangerous wastes, stormwater, solid waste, and spill prevention. This collaborative process limits liability, reduces risk, and improves work environments. 

If you would like to learn more about this program, contact your local specialist, Bryana Solis.


  1. Program Focus

Program Focus

The City’s PPA program utilizes an industry focused approach to provide technical assistance to local businesses. This approach allows the PPA Specialist to provide concentrated assistance and resources to specific industries.

Current industry focus includes Property Management (including Apartment homes), Restaurants and Mobile Food Vendors or Food trucks. However, if your business does not fall under the listed industry sector, Contact your PPA Specialist, Bryana Solis, to schedule a technical assistance visit.

 

  1. What is PPA?
  1. Pollution Prevention Tips
  1. Spill Plan Guidance & Spill Kits  
  1. REquest a technical assistance visit 


Pollution Prevention Resources