Toxic Waste ManagementDEQ's Toxic Waste Management branch protects public health and the environment through the enforcement and ongoing inspections of hazaroudous waste, used oil, solid wastes, anti-littering, emergency response and recycling.
This branch is responsible for regulating businesses that engage or manage hazardous (auto/heavy equipment shops, drycleaning shops, print or photo shops) or solid wastes (landfill, recycling centers, trash hauling/collection), issuing citations to litter violators and responding to oil/chemical spill on land or water, authorization of Onsite or Commercial Used Oil operations, including storage, and disposal of used oil through the use of an approved Used Oil Burner Unit and/or off island shipment; terrorist threats, UXO detonation, weapons of mass destruction or any natural or manmade disaster.
Toxic Waste Management:
The Emergency Response Team is trained and equipped to effectively respond to natural and human-caused disasters such as: • Typhoons • Earthquakes • Chemical and Oil Spills • Terrorist Attacks The ... more
Wastes are considered hazardous when the material (solid, liquid, or gaseous) poses a threat to public health and environmental safety. There are over 400 wastes listed on EPA's Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), ... more
Improper disposal of solid wastes results in illegal dumping. Illegal dumping can disrupt natural processes on land and in the water. Dumping can interfere with proper drainage of runoff.Currently illegal dumping is rampant ... more
The Litter Control Branch in DEQ enforces the Litter Control Act, conduct public education and outreach, and train personnel at other government agencies to be Litter Control Apprehending Officers. Other government agencies ... moreUsed Oil Program-
DEQ's Used Oil Management program is responsible for conducting field surveys to auto dealers and repair shops, heavy equipment shops, garment factories and commercial establishments, including government facilities (DPW, DLN ... moreJune 13, 2007
• Reuse...containers and products • Reduce...amount of trash discarded • Recycle...and use recycled materials There are several ways to prevent certain materials from entering the waste stream, including: ... more
Pollution prevention (P2) is reducing or eliminating waste at the source by modifying production processes, promoting the use of non-toxic or less-toxic substances, implementing conservation techniques, and re-using materia ... more
Employees of the Toxic Waste Management branch are here to serve you. They are: David T. Chargualaf , Toxic Waste Branch Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org Gregorio Reyes , Solid Waste Management Environmental Specialis ... more