DEEP is excited to be getting back to our new normal consistent with the direction of Governor Lamont and as a result of the rapidly improving COVID-19 situation in Connecticut. Starting no later than June 1, all customer facing services will resume normal business operations. For detailed information for what this means at DEEP and for the public we serve, visit our "New Normal" website: DEEP New Normal Information

Materials Management

The DEEP has several programs that work to ensure the proper management – handling, use, and disposal – of materials including pesticides, mercury, PCBs, and petroleum products. Through a number of different mechanisms – outreach and education, product handling efforts and phase outs, training, and regulatory activity – the Department is working to develop better stewardship of these materials to protect environmental quality and public safety.

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Emergency Response And Spill Prevention



Residential Home Heating Oil Tanks

Risk Assessment of Artificial Turf Fields

Underground Storage Tanks (USTs)

Related Info:

Pollution Prevention

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle


Product Stewardship

Solid Waste Main Page (municipal solid waste, regular trash)

Hazardous Waste Main Page (industrial/commercial/chemical waste)

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Schedule

What Do I Do With... ??? - A Resident's Guide For What To Do with Many Kinds of Unwanted Household Items

Related Organizations:

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA)

Northeast Waste Management Officials' Association (NEWMOA)

Content Last Updated March 9, 2020