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Hazardous Waste & Toxics Reduction


Local Source Control Partnership

Photo of Jason Hart, a pollution prevention specialist with the City of Port Angeles, explaining how he traced a storm drain at a local car wash.
Jason Hart, a pollution prevention specialist with the City of Port Angeles, explains how he traced a storm drain at a local car wash.

We understand that local, state, and federal hazardous waste and stormwater regulations are complex. Most small business owners want to do everything they can to protect the environment and comply with the law, but it’s not always easy to understand the rules, keep up with changes, and keep staff trained.

The goal of the Local Source Control Partnership is to provide hands-on pollution prevention advice and regulatory assistance to businesses and other organizations that generate small quantities of dangerous waste. By helping business owners do their part, we also help prevent polluted runoff from damaging Washington's streams, rivers, and Puget Sound. Learn more about Source Control.

The Local Source Control Partnership is a group of 21 local governments, including cities, counties, and health districts. A team of 35 pollution prevention specialists conduct site visits to businesses in their local communities. This flexible approach allows communities to emphasize pollution prevention measures that match local priorities.

Schedule a Local Source Control Visit

Contact a pollution prevention specialist with your community's Local Source Control program to schedule a free visit. The Local Source Control Partnership currently includes communities in the Puget Sound region and the Spokane River Basin.

Local Source Control Partnership Background Includes information about the history and funding of the LSC Partnership.

Other Washington source control programs:

Spokane River Basin
Protecting Our Urban Waters
Puget Sound Partnership
Reducing Toxic Threats
Washington Waters
Puget Sound Starts Here!

Source control at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency:

Pollution Prevention
Pollution Prevention Technical Assistance

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