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Tribal Solid Waste and Pollution Prevention

Contact Information

Dolly Tong (tong.dolly@epa.gov) 312-886-1019
US EPA Region 5
77 W. Jackson Boulevard (DW-8J)
Chicago, IL 60604

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The goal of EPA Region 5's tribal solid waste and pollution prevention program is to encourage comprehensive integrated solid waste management and waste reduction practices in Indian Country that are protective of human health and the environment.

Region 5 works with tribes to build tribal capacity for developing and implementing integrated waste management activities through grant funding, technical assistance, resources on solid waste and pollution prevention issues, and partnerships among tribal, local, state and federal entities.

Grant Projects

The Region 5 program awards grants to tribes in the states of Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin to implement solid waste programs and pollution prevention activities on their reservations.

Technical Assistance

EPA provides on-site pollution prevention assessments at tribal facilities upon request. The purpose of the assessments is to identify opportunities to reduce waste, save energy, and save money in tribal facilities. Typical facilities assessed include casinos/hotels, administrative offices, schools, health care facilities, etc. Contact Burdell Chapman chapman.burdell@epa.gov at (312) 353-9564 for more information.


Federal Resource Guide for Tribal Waste Management updated 2010

August 18, 2010 Tribal Green Casino Webinar Presentations

Self-Sustaining Tribal Integrated Waste Management Programs

Integrated Waste Management Plans

Tribal Illegal Dumping Prevention

Pollution Prevention


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EPA State and Tribal Response Programs

USDA Rural Development Solid Waste Funding

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