Cleanups: What You Can Do
How Communities and Concerned Citizens Can Get Involved
Hazardous waste cleanups always benefit when communities and individuals get involved. These links provide more information on what you can do to help the cleanup effort.
- Community Engagement improves dialogue between EPA and local communities and stakeholders, including ways individuals can participate in cleanup decisions.
- Community Engagement and the Underground Storage Tanks Program
- Community Involvement at Engagement at Federal Facilities
- Community Involvement During Emergency Responses
- Superfund Community Involvement
- Brownfields Technical Assistance and Research
- Sustainable Materials Management - Learn about how to reduce food waste, donating and recycling electronic products, guidelines for federal agencies, and generally about reducing, reusing and recycling waste that would otherwise go into landfills
- The Importance of Effective Community Engagement For Sustainable Infrastructure (blog post)
- Open Government Community Involvement Initiative
- Public Participation in the Hazardous Waste Permitting and Corrective Action Processes
- Environmental Justice offers strategies and tools to help combat the disproportionate amount of adverse health and environmental effects of pollution in minority and/or low-income communities.
- What You Can Do to Clean the Air
- What You Can Do to Clean the Water
- EPA for Citizen Action includes resources to help you understand environmental issues and potential human health risks, along with ways that you, your family and your community can protect the environment.