P2 Program Overview


The mission of DTSC's Pollution Prevention Program is to promote pollution prevention by providing state leadership, guidance, and assistance to industry, local government and other environmental agencies.


The objectives of DTSC's pollution prevention program are to:

  • Develop, distribute and promote P2 information;
  • Accelerate creation and increase support of local P2 programs;
  • Reduce hazardous waste generation and the danger from hazardous waste in California through source reduction;
  • Promote P2 during routine regulatory activities such as inspections and while processing permits.
  • Expand P2 promotion to other environmental regulatory agencies that can help inform industry and the public about ways to reduce generation of hazardous waste

What P2 Can Do For You

Industries Benefiting From Making The P2 Switch

  • Vehicle Service and Repair
  • Metal Finishing Model Shop 
  • Auto Body and Paint 
  • Mercury in Hospitals 
  • Marine Vessel Service and Repair

Reduce Your Hazardous Waste, It’s the Law! (SB14 Implementation)

  • Learn about the new rules
  • Review of SB 14 source reduction plans and hazardous waste management performance reports
  • Manage the Summary Progress Report information database
  • Assistance to CUPAs

Support from Local Government

Support from DTSC

  • DTSC regional office pollution prevention support
  • Permitting program support
  • Inspection/enforcement program support

Studies and Information

  • Solvent alternatives
  • Mercury/hospitals
  • Janitorial products
  • Cyanides
  • On-site technical assistance
  • Document development
  • Presentations

Pollution Prevention External Advisory Committee (SB 1916)

  • Staff support to advisory committee

For more information, please contact:

Office of Pollution Prevention and Green Technology
P.O. Box 806
Sacramento, CA 95812-0806
(916) 322-3670 (ph)
(916) 327-4494 (fax)