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Wood County Returns Solid, Infectious Waste Program Oversight to Ohio EPA
Residents of Wood County should contact Ohio EPA’s Northwest District Office in Bowling Green about questions or issues with solid waste in the county.
The Wood County Health Department has voluntarily relinquished its authority to regulate solid waste and construction and demolition debris issues in the county.
Ohio EPA now oversees landfills, infectious waste treatment facilities and other solid waste issues including scrap tires and open dumping in Wood County. In addition, Ohio EPA has oversight of construction and demolition debris landfills and illegal disposal issues.
Anyone with questions or complaints can contact the Northwest District Office at (419) 352-8461 or 1-800-686-6930. To report a spill, release or environmental crime, 24-hours a day, call the spill hotline at 1-800-282-9378.
The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency was created in 1972 to consolidate efforts to protect and improve air quality, water quality and waste management in Ohio. In the past 40 years, air pollutants dropped by as much as 90 percent; large rivers meeting standards improved from 21 percent to 89 percent; and hundreds of polluting, open dumps were replaced with engineered landfills and an increased emphasis on waste reduction and recycling. Ohio EPA….40 years and moving forward.