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Pollution Prevention (P2)

Pollution Prevention Technical Assistance - EPA Region 7


EPA Region 7, Pollution Prevention (P2) Program
Services: Technical assistance
U.S. EPA Region 7 (WEMM/RCPP)
11201 Renner Blvd. 
Lenexa, KS 66219
Contact: Lisa Thresher
Phone: 913-551-7964

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Iowa Department of Natural Resources, Pollution Prevention Services
Services: Offers confidential and non-regulatory environmental technical assistance at no cost, including assessments, P2 Internships, EMS assistance, workshops and a resource library. The P2 Intern program places top Iowa college students with Iowa businesses interested in cost-effective ways to cut or eliminate waste from their operations.

502 East 9th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319-0034
Contact: Jeff Fiagle
Phone: 515-725-8353

Iowa Waste Reduction Center
Services: Assists Iowa small businesses (fewer than 200 employees) in complying with environmental regulations through free and confidential environmental consultation. The center also conducts research and develops technologies for more efficient and environmentally friendly production painting processes. Services include on-site review and air emissions assistance.

University of Northern Iowa
Business and Community Services Building, Suite 113
Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0185
Contact: Dan Nickey
Phone: 319-273-8905

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Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Small Business/Community Support
Services: Provides information about whom to contact with problems/issues and is the Division of Environment's public advocate for small businesses.

1000 SW Jackson
Suite 430
Topeka, KS 66612
Contact: Melissa Hammond
Phone: 785-296-1526
Kansas State University, Pollution Prevention Institute (PPI)
Services: Provides free, confidential, technical environmental assistance. PPI houses the Kansas Small Business Environmental Assistance Program (SBEAP) and the Energy Efficiency and Pollution Prevention Intern Program, a non-regulatory summer program designed to link top-level engineering and environmental science students with business and industry.

2323 Andersen Ave.
Suite 300
Manhattan, KS 66506
Contact: Nancy Larson
Phone: 800-578-8898

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Missouri Botanical Garden
Services: Seeks to inspire and educate all members of their local region about the benefits of being good environmental stewards through responsible and sustainable use of natural resources. The Garden’s mission is driven by the need to protect and conserve plants and their ecosystems.

4344 Shaw Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63110
Contact: Jean Ponzi
Green Resources Manager, EarthWays Center of Missouri Botanical Garden
Phone: 314-577-0246
Missouri Environmental Assistance Center (MOEAC), University of Missouri Extension
Services: Provides confidential and technical environmental assistance. The Pollution Prevention Intern program matches top engineering students from Missouri colleges with Missouri businesses to develop and implement industry-specific solutions that result in significant energy, water, waste, and cost reductions.
W1040 Lafferre Hall
416 S. 6th St.
Columbia, MO 65211
Contact: Sandra Marin
Phone: 573-884-9559

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Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality, Environmental Assistance Division
Services: Provides assistance to make compliance with regulations easy, while they enforce those regulations. To accomplish this compliance, NDEQ needs your help in fulfilling its mission to protect, preserve and enhance Nebraska’s air, land and water resources. NDEQ encourages you to work with them to ensure future generations can use and enjoy the precious natural resources we enjoy today.

1200 “N” Street
Suite 400
P.O. Box 98922
Lincoln, NE 68509-8922
Contact: Ryan Green
Phone: 402-471-8697
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Partners in Pollution Prevention (UNLP3)
Services: Provides one-to-one Pollution Prevention assistance to Nebraska businesses utilizing undergraduate student interns who perform waste assessments or other waste-reduction projects, and also provides each client with a written report detailing waste minimization suggestions.

114 Othmer Hall
820 N 16th St.
Lincoln, NE 68588
Contact: Bruce Dvorak, Ph.D, PE
Phone: 402-472-3431
University of Nebraska at Omaha - Pollution Prevention, Resource Innovation, and Conservation
Services: Provides resource conservation information (energy efficiency, water conservation, waste avoidance, toxics use reduction), consultation, training, and referrals to service providers in Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska. Focuses on a “Triple Bottom Line” evaluation and adoption of business strategies, management and practices. Training on sustainability, green business practices, and on high-performance building standards.

200 Mammel Hall
6708 Pine St.
Omaha, NE 68182
Contact: Richard Yoder, P.E., SFP
P2RIC Director
Nebraska Recycling Council
Services: Provides a recycling guide, recycling equipment grants, construction and demolition waste management services, and zero-waste event supplies. The council also lists equipment vendors and offers waste assessments. 
3800 VerMaas Place
Suite 102
Lincoln, NE 68502
Contact: Heather Creevan
Phone: 402-436-2384