Pollution Prevention Services
P2 Services LogoSince 1990, hundreds of Iowa businesses, industries, institutions and governmental agencies have saved money, improved operational efficiency, and become environmental leaders by working with DNR's Pollution Prevention (P2) Services.

Our team of technical engineers provide no-cost, confidential, non-regulatory assistance to facility operators. Opportunities are identified that can improve your company or organization's bottom line while making positive environmental impacts. Learn more about P2 concepts and strategies at Pollution Prevention 101.

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What Does Pollution Prevention Services Offer?

  • Pollution Prevention (P2) Assessments - After an initial consultation with our clients, our engineers offer focused or facility-wide assessments. Depending on your needs and goals, these assessments may include:
    • Energy use, including compressor and HVAC efficiency and lighting effectiveness;
    • Water use and wastewater generation and treatment needs;
    • Solid and hazardous waste minimization.
  • Pollution Prevention (P2) Intern ProgramThis program places top Iowa college students with businesses, institutions, and agencies interested in cost-effective ways to cut or eliminate waste from their operations. Since the program began in 2001, 329 interns have saved 175 companies more than 81.9 million dollars, with dramatic environmental results.
  • P2 Environmental Management System (EMS) Assistance - An Environmental Management System (EMS) is a set of processes and procedures that can enable an organization to reduce its environmental impacts and increase its operating efficiency.
  • P2 Workshops, Conferences and Training
  • P2 Resource Library available upon request. Includes case studies, vendor lists, current publications and reports, software, tools, and calculators

Many of our clients have worked with Pollution Prevention Services on an ongoing basis for a number of years, seeking new pollution prevention opportunities. As your company's goals evolve, a continued partnership can ensure you are operating as efficiently and effectively as possible, keeping costs down and increasing your competitive edge.

Getting Started - Your company is eligible to work with Pollution Prevention Services if:

  • You are a business, industry, institution (e.g. hospital, educational campuses), or governmental agency with 100 or more employees.
  • You employ fewer than 100 people, but meet at least one of the following criteria:
    • Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) reporter
    • Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Large-Quantity Generator of hazardous waste
    • Large Utility User (greater than $1 million in energy usage annually).

DNR Contact
Jeff Fiagle


Testimonials from our clients:

"The intern was able to guide the project in a direction that gave us answers and alternatives. We were shown options that could benefit our facility. The program is rewarding for us along with the students."
     -Katherine Teeter, JBS Marshalltown