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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 What is Pollution Prevention (P2)?

When you partner with Pollution Prevention Services, the information you provide to us about your company is protected by Iowa Code as confidential. Read our Confidentiality Fact Sheet to learn more about what that means.


What Does Pollution Prevention Services Offer?
  • Pollution Prevention (P2) Assessments - After an initial consultation with our clients, our engineers offer opportunity and focused 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;
    • Thermographic.
  • Pollution Prevention (P2) Intern Program - This 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 Workshops, Conferences and Training - Our program provides a number of workshops throughout the year with topics that focus on pollution prevention, compliance assistance, environmental improvement and sustainability.

  • P2 Infohouse - The Pollution Prevention Services InfoHouse is a searchable online collection of more than 50,000 pollution prevention (P2) related publications, fact sheets, case studies and technical reports.

  • 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

Program News and Reports
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

"This project fully met our needs and occurred at a time when resources were fully committed to other projects. The timing and depth of research could not have been better. This program has been an extremely valuable resource to CNH."

- Mike Nelson, CNH America, LLC

"We had an excellent experience. We saved thousands of dollars and advanced toward our green goals."

- Brian Kumm, Hormel Foods