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Pollution Prevention Services

P2 Services Logo Since 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)?

P2 Equipment Loan Program

Pollution Prevention Services has several pieces of monitoring equipment that are available to companies to assist in data collection to further their pollution prevention initiatives. For more information, visit the P2 Equipment Loan Program page or view the videos below.

Video Overview for DNR Ultrasonic Lead Detectors (ULD)

Video Overview for DNR Data Loggers

Program Eligibility

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 and water usage and waste disposal annually).

DNR Contact

Jeff Fiagle

P2 Anniversary Issue

This document highlights the power of this teamwork and achievements that we, as Iowans, can all celebrate.

Program News and Reports

What Does Pollution Prevention Services Offer?

Pollution Prevention (P2) Assessments

Pollution Prevention (P2) Intern Program

P2 Environmental Management System (EMS) Assistance

Pollution Prevention (P2) Workshops and Conferences

Pollution Prevention (P2) Services InfoHouse

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.

Testimonials from our clients:

"This program gives the host company a chance to finish something they may not have the time or resources to complete. It gives the students real time experience and helps prepare them to hit the ground running once they complete the degree work. I would highly recommend this program to other companies.”

Kevin West – EH&S Coordinator for Rosenboom, Sheldon, IA 

“This program is an excellent resource to employers in the State of Iowa.  Each year, our assigned intern has provided us with results that have helped us improve our sustainability programs and environmental management.”

Brian Herbst, Plant Safety Manager for Smithfield Foods, Sioux City, IA

“This is an excellent program. Our intern delivered above and beyond our expectations.”

Kimberlie Bumgardner, Environmental Manager at Tyson Foods Inc. Hillshire Brands, Storm Lake, IA