Commercial Pollution Prevention and Environmental Initiatives

Headline 1: Don't feed the algae! Fertilizer containing nitrogen and phosphorus cannot be applied to lawns.

Headline 2: Fertilizer can be carried by the rain into our lakes, rivers and springs. Learn more about the summer restricted period, June 1 to September 30.

Headline 3: Did you know harmful pool substances can pollute our lakes, rivers, springs and wetlands? Be pollution free by visiting the Homeowners’ and Pool Contractors’ Resources webpage: Sustainable Pool Construction & Maintenance.

Headline 4: New regulation prohibits flushing pharmaceuticals down the drain. Contact for more information.

Headline 5: Commercial Fertilizer Applicators need a vehicle decal for proof of training. Request yours at

Headline 6: Request a presentation on Fertilizer Management Ordinance Compliance.

Headline 7: Retailers and Applicators have new requirements under the revised Fertilizer Management Ordinance Chapter 15, Article XVII.

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Medicine Disposal

Healthcare facilities, hospitals, pharmacies and other businesses generating pharmaceutical waste are responsible for managing their wastes in accordance with all local, state and federal environmental regulations, which prohibit disposing of expired, unused or unwanted medicines down the toilet or drain. In addition, these businesses are responsible for lawfully managing pharmaceutical wastes identified as hazardous waste. Healthcare facilities, hospitals, pharmacies and other pharmaceuticals waste producing businesses cannot utilize take-back programs or events for disposal of medicines.

Free Site Assessments

Want to save money? Need help understanding environmental regulations? Want to operate more efficiently? We can help and it’s FREE to all Orange County businesses! Contact us at or 407-836-1400.

Are you or someone you know doing a Pollution Prevention project, reducing environmental impacts or empowering your employees to be more environmentally friendly? Tell us all about it and you could be featured on our P2 Spotlight! Email

Commercial Recycling

Is your business recycling? If not, you're throwing money away and you are out of compliance with Orange County Code 32-163.

Energy and Savings

Use these tools to track energy and savings:

Buy Smart

There are products that can save your business money and be more environmentally friendly:

Florida Green Lodging

Is your hotel, motel, timeshare or bed and breakfast committed to conserving and protecting Florida’s natural resources? If so, learn how to make Florida Green Lodging a success!

Contact Us

Environmental Protection Division
3165 McCrory Place, Suite 200
Orlando, FL 32803

Phone: 407-836-1400
Fax: 407-836-1499

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