As a precautionary response to COVID-19, Ohio EPA is currently operating with most staff working remotely. If you are working with our staff on a current project and you know the name of the employee you are working with, email them at or call them directly. The Agency website has contact information for every district, division, and office. In order to reach us, please contact Ohio EPA’s main phone line at (614) 644-3020 or the main line for the division or office you are trying to reach.

After March 23, our district offices and Central Office will be temporarily closed and will have increasingly limited ability to receive deliveries, plans, etc. All entities are encouraged to submit plans, permit applications, etc., electronically where there are existing avenues to do so, such as the eBusiness Center (eBiz). Please refer to the list of available services on the main eBiz webpage. We encourage you to make use of all that apply, even if you have not used eBiz in the past. Plans under 25 MB can be emailed. For large plans over 25 MB, entities should work with the reviewer/division to upload via LiquidFiles. Directions for submitting docs via LiquidFiles is available on YouTube. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you in advance for your understanding.

To report a spill or environmental emergency, contact the spill hotline (800) 282-9378 or (614) 224-0946


On America Recycles Day, Ohio EPA Encourages Citizens to Recycle

Today is America Recycles Day and Ohio EPA is encouraging people to recycle at home, school and work.

Recycling is an important way for individuals and businesses to reduce the waste they generate and minimize the impact of that waste. Because recycling is becoming a big business in Ohio, every time someone recycles, it also supports the many companies and employees doing this important work. So reduce, reuse, recycle and buy recycled content products. These efforts benefit the environment and the economy.

To support these efforts, Ohio EPA has developed a statewide glass recycling initiative to build an infrastructure to recover more glass in the state of Ohio. The Agency will work to establish nine regional glass recovery centers, expand the capacity of glass recycling at materials recovery facilities and develop voluntary bar and restaurant recycling programs in communities across the state.

America Recycles Day is a national program that began in 1997. Communities across the country have participated in America Recycles Day to educate, promote environmental citizenship, and encourage recycling actions. To learn more about Ohio events visit


The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency was created in 1972 to consolidate efforts to protect and improve air quality, water quality and waste management in Ohio. Since then, air pollutants dropped by as much as 90 percent; large rivers meeting standards improved from 21 percent to 89 percent; and hundreds of polluting, open dumps were replaced with engineered landfills and an increased emphasis on waste reduction and recycling.