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 firstname.lastname@epa.ohio.gov 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. If you wish to send hard copies of documents to any of Ohio EPA’s district offices, the best method to ensure we receive these documents is to send them via U.S. Mail. Since all offices are closed, deliveries outside of U.S. Mail (FedEx, UPS) will likely be returned because the offices are closed and deliveries cannot be made.

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

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GOJO Industries, Inc. (GOJO) is a leading global producer and marketer of skin health and hygiene solutions for away-from-home settings. GOJO is known for state-of-the-art dispensing technology, engineered with attention to design and functionality. They are one of a handful of Ohio companies that received recognition at the Achievement (in 2012), and Silver and Gold (in 2015) levels of the Encouraging Environmental Excellence (E3) program.

GOJO incorporates environmentally beneficial activities throughout their business, such as:

  • Reducing water use by more than 40 percent.
  • Reducing solid waste generation by more than 36 percent and increasing recycling.
  • Reducing Green House Gas (GHG) emissions by more than 46 percent.
  • Minimizing hazardous waste generation; changing their generator status from Large Quantity Generator (LQG) to Small Quantity Generator (SQG).
  • Launching a Sustainable Ways of Working (SWOW) initiative integrating sustainability into daily work to achieve results.
  • Promoting stewardship activity efforts to employees via training, the GOJO News Network and their internal newsletter.
  • Communicating the company’s environmental progress to its community.
  • Sponsoring cross-functional teams to evaluate processes and change the way of doing business, saving the company more than $600,000.
  • Using life-cycle planning and accounting-based metrics to guide decisions and identify continuous improvement opportunities.

The E3 program provides four recognition levels: Achievement, Silver, Gold and Platinum. Any organization in Ohio may apply for membership. Applicants must be in compliance with environmental laws and regulations.

Interested in applying for recognition for your organization under the E3 Program? If so, please visit epa.ohio.gov/ohioE3 or call (800) 329-7518. We would be glad to help guide you through the process and get your organization the recognition it deserves.

"GOJO Industries sets a good example for other Ohio businesses. We are proud to have you as part of Ohio EPA’s Environmental Excellence program. You put environmental stewardship and sustainability into practice, showing that taking care of the environment is also good for business." – Ohio EPA Director, Craig W. Butler