Improper disposal of oil, household waste, industrial waste, hazardous waste and special medical wastes
Most complaints of overflowing public sewers running into storm drains and streams are the result of some sort of blockage. Most of the time that blockage is a result of grease, which usually comes from a food service facility that is not maintaining their grease abatement system or from apartment complexes. Learn more on reducing Fats, Oils, and Grease in sewer system.
Prince George's County Health Department provides several services to residents and businesses as part of the Environmental Engineering Program, including:
Reviewing applications and issue Monitoring Well Permits
Inspecting landfills, rubble fills and all trash trucks and recycling trucks licensed to operate within the County
Reviewing applications for proposed sewage sludge utilization sites
Inspecting existing and proposed sewage sludge utilization sites
Assisting licensing authorities in the enforcement of State and County solid waste regulations
Monitoring the cleanup of hazardous waste sites, and
Providing information to those inquiring about the proper disposal of hazardous substances stored in the home and locations of waste oil collection sites.
For license and permit applications, visit the Prince George's County Department of Permitting, Inspections and Enforcement (DPIE) Health Forms page.