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Pollution Prevention (P2) Planning

A portal to resources available for the Waste Reduction Policy Act and pollution prevention planning.


Background about the Waste Reduction Policy Act, its requirements, and resources to help you get the most from planning.

Read and reference the Pollution Prevention Planning Rule Adobe Acrobat PDF Document.

Pollution Prevention Planning
Use the Pollution Prevention Planning Guide (RG-409) Adobe Acrobat PDF Document to meet the WRPA requirements while reducing risks, eliminating waste, and saving money!

P2 Executive Summary
Worksheet 6  Microsoft Word Document or Worksheet 6 Adobe Acrobat PDF Document will help you complete the Executive Summary. See Tables 4 and 5 Adobe Acrobat PDF Document for a quick reference on what is required.

P2 Annual Progress Report (APR)
Background information about this report, which WRPA requires some facilities to submit each year.

P2 APR Reporting Forms:
You can download a Word printed version (Word) Microsoft Word Document or a PDF printed version Adobe Acrobat PDF Document and its instructions Adobe Acrobat PDF Document.

You may also review our online instructions and examples to help you estimate the amount of waste reduced at its source to meet the P2 Annual Progress Reporting requirements.

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NEWP2 Annual Progress Reports (APRs) - Due July 1, 2020

The Annual Progress Report (APR) covering the calendar year of 2019 are due by July 1, 2020.

However, the STEERS module will remain open through July 15th for any late submissions.

Please note that all large quantity generators of hazardous waste and all TRI Form R reporters, with a P2 Plan covering the calendar year 2019, are required to submit this report.

For more information regarding the APR, please visit the P2 Annual Progress Report webpage  https://www.tceq.texas/gov/p2/wrpa/background.html

For questions or assistance, please contact the P2 team at:

NEW2020 P2 Waste Management Workshop

On September 16, 2020, we will be cohosting a Pollution Prevention Waste Management Workshop with the University of Texas Arlington (UTA) in Austin, Texas. The Workshop will provide industry leaders with current information and professional development in the various aspects of pollution prevention.

To register for the Workshop or to learn more, visit www.p2workshop.comExit the TCEQ For additional information, please contact us at 512-239-0010 or

Ongoing P2 Workshops

The University of Texas-Arlington (UTA) Zero Waste Network is offering multiple two-day Pollution Prevention Workshops throughout Texas:

  • Virtual Webcast: May 28-29
  • Arlington, Texas: Nov. 9-10

These Workshops will provide you with strategies on how to improve efficiency, decrease waste, and eliminate pollution.

For more information or to enroll, please visit the UTA Division for Enterprise Development web pageExit the TCEQ.

Resource Exchange Network for Eliminating Waste (RENEW)

RENEW is a free materials-exchange network for industries, businesses, and governmental units that promotes reclaiming, recycling, and reuse of materials. Not only that, you can incorporate RENEW into your Pollution Prevention Plan!

To join RENEW or learn more, please visit www.renewtx.netExit the TCEQ.

Pollution Prevention is resulting in Texas Environmental Excellence Awards!

Facilities that are embracing pollution prevention techniques and projects are being recognized with Texas Environmental Excellence Awards. See the winners and hear their stories here.

For more information about the Texas Environmental Awards, or to see all the past winners, please visit the home page: www.teea.orgExit the TCEQ or contact us at 512-239-0010.

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Reduce Waste and Save Money! Use these links to enhance your P2 efforts!

P2 Resources
These tools can help increase the effectiveness of your pollution prevention plans.

RENEW is a materials-exchange network for industries, businesses, and governmental units who wish to sell surplus materials, by-products, and wastes to those who will reclaim or reuse them.

U.S. EPAExit the TCEQ
Find additional P2 information and ideas at the United States Environmental Protection Agency's Pollution Prevention website.

P2 PlannerExit the TCEQ
This tool, created by Zero Waste Network, will help you design a plan that complies the TCEQ P2 Requirements.

Sign Up for E-mail UpdatesExit the TCEQ
To receive P2 program updates, you can subscribe to receive e-mail alerts on your choice of topics through our About Pollution Prevention (P2) Planning listserv.