Emergency Response

 

The Division of Environmental Services (DES) through its Emergency Response Program responds to actual and potential releases of hazardous substances that pose an acute threat to public health and/or the environment. The DES interacts with a number of other state, federal and local agencies in carrying out these emergency response activities, assessesing and remediating environmental issues.

       
       

 

The program’s focus is to maintain safety and prevent harm to human health and the environment.Citizens are encouraged to call (419) 936-3015 during normal working hours (8am – 4:45pm) or (419) 936-2020 at night and on weekends. Complaints can be sent via e-mail to env.information@toledo.oh.gov.

REPORTING COMPLAINTS AND SPILLS

Environmental Services responds to all reports filed, with no exception. Reports will be immediately investigated when received by our division. 

Spills and   Releases Hazardous   materials, oil, gasoline, chemicals, paint, mercury, leaking USTs   (underground storage tanks), etc.
Odors Indoor and   outdoor odors usually associated with sewer, natural gas, chemicals, etc.
Orphan Drums Any quantity   of any size or shape container of known or unknown materials with no   identified owner and abandoned.
Illegal   Discharges Non-storm   water discharges occurring in curbside catch basins, manholes, or other   waterways.
Illegal Dumping Construction   material, asbestos, garbage , yard waste, food grease, sanitary waste,   pesticides, process materials, hazardous waste and/or chemicals.
Noise Industrial,   construction, amplified noise, etc.
Open Burning Outdoor   burning of garbage, trash, yard waste or salvageable material which does not   have required pollution control equipment
Asbestos Industrial, commercial, and   residential (notifications are required)
Air Emissions    Heavy   industrial smoke or unusual in color
Mercury Mercury   spills, and pickups for recycling of elemental mercury

Environmental Services responds to all reports filed, with no exception. Reports will be immediately investigated when received by our division.

At the Division of Environmental Services, we take pride in serving the citizens of Toledo and surrounding areas by providing excellent complaint response to resolve your environmental concerns.  We welcome you, the citizen, to evaluate our services by completing our survey.  (Survey.pdf)

Emergency Response Team

Emergency Response Team

Fish Kill

Fish Kill

Oil Spill

Oil Spill

Underground Storage Tank Removal

Underground Storage Tank Removal

OFFICE CONTACT INFORMATION

  • Chief of Emergency Response: Michelle Hughes-Tucker  
  • Environmental Specialist: Courtney Kuehne -(Freedom of Information Act Requests)
  • Environmental Specialist: Christian Jackowski