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Environmental Compliance

MDOT is committed to complying with all applicable environmental laws and regulations. Environmental compliance protects human health and the environment and is accomplished by:
  • Developing a systematic approach to environmental management
  • Establishing processes to evaluate compliance
  • Providing training to staff and contractors
  • Reviewing our activities on a regular basis
  • Responding quickly to environmental issues                       

 

Pollution Prevention

MDOT prevents pollution through employee and contractor training, and green electronics purchasing, use, and disposal. Pollution prevention preserves natural resources and improves air quality and water quality.  Conforming with legal requirements ensures MDOT “delivers safe, sustainable, intelligent, and exceptional transportation solutions.” 

Electronics Recycling and Green Purchasing

Recycling reduces waste, creates recycling jobs, preserves landfill space, saves energy, reduces water pollution, and conserves natural resources.  MDOT addresses environmental sustainability through electronics recycling and purchasing and has received recognition for its efforts.  

  • MDOT received a Silver Partner Award from the State Electronics Challenge (SEC) for MDOT's outstanding work in electronics stewardship.
  • MDOT has received multiple EPEAT (Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool) Purchaser Awards from the Green Electronics Council (GEC) for the procurement of sustainable IT products.