Bureau of Waste Site Cleanup | MassDEP (BWSC)

Bureau of Waste Site Cleanup | MassDEP

The Bureau directs the clean up of contamination in the environment. This includes the clean up of oil spills, polluted land and water. We respond to environmental emergencies, often with other state and federal agencies. The Bureau writes and enforces the rules for cleaning up waste sites.


To Report a Spill or Environmental Emergency 1-888-304-1133

(1) Call your local Fire Department, then (2) Call MassDEP - 24/7

For general information about how the Waste Site Cleanup program works 617-292-5500

MassDEP Boston Headquarters - ask for the Waste Site Cleanup program


For general program information, please email your questions to: BWSC.Information@state.ma.us
For specific questions about waste site cleanup regulations and requirements: BWSC.Regulation@state.ma.us
Image credits:  View of Boston Light at dawn from the Middlesex Fells Reservation, Medford, MA (P.W. Locke)


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