Portsmouth's Hazardous Materials Response Team is the lead component of the Virginia's Southside Hampton Roads Regional Hazardous Materials Response Team. PFRES's HazMat Team responds within the city and throughout the region to hazardous materials incidents, providing containment and mitigation services.
Team members receive over twelve months of specialized training before they receive their state certification as hazardous materials technicians.
Disposal of Household Hazardous Waste PFRES is not able to accept household hazardous waste for disposal. If you need to dispose of household hazardous waste or used motor oil, please deliver it to an approved SPSA site. Locations and regulations for disposal may be found at SPSA's website.