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Looking for outdoor air quality information?
Click here for searchable map to see the latest assessment for various pollutants (ozone, particulate matter, etc.) This resource is a partnership of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Park Service, NASA, and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. Impaired air quality can irritate eyes, nose, throat and lungs; cause coughing, sneezing, congestion; lead to difficulty breathing and asthma attacks; and pose greater health risks to folks with compromised immunity, respiratory ailments or other susceptibilities.
Provincetown, Truro, and Wellfleet have 3 HHW collection events. Folks from this region may attend Provincetown, Truro or Wellfleet dates without payment or registration. There are 24 events scheduled Cape-wide in 2023, see this map. For Outer Cape residents to attend an up-Cape event, click here to register.
Small Business Hazardous Waste (Very Small Quantity Generator) Collection events: Small businesses (VSQGs) attend HHW events through appointment. All businesses that use chemicals may register with this VSQG form and contact Kalliope Erin Chute, Hazardous Materials Environmental Specialist | Cape Cod Cooperative Extension, Email kalliope.chute@CapeCod.gov, Office (508) 375-6699.
The Provincetown Health Department, as agents of the Provincetown Board of Health, performs many important functions relative to the protection of public health, the promotion of sanitary living conditions, and the protection of the environment from damage and pollution.
The scope of the Provincetown Health Department's work includes:
- Administration of the Provincetown Board of Health
- Emergency Planning and Preparedness
- Subsurface and Public Sewage Disposal
- Food Service (with ServSafe training)
- Rabies Control/Quarantine (with Animal Control Officer)
- Beach Water Quality Monitoring (with the Barnstable County Department of Health and Environment)
- Communicable Disease Control (with the Barnstable County Public Health Nurse)
- Solid Waste and Recycling (with the Department of Public Works)
- Hazardous & Infectious Waste (with Cape Cod Cooperative Extension)
- Permit Review (with the Department of Community Development)
- Licensing and Inspections (with the Licensing Department)
- Tobacco Control (with the Cape Cod Regional Tobacco Control Program)
Click here for archived 2023 beach water quality information.
How do I file a complaint with the Health Department?
If you have a concern or complaint for the Health Department to investigate- call (508) 487-7020.