Brownfields Program

Recycling with a Purpose

A "brownfields site" is an abandoned, idled or underused property where the threat of environmental contamination has hindered its redevelopment. The Brownfields Program is the state's effort to break this barrier to the redevelopment of these sites. The Brownfields Property Reuse Act of 1997 [NCGS 130A310.30 et seq.] sets forth DEQ's authority to work with prospective developers to put these brownfields sites back into reuse.