The San Bernardino County Fire Department Household Hazardous Waste Program is committed
to providing safe and efficient hazardous waste management services. The ultimate
objective is to protect health, natural resources and the environment. Staff
is devoted to the provision of fast and friendly service to County residents and
San Bernardino County Fire Dept
Household Hazardous Waste Program
2824 East "W" Street, Bldg. 302
(San Bernardino Intl Airport)
San Bernardino, CA 92415-0799
1.800.OILY CAT (645.9228)
Household hazardous waste is "any hazardous waste generated incidental to owning
or maintaining a place of residence. Household hazardous waste does not include
any waste generated in the course of operating a business concern at a residence.
" (California Health and Safety Code Section 25218.1 (e)) The Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery
(CalRecycle) has additional information about household hazardous waste
Hazardous wastes discarded from homes may threaten human health or the environment
when disposed of improperly. Many people don't realize it, but there are a
lot of common household items that are considered hazardous. These include medications,
paint, motor oil, antifreeze, auto batteries, lawn care products, pest control products,
drain cleaners, pool care products such as chlorine and acids, and household cleaners.
Some household cleaners may be harmful separately or when combined, such as ammonia
Collection Facilities And
San Bernardino County offers numerous options for residents to dispose of household
hazardous waste. These include:
Collection Facilities Will Accept
Collection Facilities Will Not Accept:
- Business Wastes,
- Wastes from Non-Profit Organizations,
- Medical Waste, or
Call 909.382.5401 or 1.800.OILY CAT (1.800.645.9228) for disposal options.
ABOP Facilities are limited to
accepting antifreeze, batteries (automotive and household), oil & oil filters,
and latex paint
Special Events - Household hazardous waste roundups are often held in conjunction
with community cleanup days.
These services are FREE for San Bernardino County residents only. For non
- San Bernardino County Residents, click on www.1800cleanup.org
- Proof of residency may be requested.
- Residents of other Counties should call your local solid waste authority for information.
Numbers for nearby Non-County and Fontana Residents:
Riverside County Residents
Los Angeles County Residents
For sharps (e.g. needles & syringes) disposal, residents can call the County
or their specific city of residence below:
Sharps disposal available countywide as follows:
County of San Bernardino
1.800.OILY CAT (645.9228)
For residents within the following city limits, contact:
City of Barstow
City of Fontana
City of Rancho Cucamonga
City of Redlands
City of Upland
SHARPS DISPOSAL BY MAIL SYSTEM
Before transporting household generated hazardous waste to a Collection Facility
or ABOP Facility, be sure that . . .
- The amount of waste transported does not exceed 15 gallons or 125 pounds.
Container volume must not exceed 5 gallons.
- The containers are sound, not leaking and sealed.
- The waste is in its original container or is properly labeled as to its contents.
- Wastes are placed securely in the vehicle for safe transport.
- The contents of the container are the same as stated on the label. If not
the same, cover up the label and write the name of its contents.
- Place items in a cardboard box. Wrap glass bottles in cloth or newspaper so
they do not break while transported.
- Place the cardboard box in the trunk of your car or in the bed of your pickup truck.
Keep items away from passengers.
- Follow directions once you reach the collection site.
- At the site, staff will unload the chemicals from your vehicle. You will be
asked to stay inside your vehicle.
Collection Facility Locations
What happens to the items collected?
- Recycling companies will recycle the used motor oil, oil filters, batteries and
- Useable paints will be mixed and reused or recycled.
- Unusable materials will be disposed of properly.
Useable products are available at the material exchange program. Call 1.800.OILY
CAT 645.9228) for site participation information. Non-profit organizations, residents,
and neighborhood cleanup groups can use these materials, including recycled paint. See
bucket label (pdf) for basic instructions on using recycled paint. The
5-gallon buckets are available for $5.00 and the paint is free.
The Household Hazardous Waste program also educates residents about
safe management of household chemicals,waste reduction,
and recycling. The optimum solution is to minimize the generation of hazardous waste
through the adoption of safer alternatives.