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San Bernardino County Fire CERS help line number now available 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday - Phone 909.386.8432

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San Bernardino County Fire Department
Hazardous Materials Division
620 South "E" Street
San Bernardino, CA 92415-0153
Ionie Wallace, Deputy Fire Marshal
Phone: 909.386.8401
Fax: 909.386.8460



The purpose of the Hazardous Materials Division is to protect the health and safety of the public and the environment of the County of San Bernardino by assuring that hazardous materials are properly handled and stored.  The Division accomplishes this through inspection, emergency response, site remediation, and hazardous waste management services.  Specific responsibilities include:
  • Operating collection facilities and events for residents of San Bernardino County to safely dispose of household hazardous waste.

  • Providing affordable waste management alternatives to businesses that generate very small quantities of waste through the Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generator (CESQG) program.

  • Inspecting hazardous material handlers and hazardous waste generators to ensure full compliance with laws and regulations.  Implementing CUPA programs for the development of accident prevention and emergency plans, proper installation, monitoring, and closure of underground tanks, and the handling, storage, transportation, and disposal of hazardous wastes.

  • Providing 24-hour response to emergency incidents involving hazardous materials or wastes in order to protect the public and the environment from accidental releases and illegal activities.

  • Overseeing the investigation and remediation of environmental contamination due to releases from underground storage tanks, hazardous waste containers, chemical processes, or the transportation of hazardous materials.

  • Conducting investigations and taking enforcement action as necessary against anyone who disposes of hazardous waste illegally or otherwise manages hazardous materials or wastes in violation of federal, state, or local laws and regulations.