COVID-19 Update

In light of the COVID-19 situation, RCDWR is taking precautions in our department to keep employees healthy and help prevent illness in our workplace and the community. We are monitoring the impacts of the situation and will adjust accordingly. If changes are made, we will post notifications on the RCDWR home page and via social media.

Although the situation could change as new information is obtained, at this time, the following RCDWR activities remain active, following all safety and health guidelines:

Among precautionary measures at this time:

  • The Idyllwild grinding facility will remain closed on Mondays through May 2020.  It is open on Wednesdays and Fridays.
  • The Department strongly encourages the use of face coverings for all customers and passengers who enter the landfill in addition to maintaining a six foot social distance.  Acceptable face coverings include scarves, bandanas, neck gaiter, or other fabric coverings.  Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) such as N95 masks are not required and are better suited for medical personnel.
  • Effective March 25, 2020, the Oasis landfill will be closed on Saturdays.  Alternate Saturday only disposal locations can be found HERE.
  • Effective March 25, 2020, Badlands, Lamb Canyon, and El Sobrante landfills will no longer accept cash payments.  Credit cards, debit cards and deferred payment business accounts are still accepted.
  • The Department's Moreno Valley Headquarters is closed to in-person visits effective 03/18/2020.  The public can contact the department through its website or call 951-486-3200.
  • Community Cleanups are cancelled through May 2020
  • Household Hazardous Waste Collection events cancelled through May 2020.
  • Drop & Shops will be closed through May 2020.
  • Community Outreach Classes have been cancelled through May 2020.
  • Lamb Canyon education center visits have been cancelled.
  • Moreno Valley resource garden visits have been cancelled.
  • Community exhibitor attendance has been cancelled.
  • Speaking engagements have been cancelled.
  • Requests for speaking engagements, community exhibitor attendance, and education center and resource garden visits will continue to be accepted and RCDWR will contact requestors when scheduling resumes.
Household Hazardous Waste Collection

Our Department offers FREE Permanent Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facilities, as well as, FREE Temporary Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events throughout the County.  

Graffiti Removal 

In an effort to improve our communities and eradicate graffiti, the Riverside County Board of Supervisors and the Riverside County Department of Waste Resources have joined forces to provide a graffiti abatement program, GraffitiBusters, to serve all of the County’s unincorporated areas.

Community Clean-Ups

The Riverside County Board of Supervisors and the Riverside County Department of Waste Resources offer FREE Community Clean-Up events throughout the unincorporated areas of the County in an effort to mitigate blight in our communities.


The Department of Waste Resources is committed to finding new ways to divert landfill waste through recycling.


The Riverside County Department of Waste Resources offers FREE Composting classes throughout the year.  We also have low cost compost bins available to purchase at our classes and headquarters. 


Attend a FREE class and get information about how to build your own worm bin, get instructions on vermicomposting, and learn how to harvest enough worms to start your bin. 

Safe Sharp and Needle Disposal

The Department of Waste Resources offers two (2) Sharp Disposal Kiosk locations, in addition to our FREE permanent and temporary Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facilities and Events

Medication Disposal

Find out how to properly dispose of unwanted medication.

Illegal Dumping (IMPACT)

The IMPACT Program was developed in 2002 to address illegal dumping clean-up and blight on County roads.  Please fill out our IMPACT Referral Form to report illegal dumping in your area. 

Green Cleaning

Attend a FREE class and get information about how to make your own cleaning products from less toxic ingredients, many of which you have in your pantry.   


Join our team of volunteers and become a resource for your local community by providing your neighbors with the information and tools they need to recycle, compost and manage their waste legally and responsibly.