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:

  • Landfill operations, with the exception of Saturdays closures at the Oasis landfill as noted below.

Among precautionary measures at this time:

  • 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 www.rcwaste.org or call 951-486-3200.
  • Community Cleanups are cancelled through April 2020
  • Household Hazardous Waste Collection events cancelled through April 2020.
  • Drop & Shops will be closed through April 2020.
  • Community Outreach Classes have been cancelled through April 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.
HHW Schedule (Residents Only)

 

Regional Permanent & Temporary HHW Collection Facilities **FREE**

Riverside County operates permanent HHW facilities that offer service on a regular basis and temporary 1-day and 2-day HHW events throughout the year that provide residents of Riverside County a FREE and environmentally safe way to properly dispose or recycle hazardous household waste.

Click HERE for the HHW schedule which includes dates, locations and hours.  Facilities are closed on designated holidays.

PHHWCF Accepted Items

  • Used Oil and Filters
  • Latex/Oil-Based Paint
  • Fluorescent Tubes/Bulbs
  • Pesticides
  • Cleaners
  • BBQ & Camp Size Propane
  • Aerosol Cans
  • Antifreeze
  • Auto/Household Batteries
  • Garden Chemicals
  • Pool Chlorine
  • TVs and Computers
  • Electronic Waste
  • Sharps
  • Unused medication (except controlled substances)

PHHWCF Unacceptable Items

  • Government, Business, Real Estate, Non-Profit, or Out-of-County Hazardous Waste
  • Explosives or Ammunition
  • Controlled Substances
  • Infectious Waste (except Sharps)
  • Asbestos
  • Radioactive Material (except smoke detectors)
  • Remediation Material
  • Containers larger than 5 gallons or weighing more than 50 pounds
  • Cylinders greater than 40 pounds
  • Appliances
  • Tires
  • Trash

Regional Antifreeze, Battery, Oil (and Filter) and PaintCare Collection Facilities **FREE**

ABOP and PaintCare facilities only accept the most common types of HHW (non-contaminated antifreeze, all battery types, used motor oil and oil filters, and paint).  Additional items may be accepted on a facility specific basis.   These facilities are not permitted to collect other types of HHW.

Click HERE for the HHW schedule which includes dates, locations and hours.  Facilities are closed on designated holidays.

RIVERSIDE COUNTY OPERATED FACILITIES

Riverside County operates the following locations:

PRIVATELY OPERATED FACILITIES

Please call the phone numbers listed on the flyer to verify operating hours.

Burrtec operates the following locations:

CR&R operates the following locations:

ABOP and PaintCare Accepted Items

  • Antifreeze
  • Batteries, Household
  • Batteries, Auto
  • Used Oil and Filters
  • Latex and Oil-Based Paint (Household)

Expanded ABOP and PaintCare Accepted Items

  • Antifreeze
  • Batteries, Household
  • Batteries, Auto
  • Used Oil and Filters
  • Latex and Oil-Based Paint (Household)
  • Aerosols (Containing Product)
  • Cooking Oil
  • Electronic Waste/TVs/Computers
  • Fluorescent Bulbs/Tubes
  • Mercury Containing Devices
  • Smoke Detectors

ABOP and PaintCare Unacceptable Items

  • Government, Business, Real Estate, Non-Profit, or Out-of- County Hazardous Waste
  • Explosives or Ammunition
  • Medical/Infectious Waste (including Sharps)
  • Asbestos
  • Radioactive or Remediation Material
  • Containers larger than 5 gallons or weighing more than 50 pounds
  • Cylinders greater than 40 pounds
  • Appliances
  • Tires
  • Trash
  • Fluorescent Tubes/Bubs
  • Pesticides
  • Cleaners
  • BBQ & Camp Size Propane
  • Aerosol Cans
  • Garden Chemicals
  • Pool Chlorine
  • TVs and Computers
  • Electronic Waste

Expanded ABOP and PaintCare Unacceptable Items

  • Government, Business, Real Estate, Non-Profit, or Out-of- County Hazardous Waste
  • Explosives or Ammunition
  • Medical/Infectious Waste (excluding Sharps)
  • Asbestos
  • Radioactive or Remediation Material
  • Containers larger than 5 gallons or weighing more than 50 pounds
  • Cylinders greater than 40 pounds
  • Appliances
  • Tires
  • Trash
  • Pesticides
  • Cleaners
  • BBQ & Camp Size Propane
  • Garden Chemicals
  • Pool Chlorine

Needle & Sharps Kiosk Locations **FREE**

ONLY residentially generated needles and sharps are accepted at these locations.

For more information on proper needle and sharps disposal, including the locations of sharps disposal locations, click HERE for the sharps flyer.

Additional HHW Services Provided by Other Agencies

Additional Hazardous Waste services are available to residents in the following cities.  Proof of residency is required for these services.

Agency Name
Phone Number
Website
City of Palm Desert
(760) 340-2113
City of Rancho Mirage
(800) 449-7587

 

Participating PaintCare locations accept oil based paint and other paint products. For a complete list of PaintCare accepted products, please visit the PaintCare website

Where Can I Take My Waste?

Use the site locator tool below to find the location closest to you.  If you waste type is not listed, go to the Waste Guide for additional information.

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