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About HHW



Mission Statement

The San Bernardino County Fire Department Household Hazardous Waste Division 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 small businesses.

Turn in your mercury thermostat For HHW collection facilities locations in the county, call 1-800-OILY CAT. HHW offers residents free recycled latex paint, call 1-800-OILY CAT for details. Recycle unwanted household hazardous waste at a collection facility near you.

For HHW collection facilities locations in the county, call 1-800-OILY CAT.

HHW offers residents free recycled latex paint, call 1-800-OILY CAT for details.

Recycle your household hazardous waste at a collection facility near you.

 Upcoming Events
 
Date Event Location Cost
February 23rd, 2019

Hours: 9:00am – 2:00pm

Hesperia Oil Filter Exchange & Recycling Event AutoZone

17115 Main St.

Hesperia, CA 92345

 Free
March 9th, 2019

Hours: 9:00am – 2:00pm

Highland Oil Filter Exchange & Recycling Event AutoZone

27292 Baseline Rd.

Highland, CA 92346

Free
March 16th, 2019

Hours: 9:00am – 2:00pm

Bloomington Oil Filter Exchange & Recycling Event AutoZone

1035 S. Bloomington Ave.

Bloomington, CA 

 Free
April 6th, 2019

Hours: 9:00am – 2:00pm

Yucca Valley Oil Filter Exchange & Recycling Event O'Reilly

56668 29 Palms Hwy

Yucca Valley, CA 92374

 Free
April 27, 2019

Hours: 9:00am – 2:00pm

Grand Terrace Oil Filter Exchange & Recycling Event AutoZone

22203 Barton Rd.

Grand Terrace, CA

 Free
May 4th, 2019

Hours: 9:00am – 2:00pm

Victorville Oil Filter Exchange & Recycling Event AutoZone

14289 US Hwy. 395

Adelanto, CA 

 Free
June 8th, 2019

Hours: 9:00am – 2:00pm

Redlands Oil Filter Exchange & Recycling EventO'Reilly

515 Orange St

Redlands, CA

Free 

Waste facility worker

 The San Bernardino County Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Program is the Nation’s first permanent HHW collection facility. San Bernardino County has 14 permanent HHW collection facilities and three ABOP collection facilities. See brochure


Temporary HHW collection events, oil filter exchange events, and public education events are provided throughout the year at various locations within San Bernardino County. The Central Facility, located in San Bernardino, includes a Materials Exchange/Reuse program where San Bernardino County residents are allowed to take up to 35 pounds a month of good useable household products and five 5-gallon buckets of recycled latex paint a month for free. Lastly, the central facility provides disposal services to San Bernardino County businesses that are eligible to use the Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generator (CESQG) Program.

Find a HHW collection facility near you by visiting the HHW Collection Facilities page.

 


San Bernardino County Household Hazardous Waste Program Awards:

Waste facility worker
  • 2012-2015 Call 2 Recycle, Leader in Sustainability Award
  • 2007 NAHMMA, Hometown Hero
  • 2006 Cal/EPA, Continuing Excellence "Used Oil Collection Program"
  • 2006 Cal/EPA, Outstanding Rural Program
  • 2004 National Association of Counties (NACO) Best of Category Award
    Household Hazardous Waste Program Latex Paint Project
  • Togetherness Award 2001
  • Cal-EPA Personnel Service Award 2000
  • NAHMMA Personnel Service Award 2000
  • Cal-EPA Award - Picric Acid 1998
  • NAHMMA/SWANA Program Excellence Award 1997


San Bernardino County Fire Department, Household Hazardous Waste Division

2824 East "W" Street, Bldg. 302 (San Bernardino International Airport)
San Bernardino, CA 92415-0799
Phone: 909. 382.5401
1.800.OILY.CAT (645.9228)
Fax: 909.382.5413


Employee Awards

  


Health and Wellness Award Winners


Mike VanGese (12 years)
Emmanuel Bibat (11 years)
Carlos Sanchez (7 years)

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Staff Voted Awards

Tom Bergman - Chatty Cathy Award

Arnel Natividad - Employee of the Year

Joe Reyes - Fashionista Award

Mike VanGese - Loch Ness Award

Joe Navarrete - Opera Singer Award

Aaron Dycus - Smithsonian Award

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HHW Employee of the Year
Arnel Natividad


Exceptional Service Award

Olivia Carrera


2018 Oily Cat Drawing Contest Results



1st Place Winner & the NEW Oily Cat Mascot!


By Jesus Irizar


2nd Place  3rd Place 
   
 by Anika Garcia  by Brianna Martinez

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