Solid Waste

What We Do

  • Inspect/permit solid waste facilities (landfills, transfer stations, composting facilities)
  • Inspect/permit refuse vehicles
  • Monitor landfill postclosure conditions

 
For information about San Bernardino County landfills, visit the Department of Public Works Solid Waste Management website.

Landfill
Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Do I need a Solid Waste Facility Permit and if so, how do I get one?
A: The Public Resources Code requires any person or company, who plans to operate a Solid Waste Facility to submit a permit application to Environmental Health Services which is the designated Local Enforcement Agency. This application must be submitted at least 150 days prior to beginning operations.

Q: Is my site considered a solid waste facility?
A: To answer this question, we must first ask: Will my operation be handling solid waste?

Solid waste is defined as “all garbage, trash, refuse, paper, rubbish, ashes, industrial wastes, demolition and construction wastes, abandoned vehicles and parts thereof, discarded home and industrial appliances, sewage sludge which is not a hazardous waste, manure, vegetable or animal solid and semi solid wastes, and other discarded solid and semisolid wastes.”

Solid waste does not include hazardous wastes or untreated medical wastes.

If you are handling solid wastes, determine if your site is a solid waste facility:

  • A solid waste facility includes a solid waste transfer or processing station, a composting facility, a transformation facility, and a disposal facility. The following definitions have been abbreviated, so please contact us if you are interested in getting more detailed information.
  • A transfer or processing station is any facility that receives solid wastes, temporarily stores, separates, converts or otherwise processes solid waste materials. A transfer or processing station does not include any of the following: a facility that receives, stores, separates, converts, or processes manure; or a facility that receives, stores, separates, converts, or otherwise processes wastes that have already been separated for reuse and are not intended for disposal.
  • A compost facility uses biological decomposition to convert organic wastes to a beneficial product.
  • A transformation facility uses incineration, pyrolysis, distillation, or gasification in the process of converting wastes to energy.
  • A solid waste disposal facility or landfill is the final deposition of solid waste to land.

Q: What is the process for obtaining a solid waste facility permit?
A: If you need to obtain a solid waste facility permit, you should contact our office. There are several types of solid waste permits and the level of detail required varies for each type of permit. Some solid waste facilities will need to obtain permits from other regulating agencies. Please check with us first. Call 909-387-4655.

Public Notices

Notice of Change to the Report of Facility Information:

November 27, 2019 – Please be advised that the County of San Bernardino, Department of Public Health, Division of Environmental Health Services – Local Enforcement Agency (LEA) received and approved a Report of Facility Information (RFI) amendment to the Transfer/ Processing Report (TPR) for the Advance Disposal Center For The Environment. AD Nov.2019 Public Notice

November 27, 2019 – Please be advised that the County of San Bernardino, Department of Public Health, Division of Environmental Health Services – Local Enforcement Agency (LEA) received and approved a Registration Permit Tier for a Medium Volume Transfer/Processing Facility (MVTF) for Rim of the World High School Medium Volume Transfer Facility otherwise known as Clean Mountain Site – Rim of the World High School (RWHS). RWHS Public Notice

The County of San Bernardino, Department of Public Health, Division of Environmental Health Services – Local Enforcement Agency (LEA) received and accepted a Report of Facility Information (RFI) amendment to the Joint Technical Document (JTD) for the California Street Landfill 36-AA-0017. Notice of Public Change Report.

The San Bernardino County Department of Public Health, Division of Environmental Health Services Local Enforcement Agency (LEA) received an application for Revision to Solid Waste Facility Permit (SWFP) for the East Valley Recycling & Transfer Station (SWIS# 36-AA-0453). The LEA, will be holding a public information meeting for any interested parties to learn more about the proposed (SWFP) Revision for the East Valley Recycling & Transfer Expansion Project and to provide comments to the LEA regarding the proposed action to increase the daily permitted tonnage from 900 tons per day to 1,500 tons per day. Notice of Public Information Meeting.

Please be advised that the County of San Bernardino, Department of Public Health, Division of Environmental Health Services Local Enforcement Agency (LEA) received an application for modification to the Solid Waste Facility Permit (SWFP) for the Victor Valley Regional Composting Facility. The LEA is certified by the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle), to enforce state laws and regulations at solid waste sites within the County of San Bernardino. Notice of Change to the Solid Waste Facility Permit.