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:

September 9, 2020 – Please be advised that the County of San Bernardino, Department of Public Health, Division of Environmental Health Local Enforcement Agency (LEA) received and accepted a Report of Facility Information (RFI) amendment to Joint Technical Document (JTD) for the USMC Twentynine Palms Disposal 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, including all active and closed landfills. Public Notice.

August 10, 2020 – Please be advised that the County of San Bernardino, Department of Public Health, and Division of Environmental Health Local Enforcement Agency (LEA) received a Solid Waste Facility Permit (SWFP) Revision Application Package for Victorville Sanitary Landfill (SWIS# 36-AA-0045). Public Notice for the Virtual Informational Meeting.

July 31, 2020 – Please be advised that the County of San Bernardino, Department of Public Health, and Division of Environmental Health Local Enforcement Agency (LEA) received a Solid Waste Facility Permit (SWFP) Revision Application Package for Rialto Bioenergy Facility (SWIS# 36-AA-0446). Public Notice for the Virtual Informational Meeting.

July 22, 2020 – Please be advised that the County of San Bernardino, Department of Public Health, and Division of Environmental Health Local Enforcement Agency (LEA) received and accepted a Report of Facility Information (RFI) amendment to the Joint Technical Document (JTD) for the Landers Sanitary Landfill. Public Notice

July 13, 2020 – 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 Report of Composting Site Information (RCSI) for the Victor Valley Regional Composting Facility, SWIS # 36-AA-0403. Public Notice.

July 2, 2020- The LEA accepted the Registration Permit application and Facility Plan submitted by the operator of Big Bear Disposal, Incorporated as complete and correct for filing in accordance with 14 CCR § 18104.2. The LEA finds the facility consistent with the requirements of 14 CCR § 17403.6 and has issued a permit to operate as a Medium Volume Transfer/Processing Facility. Public Notice.

April 21, 2020- The LEA has received and accepted an application package for a Registration Permit for Baker Medium Volume Transfer Processing Facility (Baker MVTPF). Public Notice.

March 30,2020- The LEA approved California Street Landfill (SWIS #36-AA-0017) a temporary waiver of terms under a stipulated agreement. The temporary waiver of terms is to allow CSL to change operations in response to COVID-19. Public Notice.

March 30,2020- The LEA approved Advance Disposal Center for the Environment (SWIS #36-AA-0337) a temporary waiver of terms under a stipulated agreement. The temporary waiver of terms is to allow Advance to change in operations in response to COVID-19. Public Notice

March 13, 2020Please be advised that the County of San Bernardino, Department of Public Health, Division of Environmental Health Services – Local Enforcement Agency (LEA) received and approved an application for a Registration Permit for a Medium Volume Transfer/Processing Facility (MVTF) for PreZero Recycling Services Medium Volume Transfer Facility 36-AA-0504. Public Notice

March 4, 2020 – 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 Joint Technical Document (JTD) for the Mid Valley Sanitary Landfill 36-AA-0055. Public Notice

March 4, 2020 – 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 West Valley RF 36-AA-0341.  Public Notice

February 21,2020- The San Bernardino County LEA is certified by the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) to enforce state laws and regulations at solid waste sites within the County of San Bernardino, including all transfer/processing facilities.  All comments received at this public meeting will be accepted by the County of San Bernardino Department of Public Health, Division of Environmental Health Services, LEA and forwarded to CalRecycle for their consideration of concurrence to revise the Solid Waste Facility Permit for Victor Valley MRF & Transfer Station.  All comments will be considered when the LEA makes a determination to process the proposed permit. CalRecycle will act on the LEA’s recommendation for a revised SWFP within the next 90 days.VVMRF Public Notice

January 17, 2020 – 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 Valley of Enchantment Elementary School Medium Volume Transfer Facility (VOE) otherwise known as Clean Mountain Site – Valley of Enchantment Elementary. VOE is located at 22838 Fir Lane, Crestline, CA 92328. On December 19, 2019 the LEA received, from Burrtec Waste Industries, Inc., the official submittal of an application for a Registration Permit in a CIWMB Form 83(rev. 12/96). The site was previously authorized under an Enforcement Agency (EA) Notification as a Limited Volume Transfer Operation (LVTO). Authorization as an LVTO limited the maximum amount of municipal solid waste (MSW) that can be received up to 15 tons per day or 60 cubic yards per day. The submittal for a Registration Permit as a MVTF will allow VOE to receive up to 50 tons per day of MSW. The facility will be open Saturdays and Sundays from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM to the public. Loading of materials into trucks and containers may occur up to 6:00 PM. The facility will be operating in 0.5 acres of the Valley of Enchantment Elementary School parking lot. The facility may handle municipal solid waste, green waste and recyclables. VOE Public Notice

January 17, 2020 – 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 Lake Arrowhead Elementary School Medium Volume Transfer Facility (LAE) otherwise known as Clean Mountain Site – Lake Arrowhead Elementary. LAE is located at 1300 Golden Rule Lane, Lake Arrowhead, CA 92352. On December 19, 2019 the LEA received, from Burrtec Waste Industries, Inc., the official submittal of an application for a Registration Permit in a CIWMB Form 83(rev. 12/96). The site was previously authorized under an Enforcement Agency (EA) Notification as a Limited Volume Transfer Operation (LVTO). Authorization as an LVTO limited the maximum amount of municipal solid waste (MSW) that can be received up to 15 tons per day or 60 cubic yards per day. The submittal for a Registration Permit as a MVTF will allow LAE to receive up to 50 tons per day of MSW. The facility will be open Saturdays and Sundays from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM to the public. Loading of materials into trucks and containers may occur up to 6:00 PM. The facility will be operating in 0.5 acres of the Lake Arrowhead Elementary School parking lot. The facility may handle municipal solid waste, green waste and recyclables. LAE Public Notice

January 17, 2020 – 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 Charles Hoffman Elementary School Medium Volume Transfer Facility (CHE) otherwise known as Clean Mountain Site – Charles Hoffman Elementary. CHE is located at 2851 Running Springs Road, Running Springs, CA 92382. On December 19, 2019 the LEA received, from Burrtec Waste Industries, Inc., the official submittal of an application for a Registration Permit in a CIWMB Form 83(rev. 12/96). The site was previously authorized under an Enforcement Agency (EA) Notification as a Limited Volume Transfer Operation (LVTO). Authorization as an LVTO limited the maximum amount of municipal solid waste (MSW) that can be received up to 15 tons per day or 60 cubic yards per day. The submittal for a Registration Permit as a MVTF will allow CHE to receive up to 50 tons per day of MSW. The facility will be open Saturdays and Sundays from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM to the public. Loading of materials into trucks and containers may occur up to 6:00 PM. The facility will be operating in 0.5 acres of the Charles Hoffman Elementary School parking lot. The facility may handle municipal solid waste, green waste and recyclables. CHE Public Notice

January 9, 2020- Huerta del Valle Ontario Carbon Farm Composting Facility New Registration Permit Issuance: The LEA received an application for a Registration Permit for Huerta del Valle Ontario Carbon Farm Composting Facility. The submittal for a Registration Permit as a VFMCF will allow HDV to receive up to 10 tons per day of compost feedstock. The feedstock may include vegetative food material, manure, agricultural material, and green material. HDV 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 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.