Classifying Your Waste
- California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) directly to speak to a Regulatory Assistance Officer by calling (800) 728-6942, or (800) 72TOXIC or e-mail the Regulatory Assistance Office at RAO@dtsc.ca.gov. If you are calling from out-of-state, you will need to call (916) 255-3617. You can also find more information regarding classifying waste at: https://dtsc.ca.gov/defining-hazardous-waste/.
- Riverside County Department of Environmental Health’s Hazardous Materials Management Division at (951) 358-5055 or https://rivcoeh.org/hazardous-materials.
If you are unsure if your waste is hazardous waste or not, do not send it to the landfill. Some waste streams that the Department landfills conditionally accept include, but are not limited to: demolition & renovation waste, food wastes, manure, grit and screenings from waste water treatment facilities, tires, treated medical waste, low level hydrocarbon contaminated soil, dead animal carcasses, ash, gypsum board, and treated wood waste. Acceptance policies and handling procedures for these and many other types of conditionally acceptable wastes are found in the Department’s Waste Guide.
All customers using Riverside County landfills can expect their loads to be randomly inspected to ensure hazardous materials are not disposed in Riverside County landfills.
The photos above show emergency response due to illegal disposal of hazardous waste at the landfill. These types of incidents are turned over to District Attorney’s Office of Environmental Crimes.