The Department is responsible for the efficient and effective landfilling of non-hazardous county waste. In this effort the Department operates six landfills, has a contract agreement for waste disposal with an additional private landfill, and administers several transfer station leases. Every effort is made to recycle and reuse appropriate items with scrupulous attention to public health and safety.
In the past, trash was disposed of in a “dump”, and either burned or buried in a hole. Stringent regulations were enacted that require governments to design, operate, monitor, and close sanitary landfills. After a landfill closes, the site is capped and continues to be monitored for landfill gas and groundwater for a minimum of 30 years. The Department ensures that Riverside County has a minimum of 15 years of capacity, at any time, for future landfill disposal. The Department is organized so that nearly all functions of designing, permitting, operating, maintaining, and supporting the landfill system are performed by in-house staff.
Municipal solid waste may be brought to any of the landfills or transfer stations listed below. Facility operating hours vary, so please look at the Landfill Information page for more detailed information. Use the Resource locator tool above to find the location closest to you.
Where can I take my Household Hazardous Waste or ABOP Waste?
The Department offers three regional permanent HHW collection facilities throughout the County for residents ONLY, that operate regular hours (either every Saturday or one Saturday per month, with the exception of holidays). In addition, there are numerous temporary events held during the year throughout the County.
Regional Antifreeze, Battery, Oil (and Filter) and Paint (Latex), known as ABOP collection facilities only accept the most common types of HHW: antifreeze, all battery types, used motor oil and oil filters, and latex paint from residents ONLY. They are not able to collect any other types of HHW. The Regional Permanent HHW Collection Facilities and Regional Temporary HHW Collection Events are permitted to accept ABOP as well as all other types of HHW.
Riverside County residents can take their household hazardous waste to these FREE HHW and ABOP Collection Sites. Use the Resource locator tool above to find the location closest to you.
Riverside County residents can take their electronic waste to any of the active landfills or HHW collection facilities or temporary events. In addition, many transfer stations accept electronic waste. Use the Resource locator tool above to find the location closest to you. If you plan to take it to a transfer station, please call ahead to make sure their acceptance policy has not changed.
Where can I take my appliances?
Riverside County residents can take their appliances to any of the active landfills. In addition, many transfer stations accept appliances. Use the Resource locator tool above to find the location closest to you. If you plan to take it to a transfer station, please call ahead to make sure their acceptance policy has not changed.
Please note that we are not Waste Management, Inc. the refuse hauling company. Your refuse company should be contacted directly regarding refuse and curbside recycling collection service as well as dumpster rentals. A list of haulers and their contact information is located under Links for your convenience.