SOLID WASTE & RECYCLINGHazardous Waste

Household Hazardous Waste Disposal

Residents can safely dispose of unused household cleaners, paints, used motor oil, and electronics with the County of San Bernardino’s Household Hazardous Waste Collection Program. The service is free, but proof of residency in San Bernardino County is required. Business waste is not accepted. Please call 800-645-9228 for a complete list of acceptable items, transportation guidelines, and emergency closure notices.

Redlands City Yard HHW Collection Center
500 Kansas St., Redlands, CA 92373
Phone: 800-645-9228
Days/Hours: Saturday 9:30am to 12:30pm

San Bernardino Intl. Airport HHW Collection Center
2824 “W” St., Bldg. 302, San Bernardino, CA 92408
Phone: 800645-9228
Days/Hours: Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm

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Prescription Drug Collection Program

The City of Yucaipa and Yucaipa Valley Water District have funded a permanent MedReturn drug collection receptacle in order to reduce the supply of drugs that can potentially harm children and our water supply. Citizens looking to dispose of excess and expired prescription and over-the-counter medications can now visit the Yucaipa Police Station lobby (34144 Yucaipa Boulevard, Yucaipa) and drop off medications with no questions asked. Items that can be dropped off:

  • Prescriptions
  • Prescription Patches
  • Prescription Medications

  • Prescription Ointments
  • Over-the-counter medications

  • Vitamins
  • Medication for pets
  • *Syringes will not be accepted*

Too Toxic to Trash – Dispose of Sharps Safely

It is illegal to put used needles into a plastic milk jug and throw them into your garbage can. It’s not good for the environment, either. To dispose of a syringe properly, you need an approved sharps disposal container. The City of Yucaipa has received a Sharps Grant from the State Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle).

As part of the grant, the City received sharps waste containers for public distribution to assist in the support of a safe, convenient, and cost-effective way for collecting and disposing of home-generated sharps waste. If you are a Yucaipa resident and are interested in a free sharps container, please visit City Hall at 34272 Yucaipa Boulevard and ask for the General Services/City Clerk Department. As part of the grant, you will receive a free sharps container and an informational guide to proper sharps disposal.

Please do not do the following:

  • Do not put needles into used plastic milk jugs, bleach bottles or soda bottles.
  • Do not flush needles down the toilet.
  • Do not throw used needles, syringes, or lancets in the garbage or recycling containers.

To properly/legally dispose of needles, do the following

  • Do use an approved disposal container.
  • Do find a collection center for proper disposal (San Bernardino County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility) See information above.