Household Hazardous Waste

The Rialto Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collection program provides for proper disposal of household hazardous materials.  HHW are household items which may threaten human health or the environment and should be disposed of properly when they can no longer be used for their intended purposes.  It is illegal to throw hazardous material in the trash.  Instead, they can be taken to a HHW collection facility.

What is Household Hazardous Waste?

Household hazardous waste is any material or mixture of waste which is corrosive, combustible, poisonous, or reactive.  It is harmful to humans, animals and the environment.

Remember to always store hazardous waste in their original containers.  Buy only what you need and use it up. 

The City of Rialto is contracted with San Bernardino County to accept hazardous waste from San Bernardino County residents.  The site is open twice a month and is located at:

City of Rialto Maintenance and Facilities Yard, 246 S. Willow Avenue (South Driveway), Rialto, CA 92376

For dates and hours please click here for current the schedule.

Transportation Guidelines

  • Loads are limited to 15 gallons or 125 pounds maximum per visit in containers no larger than 5 gallons.
  • Place leaking containers in a larger container or bag to contain the leak while transporting.
  • Empty, dry containers and be thrown away as solid waste or recycled.

The following list of items are allowed to be disposed of at the HHW site:

  • Paint Products
  • Used Motor Oil and Oil Filters
  • Chemical Cleaners
  • Brake/Transmission Fluid
  • Pesticides
  • Anti-Freeze
  • Fertilizers
  • Gasoline or Diesel Fuel
  • Pool Supplies
  • Propane Tanks
  • Sharps Containers (click to see how to make your own container.  Free containers are no longer provided)
  • Old/Expired Medications
  • Batteries
  • Fluorescent Light Bulbs/Tubes

Waste items Not Accepted at the HHW site:

  • Business Waste
  • Radioactive Waste
  • Explosives
  • Asbestos
  • Tires
  • Electronics and Large Appliances (e.g. refrigerators, dryers)

For more information on disposal of Household Hazardous Water in San Bernardino County, please visit the County's website at or call the San Bernardino County Fire HHW for more information at (909) 382-5401.

HHW Site Picture

2024 HHW Site Schedule

2024 HHW Site Schedule

2024 Community Clean-up Schedule

2024 Community Clean-up Day Schedule

2024 Used Oil Filter Exchange & Recycling Evemt

2024 Filter Exchange Events