Household Hazardous Waste collection site set to reopen
The Redlands Household Hazardous Waste site at 500 Kansas St. is scheduled to be reopened on Saturday, May 30 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Beginning with this weekend’s reopening, the site will be staffed by the County of San Bernardino Fire Protection District Household Hazardous Waste Division staff.
The Redlands Fire Department has managed and operated the collection site since it first opened approximately 30 years ago. The department’s Community Risk Reduction Division will continue to manage the City’s Household Hazardous Waste program to ensure Redlands residents have a facility to dispose of hazardous waste.
The San Bernardino County Fire Protection District Household Hazardous Waste Division has been a partner with the City since the Redlands site first opened, providing proper disposal and recycling of the collected waste, technicians staffing the site, and maintaining compliance with local, State, and Federal regulations.
Over the years, the Redlands Fire Department has seen a significant increase in calls for service and the first responders often had to leave the site closed or shut it down to respond to emergency calls. In addition to creating an inconvenience to Redlands residents, this has also contributed to an increase in illegal dumping or abandoned hazardous waste.
Once all City services return to normal operation, staffing for the Household Hazardous Waste facility will be provided by San Bernardino County Hazardous Materials technicians. The change will allow Fire Department crews to focus more on emergency response and residents should see an increase in available hours to properly dispose of hazardous waste.
For more information about proper disposal of hazardous waste, please visit these websites: https://www.cityofredlands.org/pod/household-hazardous-waste and https://www.sbcfire.org/ofm/hhw/HouseholdHazardousWaste.aspx