Environmental Health Services has been responsible for the enforcement of solid waste standards since 1977. In 1992, we were redesignated as the local solid waste enforcement agency and a new certification as the local enforcement agency (LEA) was issued by the California Integrated Waste Management Board.
We enforce the state regulations for the operation of solid waste collection vehicles, transfer stations and landfills by providing regular inspections. Permits for solid waste facilities are issued for new sites and when changes of operation or ownership occur. The permits are extensively reviewed every five years. Surveillance and enforcement against illegal, closed and abandoned solid waste disposal sites are other activities in this program.