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Complaints

For complaints related to improper management or illegal disposal of:

Call the Hazardous Materials Complaint Desk: (858) 505-6657.


ILLEGAL DISPOSAL OF HAZARDOUS OR MEDICAL WASTE might be:

  • needles or fluid blood, automotive fluids, or chemicals poured onto ground
  • or running down street
  • or in sewer or storm drain
  • or in a dumpster

The problem: Health and safety of the public & environment is at risk (including if volatile fumes build up, explosion in sewers/drains)

ILLEGAL DISPOSAL OF ELECTRONIC WASTE might be:

  • Electronics (TVs, computer monitors, batteries, fluorescent lights) in a field or a pile or in a dumpster.

The problem: Health and safety of the public & environment is at risk from toxic heavy metal release.

UNPERMITTED REMOVAL/REPAIR OF UNDERGROUND TANKS might look like:

  • Excavation without shoring or safeguards with improper equipment
  • Strong smell of fuel or discolored soils
  • Removal gone wrong (fire at removal site)

The problem: Health and safety of the ground water

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