Hazardous Materials Program
The Hazardous Materials Program in the Hazardous Materials Compliance Division (HMCD) was established in 1983 with the adoption of the local Hazardous Materials Storage Ordinance, which regulates the storage of hazardous materials both above- and below-ground. This ordinance, the first of its kind in the state, had several key provisions that when implemented by regulated facilities provided protection of the environment and public health. In addition to enforcing Santa Clara County Ordinance Code requirements governing the storage and handling of hazardous materials, HMCD is a Certified Unified Program Agency (CUPA) responsible for enforcing specified State laws and regulations governing the management of hazardous materials and wastes and overseeing the activities of Participating Agencies (PA) within the County's Unified Program.
Household Hazardous Waste Program
Our mission is to protect public health and the environment from the effects of improper disposal of hazardous waste from Santa Clara County homes and small businesses. Our service provides the community with practical pollution prevention strategies for the use, recycling, and disposal of products containing hazardous substances.
Site Mitigation Program
The Site Mitigation Program addresses the protection of the County of Santa Clara's water resources, specifically groundwater basins, through the prevention and cleanup of adverse environmental factors, preservation and improvement of beneficial environmental factors that affect our community's health and safety and the minimization of the economic costs to the general public and business community of our County.
Solid/Medical Waste Program
Our mission is to preserve and enhance the health, safety and well-being of the community while providing quality service in solid waste enforcement, medical waste management, and pumper vehicle registration programs, and by assisting the public in the resolution of solid waste problems. The Office of Solid Waste Enforcement carries out its mission through the Medical Waste Management Program, the Septic Tank and Chemical Toilet Pumper Management Program and the Solid Waste Local Enforcement Agency.
Hazardous Materials Compliance Division (HMCD):
1555 Berger Drive, Suite 300, San Jose, CA 95112-2716
Voice: (408) 918-3400
Fax: (408) 280-6479
Page updated on 7/30/07