Environment & Recycling

WRCOG is committed to assisting Western Riverside County’s environmental and energy issues of regional significance, including but not limited to air quality, water quality, solid and hazardous waste, habitat preservation, environmental justice, and environmental impact analysis.

The Environmental Department houses three programs to meet California’s goals:  1) the Solid Waste and Recycling Program, which assists in developing strategies to Reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants; 2) a Clean Cities Coalition which aims to cut petroleum use in the transportation sector through the integration of advanced alternative technologies including zero-emission vehicles (ZEV); and 3) a regional Used Oil Recycling Program, designed to promote the proper recycling and disposal of used motor oil, filters, and other household hazardous wastes (HHW).