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San Clemente's 24 Hour Pollution Reporting Hotline is (949) 366-1553

Environmental health is crucial to ensure our quality of life. Residents, businesses and visitors benefit, not only personally but also economically, when the City of San Clemente maintains a healthy environment. You can help protect the environment, both locally and regionally, by preventing polluted runoff and participating in the City’s recycling and organics diversion programs.


  • To protect streams, the ocean, shoreline/beaches, and reef ecosystems from pollutants.
  • To promote the City-wide participation in readily available recycling programs.
  • To provide comprehensive pollution prevention and solid waste reduction education to promote community awareness and environmental stewardship.
  • To achieve and maintain compliance with all applicable local, State and federal environmental laws and policies regarding surface water protection and solid waste reduction.
  • To enforce local surface water quality and solid waste regulations, including the municipal code.

Click on the program names to learn how you can help.

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Clean Ocean Program


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Solid Waste and Recycling Program