Who We Are

The Department of Environmental Health (DEH) enhances the quality of life for those who live and work in Santa Clara County by protecting public health, protecting the environment, educating the public, and implementing and enforcing local, state, and federal environmental laws. DEH includes Consumer Protection, Solid Waste, and Hazardous Materials Divisions. DEH regulates retail food safety, swimming pools, small drinking water systems, onsite wastewater systems, above and underground storage tanks and cleanup, and medical and hazardous materials and waste. Additionally, DEH serves as the Solid Waste Local Enforcement Agency.

We work closely with the Santa Clara County Public Health Department to coordinate potential threats to the health of the public.

This website is designed to serve as a resource for the general public, regulated businesses, students, and environmental health professionals to respond to general inquiries about the variety of services provided by DEH.


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