To enhance community safety, the City of Moreno Valley will hold a Fireworks Surrender event on July 1.
The first such event in the City's history will provide residents a safe and convenient way to dispose of illegal fireworks while also avoiding the risk of facing thousands of dollars in fines and criminal charges. All fireworks will be accepted - no questions asked.
All fireworks are illegal in the City of Moreno Valley. Violators can face fees and fines of up to $3,500 and up to six months in jail.
Fireworks Surrender Event
Saturday, July 1
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Moreno Valley Fire Station 58
28040 Eucalyptus Ave.
Fireworks surrendered at Saturday’s event will be destroyed by the Riverside Sheriff’s Department’s Hazardous Device Team.
Over the last two years, Moreno Valley police officers have responded to more than 2,000 fireworks calls, with the majority of fireworks calls occurring around New Year’s Eve and the Fourth of July.
In addition to being illegal in Moreno Valley, fireworks can ignite destructive fires, and cause serious injuries and even death. Nearly half of those injured by fireworks are children under the age of 15.
The City of Moreno Valley has been aggressively enforcing the ban on illegal fireworks leading up to the Fourth of July.
Several Moreno Valley residents attempting to sell illegal fireworks have been arrested and their illegal fireworks seized as a result of recent undercover police operations.
Only fireworks will be accepted at this event. Do not bring ammunition, guns, grenades or other similar devices to surrender.
Residents wishing to surrender those items should call the Moreno Valley Police Department at 951-247-8700 to request assistance.
The City encourages residents to enjoy safe holiday festivities at its Fourth of July Parade, Family FunFest and Fireworks Spectacular. Visit the City’s website for more Fourth of July information. Residents who observe the use of illegal fireworks are asked to call the Moreno Valley Police Department at 951-247-8700.