Solid Waste Local Enforcement Agency (LEA)

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The County of San Diego Department of Enivornmental Health Solid Waste Local Enforcement Agency (LEA) is certified by the Calfornia Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery to enforce state solid waste laws and regulations in San Diego County, excluding the City of San Diego.  The LEA has the primary responsibility for ensuring the proper operation, permitting and closure of solid waste facilities, operations and disposal sites. The LEA also has responsibilities for ensuring the review and approval of postclosure land use activities at closed solid waste disposal sites.  The LEA works to protect public health, safety and the well being of our communities and environment from the impacts of solid waste management/recycling and disposal by:

  • Preventing environmental damage from existing and future solid waste facilities and operations through careful and thorough permit management, inspection, enforcement, complaint response and education.
  • Maintaining all active Solid Waste Facility Permits within our jurisdiction with up to date information and consistent with current laws and regulations.
  • Completing all required inspections at each active and closed facility and taking appropriate enforcement actions as necessary.
  • Ensuring quick response to complaints received regarding facilities, operations or disposal sites within the jurisdiction of the LEA and taking appropriate enforcement actions as necessary.
  • Maintaining LEA certification in good standing with the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle formerly the California Integrated Waste Management Board (CIWMB)).
  • Promoting interagency cooperation with all entities involved in solid waste management and disposal in San Diego County.
  • Maintaining communication with CalRecycle as well as other local enforcement and regulatory agencies.

Information on solid waste facilities, operations and disposal sites regulated by the LEA, including their current permit status, certain related documents and inspection results can all be reviewed on the CalRecycle Solid Waste Information System (SWIS) website.

Contact Us

You may reach us by phone, 858-694-2888, or via Email (dehcomme@sdcounty.ca.gov). 

Public Notices - Proposed Solid Waste Facility Permit Activity

The following public notices are provided to interested parties related to solid waste facilities or operations.  Some of these notices are legally required and others are provided for information only.  These notices are grouped by facility name and number and can be viewed using the links provided below.

 

Notice Type Description of Amendment Date Accepted Statutory Timeline Waived Contacts

SANCO Resource Recovery

37-AA-0956


Public Notice Amendment to Joint Technical Document

The operator has submitted an application package to amend the RFI including updates to emergency contacts and the addition of a process line to the end of the current process line to recover additional recyclable materials. 4/20/16 N/A Jim Henderson

Borrego Landfill 

37-AA-0006

Public Notice of Proposed Solid Waste Facility Permit Modification

The County of San Diego Department of Environmental Health Solid Waste Local Enforcement Agency has accepted an application package for a modification to the Solid Waste Facility Permit for the Borrego Landfill.  

 The proposed modified Solid Waste Facility Permit includes a reduction of the permitted disposal area from 29 acres to 19 acres, an updated estimated closure date from year 2030 to year 2046, update to the owner address and LEA findings.

10/15/2015   N/A Pam Raptis