Solid Waste Program

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The County of San Diego Solid Waste Local Enforcement Agency (LEA) has the primary responsibility for ensuring the proper operation, permitting and closure of solid waste facilities, operations and disposal sites in San Diego County, excluding the City of San Diego. They also have 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 CalRecylce as well as other local enforcement and regulatory agencies.
  • Embracing and promoting CalRecycle’s Goal of “ZERO WASTE” through recycling, reuse and diversion in order to preserve resources and valuable landfill capacity for future generations.

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.  A link to the SWIS is provided under the related links section on this page.

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

EDCO Recycling

37-AA-096


Public Notice of proposed modified Solid Waste Facility Permit 

The operator has submitted an application package to modify the Solid Waste Facility Permit (SWFP). The proposed SWFP application included updates update LEA findings, references to supporting documents and amend the Transfer Processing Report.  The permit modification will not result in an increase to operating hours or permitted daily tonnage.  This facility will continue to be limited to receiving only commingled source separated recyclable materials.   8/24/15 N/A Jim Henderson

Palomar Transfer Station

37-AH-0001

 

Public Meeting

 

Notice 



 

 

Proposed revision of the solid waste facility permit to allow for a building expansion within the permitted property. The area of the transfer station tipping floor is proposed to increase from 19,740 ft2 to 23,430 ft2. As a result of this building expansion, the design capacity for the amount of municipal solid waste storage on the tipping floor will increase from 740 tons to 1,066 tons. The solid waste facility permit revision will not result in an increase to the permitted daily tonnage or increase the hours of operation.   8/7/15 N/A 

 

 

Anthony Torres

 

 

SANCO Recycling

37-AA-0965


Public Notice

of proposed modified Solid Waste Facility Permit 

The operator has submitted an application package to modify the Solid Waste Facility Permit (SWFP). The proposed SWFP application included updates to correct the total square footage of the transfer station building from 49,205 ft2 to 44,840 ft2. As a result of this correction, the tipping floor capacity was recalculated resulting in an updated capacity for the amount of material storage on the tipping floor from 630 tons to 467 tons. The modification will also update LEA finding and amend the Transfer Processing Report.  The permit modification will not result in an increase to operating hours or permitted daily tonnage.  This facility will continue to be limited to receiving only commingled source separated recyclable materials.   7/24/15 N/A  Anthony Torres