Solid Waste Local Enforcement Agency (LEA)

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The County of San Diego Department of Environmental Health Solid Waste Local Enforcement Agency (LEA) is certified by the California 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 post-closure 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

For questions about a solid waste facility in the County, except for within the City of San Diego, please contact us at (858) 565-5173 or by email at lwqduty.deh@sdcounty.ca.gov.

 

Solid Waste Complaints

For solid waste facility complaints, please fill out our Complaint Form and e-mail it to lwqduty.deh@sdcounty.ca.gov .

If you wish to report illegal dumping in the unincorporated areas of the County, please call County Code Enforcement at (858) 694-2705 or email PDSCodeCompliance@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.

Facility Name and Number

Description of Solid Waste Facility Permit /  Amendment

Date Accepted

Statutory Timeline Waived

Contacts

Inland Pacific Resource Recovery LLC

37-AA-0960


Public Notice for the issuance of a new Registration Permit

The project is an existing Chipping   and Grinding Facility.

 

 Proposed changes to the facility   operator and updates to the address   and site map require the operator to   submit a new Solid Waste Facility   Registration Permit application   package for LEA review and   processing.

 

 The facility location, operational   area, tonnages, hours of operation,   and traffic will remain the same.

11-8-2019

N/A

Ricardo Serrano

Inland Pacific Resource Recovery Slaughterhouse Canyon Yard

37-AA-0957


Public Notice for the issuance of a new Registration Permit

 

The project is an existing Chipping   and Grinding Facility.

 

 Proposed changes to the facility   operator, updated address, and an   updated site map require the   operator to submit a new Solid   Waste Facility Registration Permit   application package for LEA review   and processing.

 

 The facility area, tonnages, hours of   operation, and traffic will remain the   same.

 

11-8-2019

N/A

 Ricardo Serrano

 

Universal Refuse Removal Recycling and Transfer Facility

 

37-AA-0929


Public Notice for SWFP Modification

The operator has submitted an application package to modify its Solid Waste Facility Permit (SWFP). The proposed SWFP modification contains non-material changes to reflect updates to the legal description of the facility, to update LEA findings and references to current operating permits, and to amend the Transfer Processing Report to describe current operations. The permit modification will not result in an increase of hours of operations or permitted daily tonnage.

11/14/2019

N/A

Ricardo Serrano