INCLEMENT WEATHER: During rain or other weather-related conditions, the landfill and greenery operations reserves the right to temporarily close to vehicles with trailers for safety reasons. This would occur in the event conditions at the tipping deck are not conducive to the maneuvering of vehicles with trailers. It is a safety issue to the public and employees and a hindrance to operations when dealing with incapacitated vehicles.
Effective January 1, 2021, the City of San Diego will no longer accept treated wood at the Miramar Landfill. California regulations for treated wood waste disposal will expire and treated wood waste will now be regulated as hazardous waste. Chemicals such as arsenic, chromium, copper, creosote, and pentachlorophenol used in chemically treated wood pose a risk to human health and the environment. Examples of treated wood include docks, decking, fence posts, guardrails, piers, pilings, landscape timbers, railroad ties, sill plates, and utility poles.
The Miramar Landfill is a Class III solid waste landfill and is prohibited from accepting hazardous waste. Loads containing any treated wood cannot be accepted for disposal and will be rejected at the scales. Treated wood waste must be transported by a registered hazardous waste transporter and disposed of at a Class I hazardous waste landfill.
Businesses and residents that generate treated wood waste from a location within San Diego city limits may provide a written waste determination stating the treated wood waste is not hazardous or designated waste in accordance with the Miramar Landfill Acceptance Criteria for the Disposal of Treated Wood Waste. Treated wood that has been determined not to be hazardous waste or designated waste may be accepted at the Miramar Landfill for disposal as a special waste pending written approval and advanced scheduling.
Visit the Hazardous Substances Enforcement Team for assistance.
LANDFILL: Self-dumping vehicles accepted until 4:30 p.m. and NO clean fill dirt program trucks after 4 p.m.
GREENERY: City Personnel Tractor Loading "only" until 4:30 p.m. (fees apply)
The City of San Diego operates a non-exclusive Solid Waste Collection System, which consists of companies that provide collection services within the City of San Diego. These companies have franchise agreements with the City and pay franchise and AB939 fees.
The franchise system is governed by the San Diego Municipal Code, Article 6: Collection, Transportation and Disposal of Trash and Solid Waste. These municipal codes include franchise requirements, exclusions, and the application process.
For more information contact the Franchise Administrator, Martha Espinola at 858-573-1242.
For questions or concerns regarding the Miramar Landfill, please contact the Environmental Services Customer Support Center at 858-694-7000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.