Clean Fill Dirt Program
Commercial quantities of clean fill material that meet the Clean Fill Dirt Program Terms & Conditions may be accepted Monday - Friday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., excluding City observed holidays, at the Miramar Landfill for use as daily cover and resurfacing of the tipping decks. Clean fill material will only be accepted in self-dumping dump trucks, including Super 10’s, for safety reasons. No trailers (truck and pups, and transfer trailers) will be accepted. A maximum of three (3) dump trucks per day will be allowed to transport clean fill dirt to the Miramar Landfill from each approved jobsite.
Effective Oct. 1, 2014, per Council Resolution R-307833, approved by San Diego City Council on Nov. 19, 2012, an administrative fee will be assessed on each load of clean fill dirt delivered to the Miramar Landfill.
All loads of clean fill dirt delivered to the Miramar Landfill will be required to cross the landfill scales and pay the load fee using check, cash or deferred payment. Vehicles that are not in compliance with this requirement are subject to rejection and a ban on the use of the Clean Fill Dirt Program.
Effective May 1, 2018, the administrative fee assessed on loads of clean fill dirt will increase from the current $20 per load for trucks without trailers to $50 per load.
The charge for truck and trailer loads of clean fill dirt delivered to the Miramar Landfill will increase to $70 per load if at some future time the CFDP accepts trucks and trailer loads of clean fill dirt. The current policy for accepting only truckloads of clean fill dirt remains unchanged.
The acceptance of clean fill material must be approved in writing by the Landfill staff prior to acceptance. In order to participate in the Clean Fill Dirt Program, you must complete and submit the Miramar Landfill Clean Fill Dirt Program Application for each project generating soil that will be transported to the Miramar Landfill for reuse. Applications must be submitted individually and projects generating soil from more than one location must include a map of all the locations where soil will be generated.
Only one application or renewal may be submitted per day. Additional applications or renewals must be spread out over a multi-day period. Applications and renewals are limited to a maximum of 2,500 cubic yards of dirt.
Drivers delivering clean fill dirt will be required to accurately identify the approved project location where soil is generated by showing a copy of the valid, approved Miramar Landfill Clean Fill Dirt Program Application.
Recorded information about the Clean Fill Dirt Program, and whether clean fill material is currently being accepted, is available by calling 858-492-6167. Additional information will be included on the recorded message if clean fill dirt is not being accepted due to inclement weather or landfill conditions. Loads of clean fill dirt will not be accepted during and up to three days after the conclusion of any rain event. Wet or muddy clean fill material will not be accepted.
All loads are subject to inspection and testing upon arrival at the Landfill and must conform to the Miramar Landfill Clean Fill Dirt Program Terms & Conditions.