Clean Fill Dirt Program

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December 19, 2016 Update

The Miramar Landfill Clean Fill Dirt Program (CFDP) will be suspending approval of new CFDP applications starting Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016.  Current applications remain in effect and will be accepted until the approved application expires. 

The duration of the suspension will be approximately six weeks and may be extended due to operational limits. CFDP applications or renewals sent on or after Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016 will not be accepted or renewed. The CFDP website and information phone line at 858-492-6167 will be updated with reopening information once that information becomes available.   

An email with additional information will be sent to all email addresses listed on approved CFDP applications which will not expire prior to December 21, 2016.  The CFDP application expiration date can be found on the bottom of Part 1 of an approved CFDP application.

Commercial quantities of clean fill material that meet the Clean Fill Dirt Program PDF icon Terms & Conditions may be accepted Monday - Friday from 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 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 of $20 per load 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 $20 per 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.

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 PDF icon 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 PDF icon Terms & Conditions.