Frequently Asked Questions

Are the landfills open when it's raining?
Landfills do not close due to rain. However, the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Centers are closed when it is raining for public safety.

Are you accepting dirt today?
Please click here for updated information regarding dirt?
Can I bring hazardous waste from my business to the Centers?
No, refer to the web page Business Hazardous Waste Referrals, for a list of companies that provide hazardous waste disposal services for all types of businesses.
Do you accept tires?
Tires are no longer accepted at Orange County Landfills. For additional information about waste tire hauling and disposal, contact www.ciwmb.ca.gov/tires.
How do I open a Deferred Charge Payment Account for my business?
If you are a regular business user you may apply for a Deferred Charge Payment Account. You can pick up an application form at any of the landfills or call us at (714) 834-4000 and ask to be transferred to the Accounts Receivable Department.
How do they determine how much I am going to pay?
A vehicle is weighed upon entering pass the fee booth. The vehicle is re-weighed when it is leaving the landfill. The difference in the weight is the amount the fee will be based upon.
How much does it cost to use the Centers?
Absolutely No Charge! Orange County residents may dispose of household hazardous waste at the Collection Centers for FREE.
How much household hazardous waste can I bring to the Centers?
Up to 15 gallons of liquids or 125 pounds of powdered and/or solid hazardous waste per trip. One can make as many trips as needed.
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What are the operating hours of the Centers?
All Centers are open Tuesday through Saturday, 9 AM to 3 PM. The centers are closed on rainy days, Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas and New Years Days.
What are your hours of operation?
Open: Monday through Saturday - Operating hours vary by landfill. Click on each landfill for specific operating hours. Closed: Major Holidays: New Years Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas
What do I need to show proof of Orange County residency?

Individual

  • A valid drivers license or other official proof of Orange County residency.
  • A current utility bill or similar invoice displaying address of property in Orange County.
  • Other documentation acceptable to the fee station supervisor.

Small Business (Self Hauler)

  • Valid business license, but only if the waste was generated at the address displayed on the business license.
  • Contract for services that include hauling waste from the job site in the same Orange County city where the trash originated.
  • A hauler manifest or work order indicating an Orange County city as the city of origin.
  • Other documentation acceptable to the fee stations supervisor.
What do you charge per ton?
Beginning July 1, 2010 the tonnage rate will be $53.95 per ton for the general public.
What forms of payment do you accept at the landfill?
We accept cash or check. We do not accept any credit cards. Please make checks payable to the County of Orange.
What is accepted at the Centers?
The centers accept products such as latex and oil base paint, antifreeze, batteries, computers, electronics, fertilizers, herbicides, hobby supplies, pesticides, used oil and more. Click here to find out more.
What landfill do I go to if I am not from Orange County?
What landfill do I go to if I am not from Orange County?

For information on landfills outside of Orange County call (714) 834-4000.
Where can I dispose of household hazardous waste?
There are four Household Hazardous Waste collection centers in Orange County. They are located in Anaheim, Huntington Beach, Irvine and San Juan Capistrano.
Where can I get a dumpster?

Please call your local trash hauler. Please click one of the choices below to obtain the telephone number to your local trash hauler.

Where else can I take my trash?

Orange County residents may take their trash to privately owned transfer stations for a fee. A transfer station is a solid waste facility where smaller refuse collection vehicles dump their loads of waste onto a tipping floor. This waste is then placed into larger transfer vehicles for transport to the point of ultimate disposal. Use of this type of facility reduces hauling costs and also reduces the number of trucks on the highway. There are 5 private transfer stations located in Orange County. Please call the facilities to confirm their policies and fees:

  • Rainbow Disposal 17121 Nichols Street, Huntington Beach, 92647 (714) 847-3581; M-F, 6-6; Sat, 6-4
  • CR Transfer Inc.11232 Knott Avenue, Stanton, 90680 (714) 895-7970; 7 days, 7-6
  • Consolidated Volume Transporters 1131 Blue Gum Street, Anaheim, 92806 (714) 238-3301; M-F, 7-5; Sat, 8-5; Sun, 11-4
  • Sunset Environmental16122 Construction Circle West, Irvine, 92606 (949) 451-2600; M-F, 6-7; Sat, 6-5
  • Waste Management of Orange 2050 North Glassell, Orange, 92865 (714) 282-0200; M-F, 7-4; Sat, 7-12
  • Madison Materials 1035 East 4th Street, Santa Ana, 92701 (714) 664-0159; M-F, 8-5; Sat, 7-2
Who picks up trash in my area?

To find out which hauler is responsible for trash collection in your neighborhood, please click one of the choices below.

Why wasn't my trash picked up?
Trash is picked up by trash haulers that are under contract for trash collection. To find out why your trash wasn't picked up you will need to contact them directly.
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