Silverado

DISPOSAL STATION #9 - SILVERADO
HISTORICAL SUMMARY

Location

    The site is located at the northwest corner of Santiago and Silverado Canyon Roads in eastern unincorporated Orange County.

Dates of Operation and Closure

    The County operated the refuse disposal station from 1947 to 1967.

Size and Types of Waste

    The 13.5-acre open trench burn site accepted municipal solid waste from 1956 to 1967.

History

  • 1947 County leased site from The Irvine Company. The site opened as an open trench dumpsite for burned waste.
  • 1956-1967 County operated site as a trench burn site for municipal solid waste and construction debris.
  • 1967 County ceased operations, closed the refuse disposal station, and surrendered the lease back to the property owner.
  • 2000 Site included in the Closed Landfill Environmental Assessment and Response (CLEAR) project. No fieldwork required as part of this initial site assessment. A site assessment report was completed and submitted to the Local Enforcement Agency (LEA).
  • 2001 LEA and the Regional Water Quality Control Board (RWQCB) approved private use of site as a Christmas tree farm.
  • 2002-2009 No activity at site. No solid waste issues reported in the annual LEA site inspection reports.
  • 2010 Site was included in the 20,000 acre gift deed from the Irvine Company to OC Parks. Christmas tree farming will continue at the site with a transfer of the lease from the Irvine Company to OC Parks.
  • 2011-2012 No activity at site. No solid waste issues reported in the annual LEA site inspection reports.

Current Owner

    County of Orange

Current Land Use

    Open space; Christmas tree farm

Environmental Control Measures

    No control measures are currently in place at site.

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Please contact us at 714-834-4000 if you have questions regarding this site.