Fee Exemptions

What is a Fee Exemption?

At times the landfills require specific materials in order to sustain daily operations and will offer gate fee exemptions for those items.


To qualify for exemptions: Loads must be in a two-axle, self-unloading dump truck or larger, or trailer with dump capacity. No hand unloading for exemptions.


The following exemptions are those items for which OC Waste & Recycling will either not charge or may be willing to pay for disposal:*

OC Waste & Recycling Main Office


Olinda Alpha Landfill


  • Clean, broken asphalt is exempt. (no rebar, no petromat)
  • Soil -- OC Waste & Recycling is accepting new exempt soil applications for disposal at the Olinda Alpha landfill in Brea. Soil disposal is ONLY currently available at the Frank R. Bowerman or Prima Deshecha landfills. A soil disposal fee of $60.09 per ton will be applied and a Soil Information Form and testing is mandatory for amounts over five cubic yards.

Frank R. Bowerman Landfill


  • Effective 11/15/21, FRB will not be accepting clean, broken asphalt. Please reach out to Olinda Alpha and Prima Deshecha landfills.

Prima Deshecha Landfill


  • Clean, broken asphalt is exempt.  (no rebar, no petromat) 

Asphalt Credit Receipts

Due to financial constraints, OC Waste & Recycling requires that all requests for reimbursement for asphalt credit receipts be presented for payment no later than one calendar year from the date of issuance.

*Note: Changes are made periodically; therefore, it is recommended that you contact the landfill directly for confirmation of current procedures.