Landfill Fees

The fees listed below are for public disposal at Orange County's landfills only. The Olinda and Prima Deshecha landfills are the only two sites open for public disposal in the county.  

Fees - Effective July 1, 2024 through June 30, 2025*

Autos, passenger minivans, SUVs  
Loads weighing less than 360 pounds.
Pickup trucks, utility vans, cargo vans with less than 880 pounds
Loads weighing less than 880 pounds.

Additional fee for hard-to-handle items longer than six feet 

(examples: pieces of wood, furniture, mattresses, etc.)

Per-ton fee for vehicles carrying more than 880 pounds$66.65
Per-ton fee for vehicles carrying more than 880 pounds, including hard-to-handle materials ($5 fee)$71.65

CLEAN SOIL ONLY: Per-ton fee for vehicles carrying more than  5 cu. yards or 8 tons of clean, pre-tested soil with certification. *Some restrictions apply. 




Beginning May 1, 2024, through July 31, 2025, there will be NO CHARGE for clean, certified soil deposited at the Olinda Alpha Landfill (OAL) in Brea, CA. OAL is the only landfill accepting clean, certified soil at no charge.  Accepted Monday – Friday from 7a.m. to 4 p.m. and up to 8,000 tons per day.  No loads accepted on Saturdays.  While we would prefer end dumps and super 10s, we will also accept belly dumps. Find information on pre-tested soil with certification here. Soil brought to Frank R. Bowerman or Prima Deshecha Landfills for burial will be charged at the $66.65 per ton rate.

**Some Restrictions Apply / Only Available for a limited time.


*For information on fee exemptions, click here or call (714) 834-4000

Acceptable Forms of Payment

  • Cash or check. Customers using checks for transactions requiring a weigh back will need two checks, one for a deposit and one for the final balance.
    • Make checks payable to County of Orange
    • Check must have physical address imprinted. P.O. Box numbers are not allowed.
    • Important News for Weigh-Back Customers Who Pay by Check: Click here for more information.
  • Credit cards. Visa, MasterCard and American Express are accepted.
  • Mobile payments. Apple Pay and Google Pay are accepted. No Venmo.
  • County Deferred Payment Program

Site-Specific Disposal and Fee Details

Prima Deshecha Landfill

Frank R. Bowerman Landfill

Olinda Alpha Landfill

Proof of Origin of the Waste

Orange County's Landfills only accept waste from Orange County. Please be prepared to show proof of the origin of the waste in the form of a drivers license with an Orange County address, a current utility bill showing the address where the waste originated, or a contract showing the address of the origin of the waste.