SOIL DISPOSAL

OC Waste & Recycling's criteria for the acceptance of clean soil are required to protect the environment and ensure regulatory compliance. 

SOIL ACCEPTANCE STATUS BY LANDFILL SITE:

ALL CLEAN SOIL LOADS, WEIGHING MORE THAN FIVE (5) CUBIC YARDS OR EIGHT (8) TONS MUST COMPLETE SOIL INFORMATION FORM & MANDATORY TESTING
OLINDA ALPHA LANDFILL, BreaBeginning May 1, 2024, through July 31, 2025, there will be NO CHARGE for clean, certified soil deposited at the Olinda Alpha Landfill (OAL). We will only take this soil Monday – Friday from 7a.m. to 4 p.m. and up to 8,000 tons per day.  No loads accepted on Saturdays.  End dumps and super 10s preferred, but we will also accept belly dumps. If soil is not clean and/or untested, the standard $65.31 fee will apply. Any large soil deposit greater than 5 cu. yards or 8 tons will require to be tested. See procedures below for soil acceptance.     
FRANK R. BOWERMAN LANDFILL, IrvineSoil disposal available; disposal fee is $65.31 per ton. Any large soil deposit greater than 5 cu. yards or 8 tons will require to be tested. See procedures below for soil acceptance.     
PRIMA DESHECHA LANDFILL, San Juan CapistranoSoil disposal available; disposal fee is $65.31 per ton. Any large soil deposit greater than 5 cu. yards or 8 tons will require to be tested. See procedures below for soil acceptance.     

 Procedures for soil acceptance:
1. Click here to fill out a Soil Information Form. Please fax the form to 714-834-4057 or email it to soil@ocwr.ocgov.com, along with the items required in the form.

a. Contractor responsible for the project should submit the soil application with the required documentation (site map, plans, and any other pertinent information) and not the transporter.

b. MRS will determine, based on cubic yards of the project application if number of letters requested is warranted

      i.     If not warranted based on project scope, contractor must submit additional justification of said number of letters

      ii.    Once approved, contractor will receive up to 15 letters to begin the project and may request more with justification and if project scope warrants more letters initially being issued

      iii.    If additional letters are needed during the project, hauler must wait until all issued letters have been received by landfill before receiving additional letters.

c. Site visits may be conducted at any time to verify project and need for additional letters. Additional documentation such as pictures, status updates, etc. may be requested at any time.  

d. Number of additional letters may be determined (reduced or increased) at the time of site visit.

e. Additional soil sample testing may be required at any time based on project scope.

2. The above form will be reviewed by a Materials Regulation Specialist who will issue a Soil Self Certification Form specifying the number of soil samples needed and required lab tests.

3.  You will receive notification of when to have your soil tested. 

4. Click here for a list of laboratories. Check the California ELAP Certified Laboratories link for additional laboratories throughout Orange County and surrounding counties. The laboratory will submit a report to the Materials Regulation Specialist who will review lab results and determine if the soil meets criteria for disposal.

5. Based on the results of the soil testing, Soil Acceptance Letters will be issued within three working days of receipt of the approved lab results. Soil Acceptance Letters will need to be accompanied with each truck load hauling soil and must be surrendered to a fee station attendant upon entry to landfill. Photocopies will not be accepted.

*Out of County Soil is accepted on a case-by-case basis and will need prior approval.
Soil disposal fee information

SOIL PRICE INCREASE INFORMATION

Autos, passenger minivans, SUVs. Loads weighing less than 360 pounds.$5.00
Pickup trucks, utility vans, cargo vans with loads weighing less than 880 pounds.$20.00
Additional fee for hard-to-handle items longer than six feet (examples: pieces of wood, furniture, etc.).$5.00

Per-ton fee for vehicles carrying more than 880 pounds.

 

$65.31

 

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

 

$70.31

 

Effective 5/1/2024 ~ CLEAN SOIL ONLY
 

Per-ton fee for vehicles carrying more than 5 cu. yards or 8 tons of clean, pre-tested soil with certification. 

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.  We will only take this soil Monday – Friday from 7a.m. to 4 p.m. and up to 8,000 tons per day.  No loads accepted on Saturdays. If soil is not clean and/or untested, the standard $65.31 fee will apply.

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