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


OLINDA ALPHA LANDFILL, Brea – EFFECTIVE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE: Olinda-Alpha Landfill is now accepting soil applications for disposal exemption. 

FRANK R. BOWERMAN LANDFILL, Irvine – Soil disposal available; disposal fee is $62.34 per ton. Soil Information Form and testing is mandatory for amounts over five cubic yards or eight tons (see below).

PRIMA DESHECHA LANDFILL, San Juan Capistrano – Soil disposal available; disposal fee is $62.34 per ton. Soil Information Form and testing is mandatory for amounts over five cubic yards or eight tons (see below).

 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, 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