Los Angeles Region – Land Disposal Program

Land Disposal Program Activities

The Land Disposal Program regulates the discharge of solid wastes to land for disposal, treatment, or storage at waste management units, including landfills, waste piles, surface impoundments, land treatment units, and mins under the legal authority of the California Water Code [CWC] Section 13260 using permits known as "Waste Discharge Requirements" (WDRs). The application for WDRs must be filed with the Los Angeles Water Board as a "report of waste discharge" [ROWD]. The state requirements for non-hazardous wastes management units are found in Title 27 of California Code of Regulations, Division 2, Subdivision 1 [CCR Title 27]. For active municipal solid waste landfills, the Land Disposal Program also oversees compliance with the water quality requirements Subtitle D of the Federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) [CFR Title 40, Part 258].

The Land Disposal Program accomplishes its permitting responsibilities through the issuance of general WDRs, site specific WDRs, and waivers of WDRs. Old deposits of wastes, such as municipal waste dumps and burn ash sites operated on or before November 27, 1984 (also known as Closed, Abandoned, or Inactive units, or CAI units), may also be regulated under individual WDRs or general WDRs. CAI units may become the subject of Los Angeles Water Board enforcement actions requiring cleanup and abatement.

Current information regarding facilities regulated by the Land Disposal Program is maintained in the on-line Geotracker database. For more information, please visit the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) Land Disposal Program Website.

Under CCR Title 27, the Los Angeles Regional Board coordinates with the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) and its Local Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) in the Counties of Ventura and Los Angeles in regulating the discharge of solid wastes within the region.

        Active Municipal Solid Waste Landfills in the Los Angeles Region

Order Number


Staff Contact


Burbank Landfill

Douglas Cross


Calabasas Landfill

Enrique Casas


Chiquita Canyon Landfill

Douglas Cross


Pebbly Beach Landfill

Enrique Casas


San Clemente Landfill

Douglas Cross


Savage Canyon Landfill

Enrique Casas


Scholl Canyon Landfill

Douglass Cross


Simi Valley Landfill

Enrique Casas


Sunshine Canyon Landfill

Enrique Casas


Toland Road Landfill

Enrique Casas

    General Land Disposal Orders

Order Number



  General Waste Discharge Requirements for Land Treatment of Petroleum Hydrocarbon   Contaminated Soil


  General Waste Discharge Requirements for Post-Closure Maintenance of Inactive
   Non-Hazardous Waste Landfills

  WQ 2020-0012-DWQ

  State Board General Waste Discharge Requirements for Composting Operations

  WQ 2020-0004-DWQ

  State Board General Waste Discharge Requirements for Disaster Related Wastes