Chiquita Canyon Landfill – Facility Operations

Chiquita Canyon is a 639-acre landfill located in Castaic, California, approximately 3 miles west of the Interstate 5 on State Route 126 in the Santa Clarita Valley. It has been in continuous operation for more than 40 years and is owned and operated by Waste Connections, an integrated solid waste services company. Chiquita Canyon has provided the Santa Clarita Valley and surrounding Los Angeles communities with environmentally safe and efficient waste disposal services.
Chiquita Canyon only accepts non-hazardous solid waste for disposal. The solid waste received at the site consists of municipal solid waste, residential and commercial waste, including yard waste, Green Waste (for composting or for recycling), clean fill soil and construction/demolition debris.
Hours of Operation
General Public
Mon – Fri 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sat. 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Commercial Customers
Mon – Fri 4:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sat. 4:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
29201 Henry Mayo Dr.
Castaic, CA 91384
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Take I-5 North or South, exit 126 West, Chiquita is on the right hand side off of the 126 West
Phone Number: 661-257-3655 | Fax Number: 661-257-5730
Customers may pay with cash or credit cards (Visa & MasterCard). No checks.
Trash Loads Rate
Pick-up Trucks/Minimum Charge $60
Vans or Cars $60
Small Trailers – 8 ft or less $60
End dumps, roll-offs, flat beds, etc. $68/ton
 E-Waste, TV/Computers  $31 and up (depending on size)
Clean Dirt*/Concrete/ Asphalt* Rate
Pick-up Trucks/Small Trailers/
Large Trucks/Large Trailers
$30/ton (weighed by the ton – one ton minimum charge)
Household Appliance $30 (each)
Water Heaters $30 (each)
Large pieces of furniture $30 (each)
Mattresses, Box Spring Free (homeowners only)
*Clean means: no trash, roots, rocks, plastic, and rebar sticking out or mix in the load
*Commercial soil/dirt jobs require analytical data for approval
“Hard to Handle Fees” and/or Special Burial Fees
Rates range from $60.00 to $250.00 per item
Hard to handle fees will be charged for special loads that are delivered to the Chiquita Canyon Landfill.
For example: boats, camper shells or “self-contained”campers, mobile homes
Large items that require a hole to be dug in order to bury
Documents or materials with “observed burial” requirements

What We Accept

The following materials are accepted for disposal by Chiquita Canyon:
  • Municipal Solid Waste
  • Green Waste
  • Construction & Demolition Debris
  • E-Waste for recycling

What We Do NOT Accept

The following materials are NOT accepted by Chiquita Canyon:
  • Household Hazardous Waste
    • Paints
    • Oil
    • Batteries
    • Pesticides
    • Anti-freeze
    • Fluorescent lights
    • Propane tanks
  • Hazardous Waste
    • Ignitable, corrosive, toxic waste
    • Ammunition
    • Radioactive materials
    • Empty storage containers
  • Biohazardous Waste
  • Refrigerators
  • Air Conditioners
  • Automobile Shredder Waste
  • Incinerator Ash
  • Sludge or Sewadge Sludge
  • Liquid Waste

Capacity for Small Users:

On any given day, CCL may receive approximately 200 tons from small haulers. Per CUP No. 2004‐00042, Condition No. 23, CCL is restricted to an average of 8,974 tons per day, but can accept up to 12,000 tons per day. Because of this operational flexibility provided in the CUP, CCL is able to ensure that there is sufficient capacity available for small commercial and private users. However, CCL will reserve 250 tons of space per day for these small haulers, until 2:00 pm. Tons will be monitored at the scale house throughout the day and if necessary, beneficial use material customers will be scheduled for after 2:00pm to ensure the reserve space is available.

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