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.

Hours of Operation

General Public

Monday – Friday: 7 am – 5 pm
Saturday: 7 am – 2 pm
Sunday: closed

Commercial Customers

Monday – Friday: 4 am – 5 pm
Saturday: 4 am – 2 pm
Sunday: closed


29201 Henry Mayo Dr.
Castaic, CA 91384


Take I-5 North or South, exit 126 West, Chiquita is on the right hand side off of the 126 West

Get directions

Email + Phone


Business Hours

(661) 257-3655


After Hours (Bilingual Operators)

(877) 263-2561

A message regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19)


Customers may pay with cash or credit cards (Visa & MasterCard). No checks.

*No trash, roots, rocks, plastic, and rebar sticking out or mix in the load. Commercial soil/dirt jobs require analytical data for approval


All Commercial Disposals Clean Dirt*/Concrete/ Asphalt*

$68 per ton
(weighed by the ton – one ton minimum charge)

Clean Dirt*/Concrete/ Asphalt* (Pick-up Trucks/Small Trailers/ Large Trucks/Large Trailers)

$68 per ton
(weighed by the ton – one ton minimum charge)

E-Waste, TV/Computers

$31 and up
(depending on size)

Household Appliance

$30 (each)

Water Heaters

$30 (each)

Large pieces of furniture

$30 (each)

Mattresses, Box Spring

Free (homeowners only)

Hard to Handle Fees
and/or Special Burial Fees

  • 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

$68 (per ton plus an additional $100 – $600 Hard to Handle Fee, the charges are determined upon arrival by Management/Staff at that time)

*No trash, roots, rocks, plastic, and rebar sticking out or mix in the load. Commercial soil/dirt jobs require analytical data for approval

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 of Sewage 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.