Greenwaste Load Requirements

(Spanish Version)

The Sanitation Districts’ green waste program continues to successfully divert significant quantities of green waste for use as mulch and “alternative daily cover” (ADC). State legislation ensures that cities will be able to continue to count green waste ADC towards AB939 diversion goals.

 
CLEAN LOADS

Only “clean” loads containing the following will be accepted: 

    ·      
Brush  
    ·      Tree trimmings
    ·      Grass and certain other yard waste



THE SANITATION DISTRICTS HAVE AND WILL CONTINUE TO REJECT LOADS WHICH DO NOT MEET THE ABOVE CRITERIA.

UNACCEPTABLE MATERIAL THAT WILL BE REJECTED:
  • Bamboo
  • Cactus and succulents
  • Ivy
  • Manure
  • Palm fronds
  • Stumps (root systems) 
  • Weeds
  • Yucca plants
  • Loads containing trash, concrete, piping, dirt, or other non-green waste material
  • Limbs larger than eight inches diameter and/or eight feet long
  • Odorous loads (This typically includes loads with a high percentage of grass and/or loads that have not been
       
    collected and/or transported to the landfill in a timely manner.)

  • Examples of unacceptable green waste rejected at the landfill.

    The procedure for participating in the green waste program is:

    • Trucks entering the site containing “clean” green waste will be charged the hard-to-handle tipping fee.

    • Trucks will be directed to the green waste unloading area where they will be inspected by Sanitation Districts’ personnel. If the load is acceptable, the Sanitation Districts' inspector will give the driver an approval stamp on the receipt.

    • If the load is accepted, the driver must return to the scale house with the stamped receipt before exiting the site to have the transaction revised to reflect the significantly discounted tipping fee.

    • Rejected loads will remain at the hard-to-handle tipping fee.
          ·      PLEASE NOTE! ALL DRIVERS MUST RETURN TO THE SCALES AFTER EACH DUMP!

    If you have any questions regarding the green waste program, please contact Nick Morell at (562) 908-4288, extension 2444.