Load Requirements

The purpose of the Puente Hills Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) is to provide waste diversion and publicly-owned transfer capacity. This facility will help jurisdictions meet the diversion requirements under California law.  Load requirements at the Puente Hills MRF support the diversion goals.

TYPES OF WASTE ACCEPTED

A variety of different types of waste and recyclables are accepted, including:

  • Residential waste
  • Commercial waste
  • Industrial waste
  • Construction and demolition waste

TYPES OF RECYCLABLES THAT ARE PAID FOR OR ACCEPTED AT A REDUCED TIPPING FEE

Some recyclables are accepted at either reduced tipping fees, while others can receive a cash payment.  These recyclables include:

  • Greenwaste
  • Newspaper
  • Cardboard
  • Mixed paper
  • Mixed recyclables containing scrap metal, scrap plastics, bottles, aluminum cans, cardboard, paper, etc.
  • Mixed rigid plastics (plastic buckets, crates, children's toys, etc.)

TYPES OF RECYCLABLES THAT ARE RECOVERED

A variety of recyclables are recovered.  While some can receive a cash payment or a reduced tipping fee (as listed above), various types of recyclables are recovered, including the following:

  • Greenwaste
  • Newspaper
  • Cardboard
  • Mixed paper
  • Mixed rigid plastics
  • Mattresses
  • Wood waste
  • Carpet and carpet padding
  • Scrap metal
  • Beverage containers with redemption value (glass, plastic and aluminum)
  • Tin cans
  • Asphalt, dirt, and concrete

UNACCEPTABLE MATERIAL THAT WILL BE REJECTED:

  • Whole tires from motorcycles, cars and trucks 
  • Liquid waste
  • Hazardous materials, chemicals, or paint
  • Salt/brine, detergents
  • Sandblasting sand, fly ash and all special wastes 
  • Used oil or material contaminated with oil
  • Treated wood waste
  • Non-hazardous wastes containing asbestos
  • Pharmaceutical (medicines) 
  • E-waste

(However, E-waste is accepted at the Puente Hills MRF Recycle Center)

PROCEDURE FOR USING THE PUENTE HILLS MRF: 

Trucks enter using the Puente Hills Landfill entrance at
13130 Crossroads Parkway South and follow the signs to the Puente Hills MRF.


All loads will be inspected at the facility by Sanitation Districts' personnel.  Maximum unloading time is 30 minutes.

If you have any questions regarding load requirements or the use of this facility, call the Puente Hills MRF scales at (562) 908-4288, extension 6071.


For further information contact Solid Waste Customer Service:

Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County
Solid Waste Management
2800 Workman Mill Road
Whittier, CA 90607
(562) 908-4876
swcustservice@lacsd.org