This page provides information and resources for permitting a landfill or disposal facility.

Please note that other local, state, or federal agencies may also have regulatory authority over solid waste facilities.

What is a solid waste landfill or disposal facility?

"Solid Waste Landfill" means a disposal facility that accepts solid waste for land disposal...[More]

Which permit is required for a landfill?

All proposed or active solid waste disposal facilities (landfill) including CDI material disposal sites and waste tire monofills, are required to obtain a full solid waste facility permit to operate, unless an exemption is granted by the local enforcement agency (LEA).

Permit requirements unique to landfills:

Please see the Permit Toolbox Full Permit Page for information on processing a landfill permit. 


Regulations Summary

CalRecycle Standards Pertaining to Landfills
Solid Waste Facility Permit ProcessTitle 27 CCR, Chapter 4
State Minimum Operating and Design Standards for Active LandfillsTitle 27 CCR, Sections 20510-20705, and Sections 20710-20919.5
Report of Facility Information (RFI) RequirementsTitle 27 CCR, Section 21600
Definitions (Regulations)Title 27 CCR, Chapter 2
Definitions (Statute)PRC Sections 40100-40201
Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations (40 CFR), Part 258 (Subtitle D), Section 258.2 

Other Resources

Statutory Definitions Pertinent to Landfills