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Acceptable Materials

Simi Valley Landfill & Recycling Center is a Class III Non Hazardous Landfill. This means that only non-hazardous waste can be accepted including:

  • Municipal Solid Waste
    Non-hazardous household and commercial refuse.
  • Appliances
    Major appliances such as washers and dryers, water heaters, refrigerators are accepted for recycling.
  • Tires
    Automobile and truck tires will be accepted at an additional charge. Tires are shipped to tire processors.
  • Construction and Demolition Materials
    The Construction and Demolition Recycling Facility at the Simi Valley Landfill accepts co-mingled C&D waste. Items accepted include non-hazardous materials such as cardboard, drywall, flooring, roofing materials, tile and windows. WM will continue to offer reduced rates for source-separated materials such as dirt, concrete, asphalt and wood/green waste.
  • Clean Dirt
    Granular soil such as clay, sand, or silt that breaks apart when handled by light duty construction equipment such as a small backhoe or skip loader. No trash, metal, or wood. Less than 10% root and/or grass contamination. Loads with these contaminants will be charged as trash. Loads with excessive rock, concrete, or asphalt will be charged as Mixed Inert as described below.
  • Clean Asphalt/Concrete
    Any combination of rock, concrete, gravel, brick, asphalt, or asphalt grindings which is less than 24 inches in any 2 dimensions. Loads containing debris exceeding this size limitation will be charged as trash. Loads with debris greater than 6 feet in any dimension may be assessed an additional handling fee (hard-to-handle fee). Concrete debris should have minimal re-bar protruding from the individual pieces of concrete. No trash, excessive metal, wood, roots, or grass contaminants. Loads with these contaminants will be charged as trash. Loads with soil content greater than 10% will be charged as Mixed Inert as described below.
  • Mixed Inerts
    Any combination of Clean Dirt (as described above) and Clean Asphalt/Concrete (as described above). No trash, metal, or wood. Less than 10% root and/or grass contamination. Loads with these contaminants will be charged as trash.
  • Woodwaste and Greenwaste
    Any combination of clean wood, dimensional lumber (no painted or treated wood), grass, branches, leaves, and other plant matter. Minimal roots and soil content allowed. No trash, recyclables, palm fronds, yucca plants, and ice plants allowed. Loads with these contaminants will be charged as trash.

Non-Acceptable Materials

  • Hazardous Materials
    Includes but not limited to: batteries, automotive fluids (fuel, antifreeze, oils), paint, lacquer, stain, thinner, varnish, wood preservatives, and chemicals of any kind (i.e. pool chemicals, pesticides and weed killer)
  • Electronic Waste
    including but not limited to: televisions, computers, monitors, printers, VCRs, cell phones, telephones, radios and microwave ovens
  • Fluorescent Light Tubes and Ballasts
  • Liquids
  • Water-Soluble Solids
    Salt, borax, lye, caustics/acids
  • Biological/Medical Waste
  • Empty Hazardous Material Containers
  • Septic Tank or Chemical Toilet Waste
  • Automobile Bodies
  • Radioactive Materials

For information on disposal of these prohibited wastes, please contact your City's or the County household hazardous waste program for dates, times and locations of collection and disposal events.

City of Simi Valley (805) 583-6321
City of Moorpark (805) 583-6321
County of Ventura (800) 253-2687

This facility conducts random load checks.
Please cooperate with landfill personnel if they request to inspect and document your refuse load.

No scavenging allowed.
To protect human health and the environment, State law prohibits the removal, from this facility, of any materials intended for disposal. Materials recovered and recycled in accordance with State issued permits excluded.

Industrial, process and sewage sludge waste require pre-approval.
Industrial wastes, process wastes, and municipal waste water treatment plant sludges all require pre-approval prior to delivery and acceptance. Loads not pre-approved will be rejected. For these types of wastes, please contact our office for all required forms and information.