Simi Valley Landfill and Recycling Center has been a mainstay in the community for over 30 years, meeting the needs of Ventura County, south Santa Barbara County and the west San Fernando Valley for disposal and recycling services. As the population has grown over the years, so has the need for local landfill space. We continue to be committed to keeping reusable resources out of the landfill and preserving landfill space for local waste. However, the pressure on available resources is posing a challenge. Under current conditions, and without any expansions, both of Ventura County's active landfills are scheduled to close by 2027. In addition, the county will be generating more trash than the two landfills are currently permitted to receive in the next three to five years.
We have proposed plans for a long-term solution that would expand the Simi Valley Landfill footprint and increase the daily limit for waste disposal while remaining within our currently permitted total tons per day for all materials. The proposed changes would help us meet the disposal and recycling needs for the area well into the future. Waste Management remains dedicated to offering residents the best possible services into the future, while continuing to be a leader in environmental stewardship.
As part of our environmental commitment, we have also proposed wide-ranging improvements to our facilities. These include expanding our green energy programs and recycling capabilities, while establishing over 500 acres for wildlife habitat preservation and open space as a buffer. We also have plans to add generators to the landfill's existing gas-to-energy program & helping to create enough energy to generate power for 6,250 homes. We would also enhance recycling capabilities on-site by building a Material Recovery Facility, Recyclables Transfer Facility, and an Environmental Collection Center for the convenience of the public.
Links to more information:
- The CEQA Process
- Modernization/Expansion Map
- Modernization Project Fact Sheet
- Community Benefits
- Recirculated Draft EIR & Final Environmental Impact Report
- Modernization Project Video
- Modernization Project FAQ
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In addition, you can contact Scott Tignac, District Manager of Simi Valley Landfill and Recycling Center, at (805) 579-7267 x 228.