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The Olinda Alpha Landfill accepts public & commercial solid waste. The landfill does not accept hazardous waste. For information on Orange County’s four không tính tiền Household Hazardous Waste Collection Centers, visit our information page here. Business hazardous waste must be handled separately. Visit our business hazardous waste referral page for details.

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Special Waste Accepted at Olinda Alpha Landfill

Non-accepted Waste

Asbestos, batteries, chemicalsMufflers, fuel tanks, brake linings, auto body shredder waste, fuelsPaints, poisons, pesticides, contaminated soilsBody parts, medical waste, animal parts, radioactive materialFuels, heavy metals, explosives, radioactive materialLiquid waste (with a moisture nội dung of 50 percent or greater)Nuisance dust


Opened in 1960, the Olinda Alpha Landfill is a Class III site featuring 565 total acres, of which 453 acres is permitted for refuse disposal. The landfill has enough projected capacity khổng lồ serve residents & businesses until 2030. Olinda’s average disposal rate is nearly 7,000 tons per day (TPD), although it permitted up to lớn 8,000 TPD.Olinda was one of the first sites in the nation lớn construct a landfill-to-gas energy plant, powering 3,000 homes at the time. In 2012 a new plant was opened, which currently generates sufficient energy to lớn power more than 22,000 homes. The Olinda site features various environmental protection highlights, including the use of goats for vegetation control, native vegetation protection, an on-site falconer lớn deter gulls and valuable groundwater monitoring wells & collection systems.


For more information:

Take a virtual tour of Olinda Alpha LandfillCurrent public documents


Olinda contributes khổng lồ various off-site habitat restoration efforts. These include Santiago Oaks Regional Park oak tree restoration in the đô thị of Orange & the Puente Hills Landfill Native Habitat Preservation Authority Preserve (coastal sage scrub) in the city of Whittier.

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On-site, Olinda is home to ongoing site improvements and environmental controls including a radioactive waste observation program, erosion & sediment control systems, storm water drainage & collection featuring two desilting basins with two additional planned, and native vegetation protection. For addition project information, see below.