Solid Waste Disposal and Codisposal Site Cleanup Program

The Solid Waste Disposal and Codisposal Site Cleanup Program addresses cleanup of solid waste disposal and codisposal sites where the responsible party either cannot be identified or is unable or unwilling to pay for a timely remediation and where cleanup is needed to protect public health and safety or the environment.

Statutory authority for the Solid Waste Cleanup Program is contained in Public Resources Code (PRC) Division 30, Part 7, Chapter 2, Article 2.5, Section 48020 et seq. Implementing regulations for the program are contained in Title 14, California Code of Regulations (14 CCR), Sections 18900-18932. In addition to this cleanup program Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) also offers the farm and ranch solid waste cleanup and abatement program and the waste tire cleanup program.

Cleanup projects are implemented through CalRecycle-managed contracts, grants to public entities, and loans, which include:

Solid Waste Site Cleanup Program Brochure (PDF) available for download.
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Successful Cleanup Projects

CalRecycle has funded many successful cleanup projects. Information on recent cleanups is available online.


For further information contact at (916) 341-6688.

For more information contact: Solid Waste Facilities,