Planning & Public Works

Solid Waste

The Glenn County Solid Waste Department is a division of the Glenn County Planning & Public Works Department. The Solid Waste Division is charged with the task of operating the landfill site as well as compliance with all Federal, State and local regulations associated with the operation of a landfill.

The Glenn County Health Department, acting as the Local Enforcement Agency(LEA), is certified by the California Integrated Waste Management Board to enforce state laws and regulations at solid waste facilities within its jurisdiction.The Glenn County Landfill operates under a Solid Waste Facility Permit issued by the Glenn County Health Department. The operation and design of the facility are described in a Report of Disposal Site Information (RDSI).

LOCATION: The landfill is located at the West end of County Road 33, near Artois. The County Road 33 site is the only waste disposal area in Glenn County. In order to maximize the life of the landfill, staff operate a variety of recycling and diversion programs that have successfully reduced the amount of refuse by nearly 50% since 1995.

HOURS OF OPERATION: The current hours of operation are as follows: the gate is opened for franchised waste haulers at 7:30 A.M., and the public is admitted at 8:00 A.M.; waste loads are not accepted after 4:30 P.M., and operations cease with gate closure at 5:00 P.M. The landfill is currently closed on Sundays. The site is also closed on the federally recognized holidays of New Year’s, Memorial Day, July 4th, Thanksgiving,
and Christmas.

Landfill Scale House  (530) 624-0286

Announced Monday March 29, 2010 that with the recent passage of AB7 (8X), the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (Department) is required to pay in full, subject to the availability of funds, any payments that have been proportionally reduced during the period of January1,2010, through June30,2010. That will restore $20,000 in recycling funding in Glenn County. Each of the cities will receive $5,000 with the County receiving $10,000. Click here for more information on CalRecycle and how you can make a difference.

  • Solid Waste Fee Increases to be effective July 1, 2009 - In order to pay for the acquisition and future expansion costs of the landfill, the Glenn County Supervisors voted at a recent meeting to increase the tipping (tonnage) fee from $30/ton to $70/ton. These new fees are effective July 1, 2009. Landfill Fee Schedule. This means that the minimum charge at the gate will increase to between $15 and $20. Other charges calculated from that per ton fee will also be revised. In addition, for those with garbage collection services, the rate paid to your hauler will increase approximately $4 per month. Commercial costs will increase as well. For a full listing of the fees and all other County fees please refer to the County's Master Fee Schedule: MasterFeeSchedule.pdf

  • New Regulations re: mercury thermostats - Effective July 1, 2009, the law requires construction and demolition professionals to properly remove and dispose of out-of-service mercury-added thermostats. The details of the requirements are attached click here