Find California Garbage Dumps & Landfills Near You

Get rid of your unwanted items at dumps and landfills in California

Bulldozer plowing through trash in a dump

Many people think that dumps and landfills are a thing of the past, but that’s far from the truth. In fact, with the millions of tonnes of waste produced everywhere, there is still a great need for public and private garbage dumps in California, despite many initiatives persuading people to try and recycle their waste instead. 

You’ll find the dumps and landfills all across the state, in areas such as San Diego, Fresno, Redlands, Red Bluss, Sacramento, and many more.

Most of these dumps can accept a wide range of waste items such as general household waste, green waste, plastics, scrap metals, tyres, and more. Some will even accept hazardous waste such as asbestos and chemicals. You’ll be surprised and how many dumps can be when the most unexpected of things turn up on your doorstep.

Many of the dumps in California are run by local counties – they understand all the management operations of the dump such as offloading waste, picking it up, and processing it. However, there are some private organisations like Waste Management, Republic Services, and Waste Connections that also operate dumps throughout the state.

Please be aware that dumping your trash at some of these landfills may incur a fee. These vary depending on what type of materials you’re getting rid of and how much. Give them a quick call beforehand to avoid and nasty surprises on the possible fees.

To find your nearest dump in California, enter your location on the map, or scroll through the list below to get started.

Lastly, if you know of any more dumps or landfill locations that aren’t listed here, please let us know so we can add them in. Happy dumping!

Blue industrial dumpster ready for the dump

List of California Garbage Dumps

Scroll through the list of dumps below or use the map to find one near you


Accepted loads vary from site to site. Generally, common materials such as generic household waste, green waste, electronics, and furniture will be accepted at all landfills across California. For more unique materials that could be hazardous as well, it’s best to give them a call beforehand to check if they can take your items.

Fees will vary depending on the types of items your dumping and the total weight of those items. Call before you head down to check on accurate pricing.