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Solid Waste

Illegal Dumping

Our specialists investigate illegal dumping activities.  If you know of a business or person dumping their trash in a location that is not permissible, please submit a complaint to our department.

Solid Waste Enforcement

Solid Waste refers to the handling and disposal of non-hazardous wastes such as garbage, yard wastes, and construction and demolition debris. Solid Waste does not include human sewage.

Our focus is permitting, inspection and enforcement of:

  • Landfills/disposal sites (active and closed)
  • Transfer stations
  • Materials Recovery Facilities (MRFs)
  • Composting operations
  • Construction/demolition debris and inert material operations
  • All other Solid Waste facilities. 

Environmental Health is the certified Local Enforcement Agency (LEA) by the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle).

In addition, Placer County is contracted by El Dorado County to conduct certain LEA activities on El Dorado County’s behalf. These activities include permitting, inspection and enforcement at solid waste operations and facilities, both active and closed. If you have a concern regarding illegal dumping or hazardous wastes in El Dorado County, please contact the El Dorado County Department of Environmental Management.

Waste Tire Disposal

California must manage more than 44.8 million waste tires generated annually. Waste tires are a favorable location in which pests reproduce and vermin make their homes.  In addition, tire fires pose a threat to release dangerous toxic pollutants into the air, water, and soil.

Proper Disposal of Waste Tires

Waste Tires can be disposed of at various landfills and solid waste facilities or removed by a registered waste tire hauler. If you plan to transport the tires yourself, Environmental Health may be able to provide you with an "Exemption Letter" that will allow you to transport (10) or more tires without state-required manifests.

Please read our Waste Tire Brochure that describes the difference between Waste Tire Facilities, Waste Tire Generators, and Waste Tire Haulers.

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