Solid Waste/Recycling Division




The Department administers and operates nine landfills. Each landfill requires a separate permit which is subject to review every 5 years. Recent factors which have required such permit revisions include increased development in outlying, rural areas which increase the amount of daily tonnage and increased daily vehicle count.  Implementing transfer stations also may trigger permit revisions.  The permit process takes a minimum of a year and requires complying with the California Environmental Quality Act as well as concurrence with the Local Enforcement Agency (County Environmental Health), the California Recycle on Solid Waste (CRSW) and the Regional Water Quality Control Board (RWQCB). Public Works Staff provides the environmental documentation and depending upon the complexity of the necessary documentation for re-permitting an outside consultant may provide assistance.

California and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) waste management statutes enacted over the last few years have established some of the toughest standards in the nation for the operation of landfills which handle non-hazardous waste.  The California Recycle on Solid Waste (CRSW), the Regional Water Quality Control Boards (RWQCB), local Air Pollution Control Districts, and the Local Enforcement Agencies (LEA) all perform inspections of waste management facilities to ensure that they are being operated in compliance with applicable federal, state and local regulations.  The Imperial County Public Works Department must assure that each landfill is in compliance with regulatory requirements set forth under California Code of Regulations Title 27 (27CCR), (14 CR), (23 CCR), Chapter 15, Chapter 4 and the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 40 (40CFR), Part 258.  Which include but is not limited to: permitting, reporting of waste disposal, meet current maintenance of landfills, meet maintenance of closure and post closure requirements.  


Solid Waste Ordinance

Imperial County Public Works Department Landuse and Gates Fees

Landfill Locations and Hours of Operations

  • Hours of operations for each facility are listed below, however early closure may be prompted due to one of the following conditions: facility has reached either the permitted vehicle count or daily tonnage limit, and wind or rain.

  • Please call ahead to verify the landfill you have selected is open and available to receive your waste. 



Calexico SWS

133 W Hwy 98

Calexico, CA 92231


East of Hammers Road on Highway 98

Approximately 3 miles west of Calexico

Wednesday & Saturday

*7:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.


Holtille SWS

2678 Whitlock Road

Holtville, CA 92250



Whitlock Road north of Norrish Road

Tuesday &  Saturday

*7:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.


Hot Spa SWS

10466 Spa Road

Niland, CA 92257


Hot Spa

Spa Road west of Frink Road

Wednesday & Friday

*8:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.


Imperial SWS

1705 W Worthington Road

Imperial CA, 92251



3 miles west of Forrester Road on Worthington Road

Sunday & Tuesday

*8:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M


Niland SWS

8450 Cuff Road

Niland, CA 92257



Cuff Road north of Beal Road

Thursday & Saturday

*8:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.


Ocotillo SWS:

1802 Shell Canyon Road

Ocotillo, CA 92259


Shell Canyon Road north of Ocotillo

Sunday & Monday

*8:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M


Palo Verde SWS

589 Stallard Road

Palo Verde CA, 92266


Palo Verde

Stallad Road Approximately 3 miles south of Palo Verde

Sunday &  Monday

*7:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M


Picacho SWS

1409 Picacho Road

Bard, CA 92222


Picacho (Bard/Winterhaven)

Picacho Road 1-1/2 miles north of All American Canal

*Closed and No Longer Receiving Waste


Salton City SWS:

935 W Highway 86

Salton City, CA 92275

Salton City

Operated by Burtec Industries. South of S22 and west of Hwy 86

Monday to Saturday

*7:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.






CALEXICO - Produce will be accepted at the Calexico landfill on Wednesday and Saturday before 11:00 a.m.


* Times are subject to change


County's Recycling Program