Tajiguas Landfill Capacity Increase Project

4 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Santa Barbara County Public Works Department Resource Recovery and Waste Management Div.
Document Title
Tajiguas Landfill Capacity Increase Project
Document Type
SBE - Subsequent EIR
Present Land Use
Class III Landfill
Document Description
The existing permitted capacity of the Tajiguas Landfill (which is expected to be reached in ~2026) is proposed to be increased to reach a projected refuse disposal filling date of ~December 2038. An ~14.25-acre lined area located in the inland area of the landfill property would be excavated for refuse placement and additional waste would be placed over the existing permitted lined waste disposal area. The capacity increase would provide approximately 6.1 million cubic yards (mcy) of additional airspace. The permitted maximum elevation of the landfill would increase from 620 feet above mean sea level (amsl) to 650 feet amsl, permitted volume from 23.3 mcy to 29.4 mcy, disposal footprint from 118 acres to 132.25 acres and a change from the daily waste receipt limit of 1,500 tons per day to a working week limit of 9,000 tons. No change in other Landfill operations.

Contact Information

Joddi Leipner
Agency Name
Job Title
Senior Engineering Environmental Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Unincorporated, 3rd Supervisorial District
Santa Barbara
Countywide, Southern California, Unincorporated
Cross Streets
U.S. 101 and Tajiguas Landfill Access Road
Total Acres
Parcel #
081-150-019, 081-150-026, 081-150-042
State Highways
US HWY 101
Union Pacific
Pila Creek, Pacific Ocean, Arroyo Quemado, Arroyo Hondo
Other Location Info
26 miles west of the City of Santa Barbara

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Coastal Commission (CCC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Marin Region 7 (CDFW), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 5 (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Transportation Planning (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Coast Region 3 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery
Development Types
Other (Class III Municipal Solid Waste Landfill)
Local Actions
Board of Supervisors Approval
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Energy, Fiscal Impacts, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Noise, Solid Waste, Vegetation, Wildfire
Local Review Period Start
Local Review Period End


Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form
State Comment Letters [Comments from state reviewing agencies]

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