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
FIN - Final Document
Present Land Use
Agriculture/Solid Waste Management
Document Description
The Tajiguas Landfill Capacity Increase Project involves a new approximate 14.25-acre Phase IV waste fill area at the existing Tajiguas Landfill to provide approximately 6.1 million cubic yards of additional airspace for burial of solid waste not suitable for recycling. The proposed project would increase the maximum permitted Landfill height from 620 feet to 650 feet above mean sea level, disposal area footprint from 118 acres to 132.25 acres, and design capacity of the Landfill from 23.3 to 29.4 million cubic yards to extend the estimated closure year (landfill life) to approximately December 2038. No changes to other Landfill operations or staffing would occur; however, the project includes a proposed change from the existing daily waste receipt limit of 1,500 tons per day to a working week limit of 9,000 tons and allowing receipt of waste at the scale house one hour earlier from 7:00 am to 6:00 am (currently the scale house opens at 7:00 am). No changes to the ReSource Center facilities or operations are proposed.

Contact Information

Joddi Leipner
Agency Name
Job Title
Engineering Environmental Team Leader
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency / Project Applicant


unincorporated area
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
Union Pacific
Pila Creek, Pacific Ocean, Arroyo Quemado, Arroyo Hondo

Notice of Completion

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 Parks and Recreation, California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery, California Department of Transportation, District 5 (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics (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
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, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Noise, Recreation, Solid Waste, Transportation, Vegetation, Wildfire


Final Document(s) [Approved_Certified draft environmental documents]

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