Tajiguas Landfill

The Tajiguas Landfill (Landfill) is a County-owned and operated facility, located at 14470 Calle Real in Santa Barbara, California. This landfill serves the South Coast and the Santa Ynez and New Cuyama Valleys and can process up to 1,500 tons of trash per day. Tajiguas Landfill is open Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and on Saturdays from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. It is closed on Sundays, New Years Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day. When one of these holidays falls on a weekday, please call ahead to determine whether or not the Landfill will be open on another day. No public dumping is allowed at the Tajiguas Landfill so all South County self-hauled waste must be taken to the South Coast Recycling and Transfer Station. If you have any questions, please call (805) 696-1170.

Please note, starting August 28th, 2021, the working face of the landfill will be closed on Saturdays. The working face will still be open for disposal for normal business hours Monday through Friday. The front scale house will remain open on Saturdays in order to track vehicles, measure tonnages, and perform load-checks as required on vehicles bringing materials such as green waste, recyclables, and municipal solid waste that are not disposed of on the working face.

Click here for updates regarding the effects of the Alisal Fire on the Tajiguas Landfill and ReSource Center. 


The fees listed below pertain to the materials accepted at the Tajiguas Landfill and are effective from July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022, unless otherwise noted. To use this facility, the customer must have an account with the County of Santa Barbara. An on-line payment system is available for customers with an account who want to make payments by credit card. This secure system accepts VISA, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover, and no login is needed. In addition to credit card information, a customer must provide an account identification number. For more information and to access the on-line payment system, please click here. No cash or checks are accepted.

Total loads must be emptied. No weigh backs to attempt to stay below the minimum are allowed.


Minimum Load Up to 500 Pounds

Per Ton Rate

Municipal Solid Waste - Franchise
Municipal Solid Waste - Self-Haul
Clean Green/Wood Waste
Franchise Green Waste
Treated Wood Waste



Per Item Fee for items 8 feet or less e.g. poles, posts, and railroad ties


Per Item Fee for items over 8 feet e.g. poles, posts, and railroad ties

$30.00 plus $5.00 per foot over 8 feet

Hard to Handle Waste (i.e. large demolition material, large animals, and non-friable asbestos and grit)


  • Autos & Light Trucks (up to 30" in diameter)
  • Medium Trucks (31" to 40" in diameter)
  • Equipment Tires (41" to 60" in diameter)
  • Earthmover Tires (over 60" in diameter)
  • Rims


$4.00 per tire
$7.00 per tire
$82.00 per tire
$110.00 per tire

$5.00 each 


Agricultural Plastics & Drip Tape




Other Charges

Untarped Loads
Insufficient Funds Fee (per item fee)


Emergency Debris                                                    $55.00

Fees for Unauthorized Disposal of Hazardous Materials

Batchable Hazardous Waste (10 gallons or less)
$150 per incident
Batchable Hazardous Waste (greater than 10 gallons)
$150 per incident plus all handling and disposal costs
Non-Batchable Hazardous Waste
$150 per incident plus all handling and disposal costs