Using the Landfill

The only public landfill located in the City of Glendale is Scholl Canyon Landfill, which is operated by the Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts. It can be reached by taking the Figueroa Boulevard exit off the 134 Freeway and taking Figueroa north into the hills until it ends at the Landfill. The Landfill hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday to Saturday. Questions regarding the Landfill, including the price to dispose of waste, should be directed to 818-243-9779.

If you choose to recycle your yard trimmings at the Landfill instead of using the City's collection service, you should understand the Landfill's rules for such materials. Any load containing the following material may be rejected:

  • Contamination
    • Concrete, Piping, Non-green waste material
    • Excessive soil
    • Trash/Debris
  • Hard-to-Handle Organic Material
    • Stumps
    • Limbs greater than 6 inches in diameter
    • Limbs longer than 8 feet long
    • Manure
    • Hard-to-handle plant species
  • Unacceptable Plants
    • Palm fronds
    • Yucca
    • Bamboo
    • Jade
    • Bird of Paradise
    • Cactus
    • Ice Plant
  • Problematic Plants
    • High percentage of weedy species
    • Ivy
    • Banana leaves
  • Loads with Offensive Odors