Solid Waste Program

The Mono County Environmental Health Department serves as the Local Enforcement Agency (LEA) for the solid waste facilities in Mono County.  Mono County was designated and certified as the LEA in 1992 by the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery – CalRecycle- (which was then known as the California Integrated Waste Management Board -CIWMB).

As the LEA, Mono County Environmental Health ensures that solid waste permit processes and procedures, closure and post-closure requirements, and solid waste facility operations are all conducted in keeping with the Public Resources Code, Title 14 and Title 27.  The LEA performs periodic inspections of all solid waste facilities located within Mono County, including active, closed, illegal and abandoned solid waste sites to ensure that these facilities are in compliance with CalRecycle State Minimum Standards and ensure that there are no solid waste related nuisances or health and safety impacts. 

If necessary, the LEA will carry out enforcement activities to ensure that solid waste will be collected, handled and disposed according to applicable laws and regulations, solid waste facility permit conditions and operating documents.   


For information regarding Medical Waste, contact the California Department of Public Health Medical Waste Management Program:  Medical Waste Management Program

Information on Household Hazardous Waste, including e-waste and universal waste:  Household Hazardous Waste and CalRecycle



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The Mono County Environmental Health Department received an application for a Solid Waste Facilities Registration Permit for a new medium volume transfer station.  The permit application was determined to be complete and correct and accepted for filing on June 6, 2023.  Please see the public notice for the Mono Transfer Station linked below for more information.

Clean California

Free Dump Day - Saturday, September 16th at the Benton Transfer Station

Free Dump Day - Sunday, September 24th at the Chalfant Transfer Station

Benton Crossing Landfill officially closed to the public on December 31, 2022.  All Benton Crossing Landfill customers are now directed to the Pumice Valley Landfill and Transfer Station (Pumice Valley Landfill).  All other local solid waste facilities and services will remain available.