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(a) Pursuant to PRC section 41901, this section establishes a solid waste planning fee to pay the County's costs in preparing, adopting and implementing a Countywide integrated waste management plan, to fulfill the State-mandated reporting requirements for each county, including countywide disposal reporting. Operators of solid waste disposal sites in San Diego County shall pay the County a solid waste planning fee of $0.02 per ton for all solid waste tons disposed in its solid waste disposal sites, except for operators of the San Onofre Landfill and Las Pulgas Landfill. For any solid waste that is exported and disposed outside of San Diego County, either the handler or the solid waste facility operator that transported the solid waste out of San Diego County for disposal shall pay the County a solid waste planning fee of $0.02 per ton fee on all solid waste transported out of County for disposal. These solid waste planning fees shall be paid on solid waste regardless of its jurisdiction of origin (e.g., paid on all solid waste disposed in, transported in, and collected from unincorporated County areas and incorporated cities within the County). The parties described above, which are obligated to remit the solid waste planning fees, shall remit the amount due to the Director.
(b) The solid waste planning fee required by this section shall not be assessed against a solid waste handler if the handler is able to demonstrate to the satisfaction of the Director that the waste was recycled or diverted from disposal or if the fee was collected at a solid waste facility within San Diego County.
(c) For the purposes of this section, handler means a person that collects or transports solid waste generated in unincorporated County areas or incorporated cities within the County.
(Added by Ord. No. 10729 (N.S.), effective 6-4-21)