Landfill vouchers for unincorporated Antelope Valley residents and property owners approved by the Antelope Valley Illegal Dumping Task Force are available now.
Vouchers are good for a half ton of waste, or about a typical pickup truck load.
This is a pilot program good through June 30, 2020, and will be renewed if it works out. If the task force runs out of money before then because so many vouchers were used, we will stop.
Here is the Landfill vouchers pilot program outline, incorporating the directions made by the Antelope Valley Illegal Dumping Task Force in its Oct. 2, 2019 vote to approve it.
Landfill vouchers will be produced, distributed and tracked by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Fifth District. Vouchers will be printed on paper that displays a watermark saying "void" if duplicated, in order to hinder counterfeiting.
Landfill vouchers will be useable only at Waste Management’s Lancaster Landfill and Recycling Center, 600 East Ave. F, Lancaster, or its Antelope Valley Recycling & Disposal Facility, 1200 West City Ranch Road, Palmdale.
Landfill vouchers will be made available to residents or owners of property in the Los Angeles County unincorporated areas. Those are ZIP Codes 91390 (Green Valley/Agua Dulce/Canyon Country), 92397 (Big Pines), 93510 (Acton), 93532 (Lake Hughes/Elizabeth Lake/Three Points), 93534 (central Lancaster), 93535 (east Lancaster/Roosevelt/Lake Los Angeles), 93536 (Antelope Acres/Neenach/Quartz Hill/Fairmont/west Lancaster), 93543 (Sun Village/Littlerock/Juniper Hills), 93544 (Llano), 93550 (central Palmdale), 93551 (Leona Valley/Ana Verde Hills/west Palmdale), 93552 (east Palmdale/Littlerock), 93553 (Pearblossom/Juniper Hills), 93563 (Valyermo), 93591 (Lake Los Angeles/Sun Village) and 93599 (Black Butte).
Each landfill voucher will pay for up to 0.5 tons of disposal. (A half ton is a typical weight for a standard, full-size pickup bed of household trash.) Hazardous materials are not allowed.
Additional disposal charges for loads exceeding 0.5 ton can be paid for with a credit card. The Antelope Valley Illegal Dumping Task Force will be invoiced by Waste Management for the disposal charges incurred, not to exceed the 0.5 ton limit per voucher.
Invoice rates will mirror the effective posted gate rates at the time of use for each facility and will be based on the material dumped. (For a pickup truck load of household trash, the charge would be about $33.78 at the Palmdale landfill or $35.59 at the Lancaster landfill (half of the per-ton charge of $67.57 in Palmdale or $71.18 in Lancaster. For a pickup load of tree branches or other green waste, the charge would be $24.39 at either landfill.) Rates are subject to change at the beginning of each year. For the voucher program, Waste Management will waive the usual environmental fee of $12 per load.
Each residential household or property owner will be limited to two vouchers per year and the Board of Supervisors Fifth District has discretion to determine if additional vouchers can be provided if proof of need is determined and neighborhood safety or cleanliness can be abated by providing additional vouchers. The Antelope Valley Illegal Dumping Task Force may cancel the program at any time if the funds budgeted for the Voucher Pilot Program are exhausted.
If a person other than the voucher recipient will haul the waste to the landfill, the voucher recipient must notify Waste Management at least 24 hours in advance and provide the hauler’s identity and contact information. Voucher recipients can call the Lancaster landfill scale house at 661-726-3461 or the Palmdale landfill scale house at 661-223-3431. The hauler must provide valid identification at the landfill before the voucher will be accepted by the landfill.
Voucher holders must turn in vouchers at the landfill scale house before dumping.
Vouchers will expire June 30, 2020.
Call for more information about getting a voucher, 661-726-3600
The pilot program begins Oct. 2, 2019 and ends June 30, 2020. A progress report will be presented to the Antelope Valley Illegal Dumping Task Force at its June 2020 meeting for a decision as to whether to extend the program.