About

Sunshine Canyon Landfill

Sunshine Canyon has served businesses and municipalities throughout Los Angeles County since 1958. The landfill handles approximately one-third of the daily waste of all of Los Angeles County and receives roughly 8,300 tons of waste per day, or more than 2.3 million tons annually. Located in the northwest region of the City of Los Angeles, Sunshine Canyon enables the City and County of Los Angeles to grow and prosper by providing safe and environmentally responsible waste disposal services.

Conservation, Sustainability, Eco-Focused
  • 1,036 acres of property total at the landfill site; 363 acres are permitted for disposal.
  • Over 20,000 Oak Trees have been grown on-site. Over 7,500 of those trees have been planted on the ridges and in open space surrounding Sunshine Canyon Landfill.
  • The Oak Trees are donated to local parks, cities and community organizations.
  • Over 1,200 acres of land were donated for open space and parks.
  • A proactive and humanely managed bird control program is used at the Landfill.

Sunshine Canyon Landfill at a Glance

  • 363

    Acres for disposal

  • 25k

    Homes powered by renewable electricity generated from the landfill

  • 50

    Full-time employees

  • 8.3k

    Tons of permitted daily volume

  • 500+

    Gas wells

  • 50+

    Years serving the community

Republic Services

Republic Services is dedicated to maintaining a balance between its business operations and protecting the environment and communities we serve. Known as the Blue PlanetTM sustainability initiative, Republic is defining our approach to environmental responsibility through decreased vehicle emissions, the use of renewable energy and innovative landfill technologies and landfill gas-to-energy projects.

Landfills are an essential part of the infrastructure necessary for a community to function and their role is increasingly vital as our population grows and the number of active, permitted landfills declines.

As an industry leader that owns and operates over 300 active and closed landfills nationwide, Republic understands that society requires landfills to be more sophisticated than ever before and we set the standard for quality landfill management.

Republic is committed to operating landfills with environmental practices and policies that are good for our customers, local businesses and residents. Equipped with a team of professional landfill experts, including more than 160 environmental managers, engineers and scientists across the U.S., we work to ensure that the long-term management of the country’s waste materials is regenerative to the planet.

At Republic, we believe that we are guardians of our environment and have a responsibility to regenerate our planet with the materials we are entrusted to handle every day. That is why we leverage the power of science, advanced technologies and innovation to customize site management plans at each landfill we operate, including the development and operational oversight of landfill gas-to-energy projects.