Santa Maria

About

Who We Are

  • SMTS was acquired along with Chicago Grade Landfill by Allos Environmental in January 2018.
  • SMTS was constructed in 2000 to provide services to the southern communities and companies of San Luis Obispo County.
  • The Santa Maria Transfer Station is a fully permitted 500-ton per day (maximum) facility that accepts non-hazardous solid waste

Transfer Station Facts

  • The facility serves the waste disposal needs of the Santa Maria Valley as well as Southern San Luis Obispo County.
  • Our customer base includes franchised refuse haulers offering curbside service to local municipalities, local contractors with self-hauled waste, roll-off construction/demolition haulers, as well as the general public.
  • Waste is deposited by our customers onto a concrete floor, then reloaded by our staff into large trailers for transport to our landfill.
  • This facility floor sorts Tires, HHW, Metals and wood utilizing a CAT 32DL Excavator with grapple. Metals are hauled to market while wood, green waste and tires are used as alternative daily compost.
  • Only non-hazardous municipal solid wastes are accepted at the Santa Maria Transfer Station. This includes: residential, commercial, industrial, and self-hauled wastes.
  • No wastes designated, special, medical, or hazardous wastes will be accepted.
  • A Hazardous Waste Load Check Program is in place to enforce this policy.

Future Development

  • Allos will implement the same IT systems at SMTS that are going into place at Chicago Grade Landfill including the waste approval and tracking components.
  • Allos will investigate every option to improve traffic flow and operational efficiency to enhance our customer experience at SMTS.