Welcome to Gregory Canyon Landfill (GCL), a state-of-the-art, sanitary facility serving the waste-management needs of San Diego.
This website, which is currently under construction, will provide comprehensive information on Gregory Canyon Landfill for our county’s citizens, commercial interests, elected officials, and environmental activists, along with members of the Southern California media.
As detailed in an October 21, 2014 news article from KPBS Public Broadcasting entitled “New Investors Resurrect Gregory Canyon Landfill Plans in North County,” Gregory Canyon is now under the direction of Sovereign Capital. A leading private equity real estate firm based in Downtown San Diego, Sovereign will oversee, manage, and finance the project’s next stage of development.
Project Development Summary
GCL is a privately-owned, merchant landfill facility that will cover 308 acres of a 1,770-acre land parcel located three miles east of Interstate 15 and a mile south of state Route 76 in San Diego’s North County (see “Detail Area” in the ESRI/U-T map to the right). The permitted capacity of Gregory Canyon will be nearly 30 million tons—addressing a significant shortfall in the county’s waste disposal volume, which was conservatively projected by environmental consultant R3 Consulting Group. The landfill will be situated more than three miles from local residences and businesses, but sited close enough to North County’s infrastructure to prevent traffic congestion and eliminate long-haul trucking emissions.
Gregory Canyon Landfill will serve our community as an important county resource for decades—and has received overwhelming support from San Diego residents via voter and ballot initiatives passed in both 1994 and 2004. GCL is in the final stages of the permitting process and we anticipate demolition and pre-grading activities to commence before the end of 2015. We expect Gregory Canyon Landfill—which plans to eventually provide 21st century waste-to-energy conversion capabilities—to be fully operational by the second quarter of fiscal 2016.