GCL Project Development Summary
Gregory Canyon 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 has been projected by renowned environmental consultant R3 Consulting Group.
GCL 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 long-haul trash trucking (LHTT). LHTT is widely considered a leading cause of greenhouse gases and global warming—and is being aggressively eliminated by the largest metro areas in America, including New York City. 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) and many of our region’s leading elected officials and environmental experts.