Monterey County, California


Monterey County, California


Review of Hauler Fee Payments; Cost Analysis; Analysis of Landfill Disposal System; Rate Adjustment Review


Project Descriptions: In 2014, we reviewed the accuracy of Waste Management’s franchise fee payments to the County, and analyzed its costs between the company’s operations in the in the Monterey Regional Waste Management District and the Salinas Valley Solid Waste Authority.

In 2011, we performed an analysis of the County’s landfill disposal system. In Monterey County, the landfills are owned by two separate special landfill districts, which serve separate areas of the County. The Marina landfill, which serves the coastal areas, is owned and operated by the Monterey Regional Waste Management District (MRWMD). The Johnson Canyon Landfill, which serves the inland areas, is owned by the Salinas Valley Solid Waste Authority (SVSWA). We analyzed the economic and policy impacts if the County were to withdraw from the SVSWA. Our work consisted of measuring the economic impact on the Waste Management, Inc. of re-directing its routes from the Johnson Canyon Landfill, to the Marina Landfill. We also analyzed the policy impacts of such a move on the County, the City of Salinas, and the SVSWA.

In 2009, we reviewed the reasonableness of cost and operational information that supported a rate adjustment request by Waste Management, Inc. related to the closure of the Crazy Horse Landfill. Work included evaluating the reasonableness of Waste Management’s hauled tonnage and incremental cost to redirect its routes to the Johnson Canyon Landfill via the Madison Lane Transfer Station.

Monterey County, California

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