John Smith Road Landfill operates under a permit issued by the State of California for the disposal of municipal solid waste. We are a full service solid waste disposal company.



Materials Accepted at John Smith Road Landfill:

Household Recyclables: Glass  | Plastics  | Metal | E-Waste | Learn more >> Waste Materials: Normal Household Garbage | Non-Hazardous Commercial Waste, Farm or Agricultural Waste | Municipal Solid Waste | Construction Debris | Concrete & Asphalt | Yard Waste | Tree Branches | Non-Putresible Dry Waste | Clean Fill – Soil | Dead Animals | Non-Hazardous Industrial Waste | Waste Water Treatment Plant Sludge | Industrial Sludges | Industrial Powders | Contaminated Soil | Tires | White Goods | Learn more >>


Hours of Operation:


Monday – Friday 8am – 4pm Saturday – Sunday  9am – 3pm

Closed: New Year’s Day, Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas

Payment Types Accepted:

MasterCard, Visa, Charge accounts available. No Cash accepted.

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Community Involvement


John Smith Road Landfill in San Benito County has made a commitment to not only provide necessary services, but also to give back to the community we are fortunate to serve. As part of our commitment we regularly donate volunteer hours and financial assistance to local charitable and civic organizations. We are proud to partner with these organizations with the common goal of making San Benito County a better place to live. Below is a list of organizations that we currently work with. If you have suggestions for other local organizations that we could possibly partner with please contact our Site Manager at the John Smith Road Landfill, Chris Nottenkamper at chris.nottenkamper@wasteconnections.com.


  • YMCA of San Benito County
  • United Way Gala 2019
  • Community Food Bank of San Benito
  • Emmaus House
  • Hollister Youth Alliance
  • CASA of San Benito County
  • 12 Days of Giving
  • Pet Friends
  • SBC Chamber Wreaths Across America
  • San Juan Bautista Rotary
  • Hollister Recreation
  • SBC Business Council
  • San Benito Police Activities League

John Smith Road Landfill donates $5,000 to Youth Alliance. In the photo from left to right are Bea Gonzales, San Benito County Board of Supervisor, Roger Brown, John Smith Landfill’s Site Manager, Diane Ortiz, Director of San Benito County Youth Alliance, Paul Nelson and David Jappert of John Smith Landfill.

John Smith Road Landfill donates proceeds from the electronics recycling program to the San Benito Food Bank.  Thank you San Benito Food Bank for all the good work you do in our community!

John Smith Landfill working with Spring Grove Kindness Club and providing lunch for Cal Fire, San Benito County. Thank you to all the heroes in our community!

John Smith Landfill providing lunch to Hollister’s front line workers with the Spring Grove Kindness Club, with appreciation for all the good work they do in our community!

Donations funded by John Smith Road Landfill’s Electronics Recycling Program.