Kirby Canyon Recycling & Disposal Facility

Welcome to the Kirby Canyon Recycling & Disposal Facility

Located among the rolling hills of southern Santa Clara County, Kirby Canyon Recycling & Disposal Facility is a model site. Engineered to protect the air, surface and groundwater, it utilizes state-of-the-art liners, leachate collection, groundwater monitoring and landfill gas collection and control systems. Kirby Canyon meets or exceeds all federal, state and local regulations.

Further distinguishing the facility is its preservation of one of the Bay Area’s few remaining serpentine-soil grassland ecosystems. Kirby Canyon is home to the largest population of the federally-listed Bay Checkerspot butterfly. Under the 1986 Kirby Canyon Conversation Agreement, Waste Management acts as the guardian of this unique ecosystem that also includes the rare jewel flower, Santa Clara Valley Dudleya, and the threatened California Red-legged frog.

View the video to learn more about this unique facility and the habitats supported onsite.

Contact Information

Kirby Canyon Recycling & Disposal Facility
PO Box 1870
Morgan Hill, CA 95038
408-779-2206

Public Hours:
Monday – Friday 7 am to 4 pm
Saturday 7 am to 1 pm

Directions:
From US 101 South: Exit Coyote Creek Golf Drive. Turn left at the stop sign. Continue through the entrance gate about one mile until you reach the scale house.

Did You Know?

Kirby Canyon is recognized internationally for its rare serpentine-soil grasslands and its conservation efforts to preserve the federally-listed Bay Checkerspot butterfly.