What is a landfill?
Landfills are the main solution for controlling the massive amounts of waste disposed by the residents of the City of Los Angeles. Ways to deal with increasing amounts of waste disposal include: landfilling, waste transformation, recycling, and waste reduction at the source.
The following are five landfills owned and maintained by the City of Los Angeles. They are all currently non-operational and are in the process of being closed or have already undergone closure. Provided in these pages are fact sheets and pictures of the landfills, including directions on how to get there. However, not all landfill sites are publicly accessible.
- Bishops Canyon Landfill - land restoration complete
- Gaffey Street Landfill - land restoration complete
- Lopez Canyon Landfill - closure work complete
- Sheldon-Arleta Landfill - closure work complete and land redevelopment in progress
- Toyon Canyon Landfill - closure work complete