Orange County's landfills are not simply the places where our trash goes. They are incredible feats of environmental engineering, and they even provide natural habitats. OC Waste & Recycling staff members, including biologists and engineers, are proud to welcome you on a tour. See how we operate landfills and what we do as stewards of the environment. Tours are free. Read about our three landfills and register for a tour location of choice by selecting the reservation button below. We look forward to seeing you!
What you will see on the tour:
Multi-media presentation about Orange County’s waste management system
Waste disposal area
Habitat restoration areas
How landfill gas is creating green energy
Falcons working to keep seagulls out of the trash (seasonal)
Landfill tour basics:
Tours last approximately 1.5 hours
We can accommodate up to 13 people per group. Special arrangements can be made for larger groups by contacting us by email.
Visitors must be at least five years old. Guests with children must bring car seats if the California Child Passenger Safety law applies.
Arrive early for your tour. Late groups are subject to rescheduling.
Wear closed-toed shoes. This is mandatory.
All guests will be required to wear safety vests and hard hats, which OCWR will provide.
Every tour participant must bring a signed release form on the day of the tour. Parental signature is required for anyone under the age of 18. Waivers are available for each site when you make your reservation through Eventbrite.
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