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The Altamont Landfill is a vital resource to our immediate neighbors and the community at large. Annually, the landfill generates millions of dollars in fees to support Alameda County recycling programs and local open space and community arts programs.

Our facility also serves as a classroom. The Alameda County National Resource Conservation Service along with federal and state officials use the site to train staff in protected species wildlife-sampling methods. School fieldtrips help students learn first hand about the importance of recycling at home and the roles landfills play in managing waste.

It has even served as a stage for the popular Mythbusters program. A number of episodes have been filmed at the landfill.

The Altamont Landfill staff meets regularly with an independent Community Monitoring Committee. The Committee along with the Local Enforcement Agency reviews the landfill’s activities and reports its findings to the community. The Altamont Landfill operates with complete transparency.

We are proud of our role in the community.

Did You Know?

The Altamont Landfill generates millions of dollars in fees annually to support Alameda County recycling programs, open space and local community arts programs.

To Schedule a Tour

Tours are available on a limited basis to community, civic and academic organizations. To request a tour, please contact: Audrey Lundin at or 925-455-7305.