Trash to Landfill

Trash delivered to Davis Street is transferred to the Altamont Landfill in Livermore. Nearly 25 tons of trash, the equivalent of four residential collection trucks, is loaded into a single transfer truck to haul to the landfill. By using transfer trucks, we reduce traffic, wear and tear on roadways, and greenhouse gas emissions.

What’s more, our transfer trucks are powered by clean-burning landfill gas generated by the trash at the Altamont. We are closing the loop on waste to create a greener, cleaner Alameda County.

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Transfer Pit
Where does my trash go after it leaves the curb?

 

Did You Know

The Altamont Landfill creates clean-burning fuel from trash to power our collection and transfer trucks.

Recycling Tip

Trash is not sorted to recover recyclables. Please separate organics and recyclables at your home and office.