Mesquite Regional Landfill Site

This proposed "Megadump" for Los Angeles' waste is still in the works. Under the proposal, trash would come by train to this remote desert site, and a pile as high as a 30-story building, and over three miles long, would form over coming years. Rock from the nearby Mesquite Gold Mine would be used as overburden for the dump. One of three desert sites considered for a "megafill" landfill site for Los Angeles (the others are the Eagle Mountain Mine, and Bristol Dry Lake, near Amboy). This is the only one being developed.