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Puente Hills Landfill in California Could Be Transformed into a Park

The park would include a visitor center and a view of the San Gabriel Valley.

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is expected to approve a $5 million plan that would transform the inactive Puente Hills Landfill in California into a park equipped with a visitor center.

The inactive landfill currently has a 500-foot-tall “trash hill” that provides "a great panoramic view of the San Gabriel Valley," says Paul Prestia, a division engineer at the Los Angeles County Sanitation District.

Curbed LA has more information:

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is expected to approve a plan today to turn the Puente Hills Landfill—the largest municipal dump in the US, when it was active—into an enormous park, reports KPCC. Supervisors are expected to OK spending $5 million to build a visitor center at the foot of the landfill and to greenlight a master plan "that will eventually result in a park on the 117 acres at the peak of Puente Hills."

The landfill, located near where the 60 and 605 freeways meet, spans about one square mile and includes a "trash hill" that’s 500 feet tall. It’s been out-of-service for three years now.

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