Simi Valley’s Garbage Dump

Description: It’s not all sunsets and pretty pictures around here! Sometimes I look at a map and think, “What the heck is THAT?”

It’s something that stands out as ‘not like the others’, the area around it. It’s odd and I like odd.

In this case, I found the landfill (dump) for Simi Valley, very conveniently located just outside the city’s limits.

There is a larger mountain of covered trash behind the camera in this photo but this is the active area. For some reason trash fascinates me. All this stuff, just dumped in a hole or made into a mountain.

Aerial view of a commercial trash landfill operation.

Here’s the satellite view from Google Maps.

Note that is actually listed as a transfer station. I doubt anything is transferring out of here.

Location: Simi Valley, California, USA, North America

Photograph Copyright Peter West Carey. Image Available For Commercial Licensing (email)