In accordance with County of Orange and OC Health Care Agency guidelines focused on reducing risk of spreading the coronavirus, effective March 12, 2020 all scheduled OCWR landfill tours through the end of April are cancelled. We will monitor the impacts of the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) situation to determine when we will be able to reschedule cancelled tours, conduct scheduled tours and begin scheduling new tours. Should the situation warrant, we will continue to cancel tours month by month effective May 1, 2020. We regret any inconvenience.
Welcome to the Frank R. Bowerman Landfill Tour Reservation page. Please see important information below and select your preferred date and time at the top right. You will receive email confirmation or someone will contact you with any questions. Enjoy the tour!
IMPORTANT TOUR INFORMATION:
Every person on the tour must print and sign a waiver, and bring it with to the tour. Landfill staff may shoot photos during the tour. If willing to be photographed, please sign the Photo Model Release form on the back of the waiver. Photos of tours may be used in the OC Waste & Recycling Annual Report and/or in digital and print informational materials. Click the link for a waiver form: Frank R. Bowerman Landfill Waiver.
OC Waste & Recycling (OCWR) requires each visitor to wear closed-toe shoes and long pants are desirable over shorts or dresses.
Each tour lasts approximately 90 minutes, including a pre-tour presentation, review of safety rules, and van tour.
The maximum number of visitors per tour is 13. There are no exceptions without advance request.
Please contact OC Waste & Recycling to make special arrangements for larger groups or for any special needs and accommodations. The contact link is at the bottom of this page above the map.
Please note: Groups of 14 or more may need to provide a van or bus and must be arranged separately.
Age Restrictions and WaiverChildren must be at least five years old. California Child Passenger Safety law applies. Guests are responsible for bringing and installing car seats when applicable.
Parents must sign for children under the age of 18. Signed waivers must be brought to the site on the day of the tour.
Cancellations If you are unable to attend a tour on your registered day, please cancel your registration through EventBrite or e-mail T0NXUkxhbmRmaWxsIHwgb2N3ciAhIG9jZ292ICEgY29t at least 24 hours before your scheduled tour.
Parking & Directions
Carpooling is advised as parking is limited. Access is available from the Santa Ana Freeway (I-5) or the San Diego Freeway (I-405). Exit at Sand Canyon Avenue. The major cross street is Portola Parkway.
When approaching the Frank R. Bowerman Landfill entrance, please stay in the far right lane and enter the Landfill Office parking lot. DO NOT ENTER THE TRUCK TOLL BOOTH ENTRANCE.
Please use the driving directions provided in these instructions, not from outside websites (i.e. Meetup).
Please follow the link below to take a survey about your Landfill Tour experience.
The mission of OC Waste & Recycling is to provide waste management services, protect the environment, and promote recycling in order to ensure a safe and healthy community for current and future generations.
OC Waste & Recycling offers free tours based on the availability of staff at our three sites. If the site you requested is unable to provide a tour on a particular day, please check the other two sites. Individual guests requesting a general tour may be grouped together.
Nearby HotelsFrank R. Bowerman Landfill, 11002 Bee Canyon Access Road, Irvine, United States