Whatever the reason, I decided to show people just how easy it is to visit the landfill.
I go to the El Sobrante Landfill in Corona, which is less than 10 miles away from Lake Mathews Dam where the couch shown above was dumped.
The entrance to the El Sobrante Landfill is on Dawson Canyon Road off of Temescal Canyon Road. The first place you reach when you drive up the road to the landfill is the weigh station. The basic process is very simple:
My most recent trip cost me $11.
If you plan to go more than once, the attendant can give you a sticker with the weight of your empty vehicle. This will allow you to pay when you enter and skip the scale on the way out. I do this, and it is definitely more convenient.
For official information about this and other landfills around Riverside County, visit the Riverside Waste Management Department’s website.El Sobrante Landfill