History of Waste and The Baylands

A Timeline

The area now known as the Palo Alto Baylands started as a waste disposal site in the early 20th century. Over time we learned how to better treat and dispose of our waste, and even convert some of it into useful energy. The landfills are now closed and being turned into additional parkland.

To view a timeline of this history, click this link.

( Landfill Timeline )

Last Updated: August 1, 2013