January 2018 Newsletter
24-Hour Hotline/Emergency Number: (877) 263-2561
What's New
Chiquita Canyon Landfill (CCL) held a "free disposal day" on December 2, 2017, for residents of Val Verde and Castaic. The next regularly-scheduled "free disposal day" will be held on Saturday, March 3, 2018. Each resident is allowed up to one-ton of disposal free of charge.
Regulatory and Permitting Activities
CCL has prepared a draft Joint Technical Document (JTD) in support of a revised Solid Waste Facilities Permit (SWFP) for the landfill. The draft JTD was submitted to the Local Enforcement Agency (LEA; Los Angeles County Department of Public Health) for review in December 2017. The revised SWFP will align allowable site operations with the new CUP.
Hotline and Emergency Log
In Q4 2017, CCL received no complaints for litter, noise, or fugitive dust. However, CCL did receive 11 odor complaints in Q4. None of these complaints resulted in a Notice of Violation by the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) or any other agency. For the majority of odor complaints, the odors were transient and fleeting, and had dissipated by the time staff from CCL could visit the location of the complaint, even when they were able to conduct an odor survey within 15 to 30 minutes of the complaint. In those cases where the odor was present during the odor survey and identifiable as to source, CCL took direct action to reduce or eliminate the source of odor:

  • On October 13, 2017, CCL received an odor complaint, verified the odor as the result of horizontal gas collector installation, and suspended gas well placement until meteorological conditions changed and the potential for offsite odors was eliminated.
  • On December 26, 2017, CCL received an odor complaint, verified the odor as the result of waste being placed, and adjusted ridgeline fan placement and direction of deodorizer from the perimeter misting system.

The complete complaint log for Q4 2017 is posted on CCL’s website at:
Summary of Progress and/or Annual Reports
For Q4 2017, CCL provided the following reports, which can be viewed at:
  • Chiquita Annual Rule 1150.1 Report 2017 (with quarterly monitoring reports and maps)
  • Chiquita Canyon Landfill Semi-Annual Groundwater Monitoring Report 2017 Third and Fourth Quarters
  • 2017 Annual Groundwater Monitoring Report
  • Annual Title V Compliance Certification, January 1 through December 31, 2017, and Semi-Annual Title V Monitoring Report, July 1 Through December 31, 2017