Planning commissioners to tour landfill prior to public debate
A dozer pushes exposed trash at Chiquita Canyon Landfill. Dan Watson/ The Signal
By Jim Holt
Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

Regional planning commissioners poised to double the size of the Chiquita Canyon Landfill are expected to tour site Wednesday afternoon, just prior to a public hearing to discuss the proposed change.

Members of the Los Angeles County Regional Planning Commission are scheduled to take part in a “field trip” of the site between 3 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.

Members of the public are invited to join them on the tour but participants must be at the landfill office at 2 p.m. and be prepared to sign a release form.

All landfill visitors are expected to report to the site’s administrative office, on 29201 Henry Mayo Drive, off of Highway 126.

A public hearing is to follow the tour, beginning at 6 p.m. at Rancho Pico Junior High School, 26250 Valencia Boulevard, Stevenson Ranch.

At the hearing, commissioners are expected to authorize the continued operation and expansion of a Class 3 landfill.

What’s to be approved is the expansion of the existing landfill’s “waste footprint” from 257 acres to 400 acres – almost double.

The applicants – Chiquita Canyon Landfill LLC – who applied for what is essentially a zoning permit also want to increase its maximum elevation from 1,430 feet to 1,573 feet and increase its daily disposal limits from 6,000 tons of waste a day to 12,000 tons a day – again, double.

jholt@signalscv.com

661-287-5527

on Twitter @jamesarthurholt

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A dozer pushes exposed trash at Chiquita Canyon Landfill. Dan Watson/ The Signal

Planning commissioners to tour landfill prior to public debate

Regional planning commissioners poised to double the size of the Chiquita Canyon Landfill are expected to tour site Wednesday afternoon, just prior to a public hearing to discuss the proposed change.

Members of the Los Angeles County Regional Planning Commission are scheduled to take part in a “field trip” of the site between 3 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.

Members of the public are invited to join them on the tour but participants must be at the landfill office at 2 p.m. and be prepared to sign a release form.

All landfill visitors are expected to report to the site’s administrative office, on 29201 Henry Mayo Drive, off of Highway 126.

A public hearing is to follow the tour, beginning at 6 p.m. at Rancho Pico Junior High School, 26250 Valencia Boulevard, Stevenson Ranch.

At the hearing, commissioners are expected to authorize the continued operation and expansion of a Class 3 landfill.

What’s to be approved is the expansion of the existing landfill’s “waste footprint” from 257 acres to 400 acres – almost double.

The applicants – Chiquita Canyon Landfill LLC – who applied for what is essentially a zoning permit also want to increase its maximum elevation from 1,430 feet to 1,573 feet and increase its daily disposal limits from 6,000 tons of waste a day to 12,000 tons a day – again, double.

jholt@signalscv.com

661-287-5527

on Twitter @jamesarthurholt