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Officials Move to Hire a Company to Monitor Chiquita Canyon Landfill

Officials Move to Hire a Company to Monitor Chiquita Canyon Landfill

The measure would approve up to $410,813 a year for UltraSystems Environmental to assist the county in monitoring the landfill for at least five years.

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors recently approved a motion to hire an environmental company to keep tabs on what gets dumped at the Chiquita Canyon Landfill in Santa Clarita Valley, Calif.

The measure would approve up to $410,813 a year for UltraSystems Environmental to assist the county in monitoring the landfill for at least five years. The amount is not to exceed $4.518 million, according to The Signal, and costs will be covered by the owner of the landfill, Chiquita Canyon LLC.

In 2017, the Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to expand the Chiquita Canyon Landfill, despite opposition from activists and some residents. The ruling marked a victory for Waste Connections, which sought expansion of the landfill to extend its life beyond its projected closure by November 2019.

In response, three Santa Clarita environmental groups filed litigation. The landfill has been operating beyond its maximum ton capacity via a temporary waiver granted by the director of regional planning.

The Signal has more details:

County officials paying close attention to what gets dumped, and how much gets dumped, at Chiquita Canyon Landfill are getting some help monitoring the operation — up to $4.5 million worth of monitoring.

On Tuesday, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved a motion to hire an environmental company for up to $410,813 a year to assist the county in monitoring the Chiquita Canyon Landfill for at least five years, an amount not to exceed $4.518 million.

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