Click here for the Six-Month Status Update (April 2013 to October 2013) from the Department of Public Works to the County of Los Angeles Board of Supervisors on the advancement of conversion technology development in Los Angeles County.
THIS IS NOTICE that the Executive Officer intends to approve, as set forth in the attached draft letter, a liner design report (Report) for Cell CC-3B at the Landfill that was submitted to the Regional Board on July 9, 2013. Comments on this matter must be in writing, addressed to Dr. Wen Yang, Chief of the Land Disposal Unit, and received at the Regional Board Office by the close of business on August 19, 2013.
The Report provides the design and construction infmmation of an approximate 20-acre area within the permitted footprint of the Landfill, including design review, liner and leachate collection systems, geological conditions, slope stability, and surface water management.
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New statistics from the state Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery, also known as CalRecycle, shows that 29.3 million tons of trash were disposed statewide last year. That’s 4.3 pounds per day per person and a slight reduction from the 4.4 pounds per day per person in 2011 when 29.9 million tons were disposed. The population also increased from 37.4 million in 2011 to 37.7 million last year.
“Each incremental step in waste diversion puts the state closer to our goal of 75% recycling,” said CalRecycle Director Caroll Mortensen in a statement. “The public is doing its part by being conscious of what we throw out and thinking about recycling and reuse. We at CalRecycle will continue to do our part by supporting recycling businesses and other waste diversion infrastructure that create green jobs and help achieve our goal.”
Last year’s disposal decrease continues a downward trend started in 2005 when 42.5 million tons of waste were discarded, the state said.
The vast majority of waste, 99%, went to California landfills and about 1% was exported to out-of-state landfills, CalRecycle said.
Date: May 22, 2013
Source: Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County
The Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County has abandoned its 13-year quest to develop a mammoth rail-served landfill at Eagle Mountain, about 100 miles to the east, near the Joshua Tree National Park. The site is currently owned by Ontario-based Mine Reclamation Corp. (MRC). The 4,654-acre landfill would have taken up to 20,000 tons of waste per day brought by rail from communities in Los Angeles County. The fate of the site, which was formerly an iron mine owned by Kaiser Steel, has been disputed and litigated since the early 90s. Kaiser Steel declared bankruptcy in 1987. Its successor company, Kaiser Ventures, now owns a majority interest in MRC.
The Sanitation Districts decision to Continue reading
The City of Los Angeles is proposing to adopt and implement an ordinance to ban single-use plastic carryout bags, charge a fee on paper bags, and promote the use of reusable bags at specified retailers in the City of Los Angeles. The Final EIR is available at City of Los Angeles Bureau of Sanitation, 1149 S. Broadway, 5th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90015; at www.lacitysan.org under What’s New…; and at the following public libraries:
- Central Library, 630 W 5th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071
- Van Nuys Branch Library, 6250 Sylmar Ave., Van Nuys, CA 91401
- West L. A. Regional Branch Library, 11360 Santa Monica Bl., Los Angeles, CA 90025
- San Pedro Regional Branch Library, 931 S. Gaffey Street, San Pedro, CA 90731
- Granada Hills Branch, 10640 Petit Avenue, Granada Hills, CA 91344
Owners of a troubled, closed landfill in Missouri are offering to pay for lodging for area residents while work at the site is expected to increase odors in the weeks ahead.
Republic Services Inc. has been working to mitigate odors from the Bridgeton landfill near St. Louis and said this week it would provide temporary housing for certain area residents between May 20 and June 14.
“We want to be a good neighbor to those around us. That is why we have volunteered to cover the costs of temporary housing for residents who may be impacted by the odor,” said Tim Trost, an area president for Republic Services, in a statement.
About 270 households are being offered the relocation assistance while the company works on what it calls the reinforced concrete pipe abandonment project.
“This phase of the work focuses on eliminating odor conduits created by reinforced concrete pipes. It will also make the site safer for all onsite workers, and must be completed to prepare the landfill surface for an additional plastic cap on the south quarry,” the company said in a statement.
Republic Services, based in Phoenix, will pay hotel lodging, fees and taxes for local residents. Those electing to stay with a friend or relative will receive $125 per week as an “inconvenience payment,” the company said.
Republic Services has spent millions in an effort to control odors from the landfill, but the situation has gotten so bad that Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster has sued the company seeking an end to what he called “terrible, ongoing odor problems.”
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STAFF REPORT UPDATE ON RE-VEGETATION AT SUNSHINE CANYON CITY/COUNTY LANDFILL
Republic Services, Inc. (Republic) submitted the First Quarter 2013 Vegetation Project Status Report for the Sunshine Canyon City/County Landfill, dated April 30, 2013 (attached). The
Status Report is a requirement of Condition 18 of the Finding of Conformance granted to the Landfill by the Task Force on December 18, 2008.
The Status Report provides the progress of re-vegetation projects undertaken during the first quarter of 2013 as well as re-vegetation projects anticipated to be implemented during the
second quarter of 2013.
Update on County and City Sides
- Interim areas will be seeded, amended, or mulched in the latter part of 2013 to take advantage of winter rains.
- Weed abatement was completed on a section of the south City area. Republic anticipates performing weed abatement as necessary and when weather permits.
Update on County Side
- Conditions on the County Side sage mitigation area remain unchanged.
- A substantial portion of the County-side mitigation area continues to be bare and problematic for vegetation to become established.
Update on City Side
- In the pilot project area, the vegetation and soil surface layer on the lower deck has been cleared and the soil prepared for planting native vegetation. Soil amendments have been worked into the soil, and the irrigation system is in place.
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