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 VVCA LANDFILL TASK GROUP

WELCOME TO THE VVCA LANDFILL TASK GROUP PAGE

The goals of this task group are to:

1. Distribute Information for residents about the Chiquita Canyon Landfill oversight etc. 

2. Provide a forum for community input

3. To support our representatives and residents for stronger advocacy 

4. Develop various strategies for representatives and residents to participate in associated processes

Below you will find related information to these goals. For more information please reach out to our group organizers. 

Join us FOR OUR COMMUNITY MEETINGS 
the 1st Monday of the month 5PM at the Castaic Community AME Church 
28918 Lincoln Avenue in Val Verde

These meetings are for local residents only and organized by local residents representing our community. At these meetings we distribute current information as well as hear from the community about any issues they may be experiencing regarding the landfill and ways we can support and advocate for each other.

Upcoming Group Events

  • Landfill Support Group
    Landfill Support Group
    Multiple Dates
    Mon, Jul 15
    Castaic Community AME Church
    Jul 15, 2024, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
    Castaic Community AME Church, 28918 Lincoln Ave, Val Verde, CA 91384, USA
    Jul 15, 2024, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
    Castaic Community AME Church, 28918 Lincoln Ave, Val Verde, CA 91384, USA
    Join your neighbors in a safe and supportive space to share your challenges, concerns, and issues stemming from the Chiquita Canyon Landfill. This is an informal and welcoming group providing peer support and outside resources.
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  • Landfill Task Group Meeting-Residents only
    Landfill Task Group Meeting-Residents only
    Multiple Dates
    Mon, Aug 05
    Castaic Community AME Church
    Aug 05, 2024, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM PDT
    Castaic Community AME Church, 28918 Lincoln Ave, Castaic, CA 91384, USA
    Aug 05, 2024, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM PDT
    Castaic Community AME Church, 28918 Lincoln Ave, Castaic, CA 91384, USA
    Join us FOR OUR COMMUNITY MEETINGS These meetings are for local residents only and organized by local residents representing our community. At these meetings we distribute current information as well
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IN THE NEWS

WHAT YOU CAN DO...

IF YOU SMELL THE LANDFILL...

Report the odor as well as any related health issues you may experiencing from the odors to the Southern California Air Quality Management District (AQMD) 

IF YOU WANT TO CHECK YOUR AIR QUALITY

Visit Val Verde Air Monitoring Website under 'AQ Data'

https://www.vvamp.org/public-air-quality-data

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IF YOU ARE EXPERIENCING HEALTH ISSUES YOU BELIEVE ARE RELATED TO THE LANDFILL...

Contact the La County Department of Public Health Nurse Assigned to this issue:

Alberto Rivadenayra, Public Health Nurse

tox@ph.lacounty.gov

(626)430-9821

PARTICIPATE IN 40TH DISTRICT SURVEY TO GATHER COMMUNITY INPUT

Brief survey to gather local data on the impacts of the Chiquita Canyon Landfill:

https://lcmspubcontact.lc.ca.gov/PublicLCMS/SurveysDirect_v2.php?district=AD40&survey=376

APPLY FOR THE CHIQUITA CANYON LANDFILL UTILITY RELIEF GRANT PROGRAM

You can apply online:

https://chiquitacanyonlandfillrelief.lacda.org/

 

If you need in person help:

Wednesdays from 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Castaic Library
27971 Sloan Canyon Road

Castaic, CA 91384

GET A FREE AIR FILTER OR REPLACEMENT FILTERS

If you live in Hasley Canyon, Hasley Hills, Hillcrest, Live Oak, North Bluff, Williams Ranch or Val Verde and still require an air filter, please CLICK HERE and the landfill staff will contact you to schedule a pick-up.

If you are a senior or physically unable to pick up the air filtration devices, they will schedule a drop off appointment.

Residents who live in communities surrounding the Landfill may pick up air filters and filter replacements at the Castaic Library during normal business hours. The Library is located at 27971 Sloan Canyon Rd, Castaic, CA 91384.

IF YOU WANT TO CONTACT, ADVOCATE AND/OR ACTIVATE ASSOCIATED DEPARTMENTS AND REPRESENTATIVES

Utilize the Regulatory Agency Contact List to find the departments or individuals you want to reach out too.

Review it below 

Link to the Contact sheet: https://planning.lacounty.gov/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/CCL-Resources-Contact-List.pdf

IF YOU WANT TO ATTEND RELATED MEETINGS

We are working on monthly lists of upcoming meetings and will post it here

RE-OCCURING COMMUNITY MEETINGS

CHIQUITA CANYON LANDFILL COMMUNITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Date: 2nd Tuesday of each month

Time: 6:00PM

Location: Castaic Library27971 Sloan Canyon Road - Castaic, CA

Website:

https://planning.lacounty.gov/public-hearings-and-meetings/chiquita-canyon-landfill/community-advisory-committee/

Contact: Bob Lewis, Chair - cclcac9@yahoo.com

TECHNICAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Date & Time: Visit Website

Location: DPW Headquarters 900 South Fremont Avenue, Conference Room C - Alhambra

Website:

https://planning.lacounty.gov/public-hearings-and-meetings/chiquita-canyon-landfill/technical-advisory-committee/

Contact: Ai-Viet Huynh | ahuynh@planning.lacounty.gov

COMMUNITY INFORMATION MEETING - FACILITATED BY CHIQUITA CANYON LANDFILL

Date: 2nd Thursday of each month

Time: 6:00PM

Location: Zoom https://wasteconnections.zoom.us/j/98827621164

Website: https://chiquitacanyon.com/reports/odor-mitigation

Contact: Steve Cassulo | steven.cassulo@wasteconnections.com

CASTAIC AREA TOWN COUNCIL

Date: 3rd Wednesday of each month

Time: 6:30PM

Location: Online -- Link available on website 

Website: https://www.castaictowncouncil.org

Contact: Bob Lewis | catcregion4@gmail.com

IF YOU WANT TO TAKE LEGAL ACTION...

Discuss your options with us at our community meetings or with the team at Sethi Orchid Miner LLP 

Website: https://www.somlawyers.com/

Contact: 

(855) 588-7664

admin@somlawyers.com

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

CONTACT INFORMATION AND DEPARTMENTS

The Los Angeles County Department of Planning has compiled a list of Regulatory Agencies for the Chiquita Canyon Landfill that can be found at this address: 

https://planning.lacounty.gov/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/CCL-Resources-Contact-List.pdf

Below is a localized version of the pdf for your convenience

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