Chiquita Canyon Community Relief Program

 

Chiquita Canyon Landfill is experiencing an elevated temperature landfill (ETLF) event or reaction deep underground in an older, inactive portion of the Landfill. This ETLF event has caused an increase in the production of landfill gas and liquids at the Landfill, and an increase in corresponding odors.  The current data and evaluation by experts, including an independent health risk evaluation conducted at the direction of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, show that there are no anticipated long-term health impacts from these odors.  However, the study by the Department of Public Health states, and Chiquita recognizes, that odors may cause short-term health impacts or otherwise affect the quality of life. For a copy of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health study please click here.

 

 

Chiquita previously released $3.5 million in funding to Los Angeles County for the Chiquita Canyon Landfill Utility Relief Program. This Program is run by the Los Angeles County Development Authority and is accepting applications through March 31, 2024.  For more information please here.

 

Chiquita is now opening its own Community Relief Program designed to assist the Landfill’s neighbors by providing funding for the following expenses associated with odor mitigation:

In order to obtain funding through the community relief program, please fill out the Application by clicking here. You must register and obtain a Unique Household ID prior to applying online. Register your household here or by calling (833) 425-8787. After registering, you may apply online. 

 

The forms are available in English and Spanish. The Application asks basic demographic questions including name, address, and the number of people in the residence, in order to determine the appropriate amount of funding. The application will require proof of residence. However, you will not need to submit receipts or proof of expenses in order to qualify for funding. At this time, funding will be available on a monthly basis. To receive additional payments, you must recertify each month that the basic facts on your Application have not changed and provide updated proof of residence.

 

Your Legal Rights and Options

Deadline
Submit a Claim FormTo get settlement benefits for a Documented Loss Payment, Credit Monitoring and Insurance Services, or a Cash Fund Payment, you must submit a Claim Form.June 20, 2024
Exclude YourselfGet no settlement benefits. Keep your right to file your own lawsuit against the Defendant about the legal claims in this case.May 20, 2024
ObjectTell the Court why you do not like the settlement. You will still be bound by the settlement if the Court approves it.May 20, 2024
Do NothingGet no settlement benefits. Be bound by the settlement. 

Funding is currently available for residents of the neighborhoods identified in the below map, which includes the neighborhoods of Val Verde, Live Oak, Hasley Hills, Hillcrest Parkway, Hasley Canyon, and Stevenson Ranch. The scope of the program is under continuous evaluation. If you believe you are impacted, but do not live in an area identified on this map, please fill out the application. If the scope of the funding changes at a later date, your application will be considered then.
 

 

On the application, you may indicate whether you are interested in receiving an air filtration device. Receipt of such device will not impact the total amount of funding you are provided. There are two types of devices available, and replacement filters are available for each:

Chiquita has also distributed over 1,000 California Air Resources Board (CARB) Certified air filtration devices to residents in the surrounding communities. More information about this air filtration device is available here: [insert] These filtration devices and replacement filters continue to be available to residents for pick up at the Castaic Library during normal business hours. The library is located at 27971 Sloan Canyon Road, Castaic, CA 91384. 

 

Chiquita is also offering a new and larger model of air purifier. More information about this air filtration device is available here: [insert] If you select this option, a representative from the Landfill will reach out to you about options for picking the device.  
 

This website is authorized by the Chiquita Canyon Community Relief Program, supervised by Waste Connections and controlled by the Chiquita Canyon Landfill Community Relief Administrator. This is the only authorized website for this Program.

For more information please,

Call: (833) 425 - 8787

 

Mail: Chiquita Landfill Community Relief

c/o Chiquita Canyon Landfill Community Relief Administrator
PO Box 225391
New York, NY 10150-5391