At the GOCHA Annual Meeting held on September 11, 2019, Justin King and Marie Freeman presented a report about the current landfill proposal.
Just prior to the meeting, a public documents search and communication with Maurice Oillataguerre, GWP Environmental Programs Administrator, confirmed that the City of Glendale has withdrawn the proposed expansion project at Scholl Canyon Landfill. In addition, the 2017 (published in 2019) L.A. County Public Works annual report of waste management stated that Scholl expansion was no longer planned. Councilman Gharpetian, guest speaker at the Glendale Environmental Coalition on September 8, confirmed that both the expansion and the anaerobic digestion projects had been withdrawn. Preliminary investigations found the anaerobic digestion project to be too complicated and too expensive, and no final proposal or report was produced. These withdrawals, however, do not preclude future developments on the landfill. The public must remain vigilant and informed and support closure of the landfill when it reaches its legal limits by 2028 or sooner.
This is a big win for us, but in the meantime, we need to stay informed and continue to monitor the situation. You can see the presentation here: