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Los Angeles County departments are working collectively to help support residents in the areas of Val Verde, Live Oak, and Hasley Hills who are experiencing strong odors emanating from the Chiquita Canyon Landfill. While experts work to address issues around the cause of the odors, County departments are engaged with the communities to provide information, and build a transparent, collaborative, and equitable approach to understanding the incident. To learn more about the status of the County’s efforts, please view the progress summary chart.

Utility Relief Program

The Utility Relief Program was launched to provide assistance to residents living in proximity to the Chiquita Canyon Landfill. The Utility Relief Program will provide financial assistance to those who took proactive action to mitigate the odor impacts to their homes, including using air conditioning continuously during hot summer months.  For more information, please visit the program website.

Local Resident Air Filter Program

Chiquita Canyon Landfill understands that in recent weeks its neighbors have been submitting complaints of odors to the South Coast Air Quality Management District. Chiquita Canyon Landfill believes the most likely source of any odors that may be coming from the Chiquita Canyon Landfill is an increase in the production of landfill gas (LFG) at the Landfill. Chiquita Canyon Landfill believes this increase in LFG is due to an abnormal biotic or abiotic process, also known as a landfill reaction, taking place within a portion of the Landfill waste mass. This reaction is not related to current operations.

Chiquita Canyon Landfill is currently implementing short-term odor mitigation efforts while we work with the appropriate government oversight and regulatory authorities to implement long-term solutions. Chiquita Canyon Landfill would like to offer nearby residents that are experiencing odors a California Air Resources Board (CARB) Certified air filtration device for use in your home. If you live in Hasley CanyonHasley HillsHillcrestLive OakNorth BluffWilliams Ranch or Val Verde and would like to receive an air filtration device, please complete and submit the local resident air purifier request form.
View this fact sheet for more information about air purifiers in English and Spanish.

To view a comprehensive list of regulatory agency contacts please view the following contact list.

County Agency Correspondences and Reports

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