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Preliminary proposal to expand Glendale landfill riles Eagle Rock residents

A landfill in The Riverside County Waste Management Department
A landfill in The Riverside County Waste Management Department

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A draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) from the city on Glendale on a proposal to expand the Scholl Canyon landfill has angered residents of neighboring Eagle Rock. The 535-acre dump is located in Glendale and serves that city, along with Pasadena, San Marino and other communities. It doesn’t, however, take trash from Eagle Rock, even though trash trucks must go through that community in order to reach the landfill.

"We have had a raw deal for the city of Los Angeles for many, many years." Los Angeles City Councilman Jose Huizar told NBC Los Angeles. "We live with the air pollution, we live with the noise, we live with the impact to our streets, yet we are not allowed to use the landfill."

The Glendale proposal would increase the amount of trash disposed at the Scholl Canyon facility by up to 8 million tons. The Glendale City Council must approve the plan before it could move forward.  The public comment period for the draft Environmental Impact Report ends August 29.


Scott Ochoa, City Manager, City of Glendale

Rick Coca, Communications Director and Senior Advisor to Los Angeles City Councilmember Jose Huizar, who represents the 14th District - encompassing Eagle Rock