Archive for December, 2018

CHIQUITA CANYON EMPLOYEES AND FAMILIES BUILD AND DELIVER 85 NEW BIKES

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Chiquita Canyon, an innovative local business that is home to a 9.2 megawatt clean energy facility, continued its legacy as a good neighbor by helping make the holiday season a little brighter for children at the Child & Family Center, Helping Our Children Santa Clarita, Val Verde, and the Boys and Girls Club of Santa Clarita Valley.  Dozens of bicycles that were assembled by landfill employees and their families over the weekend were delivered today to the nonprofit organizations as part of Waste Connection’s 17th Annual Christmas Promise Bike Build program.

“Chiquita Canyon is always honored and excited to constantly support and contribute to our local nonprofits,” said Steve Cassulo, District Manager of Chiquita Canyon. “There is no greater feeling than watching the children receive these gifts, and even more, seeing their faces and excitement because for some it is their first bike.”

Christmas Promise Bike Build is a Waste Connections annual tradition of providing thousands of bicycles for underprivileged children across the country. Now in its seventeenth year, with the help from partners and local businesses, Christmas Promise Bike Build purchases and assembles bikes each holiday season and donates them to local charities. The build-a-bike program is donating more than 2,000 bicycles this year to organizations throughout the United States.

Locally, Chiquita Canyon built and delivered 85 bikes today to the Child & Family Center, Helping Our Children Santa Clarita, Val Verde, and the Boys and Girls Club just in time for the holiday season. These organizations are invaluable nonprofit community organizations which help build a healthy Santa Clarita Valley by providing to children, adults and families.

“The Boys & Girls Club is extremely grateful for the continued support of Chiquita Canyon, not just for this but for their constant support for events throughout the year,” said Boys & Girls Club CEO Matt Nelson. “This Club relies on the community and its support, and Chiquita Canyon has done just that to help us proudly support the children of this Valley.”

CHIQUITA CANYON SUCCESSFULLY IMPLEMENTS THEIR FIRST RECYCLING AND EDUCATION PROGRAM IN 2018

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CHIQUITA CANYON SUCCESSFULLY IMPLEMENTS THEIR FIRST RECYCLING AND EDUCATION PROGRAM IN 2018

 At the beginning of the year, Chiquita Canyon implemented a successful recycling public awareness and education program for Santa Clarita Valley residents.

 Castaic, Calif. (December 17, 2018) – To comply with their Conditional Use Permit, Chiquita Canyon Landfill implemented a recycling public awareness and education program for residents of the Santa Clarita Valley. With their mission to strive for a cleaner and healthier Santa Clarita Valley, Chiquita Canyon assisted the public with properly recycling materials.

“We are very excited to be closing out a successful year, specifically with our recycling program that we started just 12 months ago,” stated Steve Cassulo, District Manager for Chiquita Canyon. “As we’ve mentioned, we wanted to show the residents of Santa Clarita that we are a good neighbor and the turnout that we received throughout the year with community members bringing their items showed just that.”

Chiquita Canyon accepted recycling for mattresses, electronic waste, household hazardous waste, white goods, and metal. Chiquita created a page on their website that gave residents information on what could be recycled and how to go about bringing their items to the facility.

Furthermore, Chiquita Canyon provided resources to recycle plastic bags, mobile devices, and clothing as well as Los Angeles County’s household hazardous waste and e-waste schedule.

ABOUT CHIQUITA CANYON
Permitted for more than 50 years, Chiquita Canyon is a regional landfill that provides the Santa Clarita Valley and surrounding Los Angeles communities with environmentally safe and efficient waste disposal services.  Chiquita Canyon is located in Castaic, California, approximately 3 miles west of the Interstate 5 on State Route 126 in the Santa Clarita Valley.

 Chiquita Canyon, like other solid waste landfills, over time generates gases which are safely converted into a valuable source of clean energy.  Chiquita deploys a state-of-the-art gas recovery system to collect and convert the gas, generating clean energy for 10,000 homes.