Chiquita Canyon Welcomes CalArts Students to Find their Art Work

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As the sixth annual Found Arts Scholarship competition got underway, Chiquita Canyon welcomed the CalArts students to start looking for the pieces to create their masterpiece. This year, 18 students are competing for the top three spots with $8,000 being given in scholarships.

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Chiquita Canyon Teams Up with CalArts for the Sixth Annual Found Arts Scholarship

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“This Found Art scholarship program with CalArts is a great way to artistically demonstrate the reuse of materials that have been discarded by society,” said Mike Dean of Chiquita Canyon. “Every year, we’re so impressed with the creativity expressed by students.”

Chiquita Canyon Landfill created the partnership with CalArts six years ago, with the idea being for the artists to demonstrate creativity using objects discarded by society at the landfill, according to the organizers.

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CHIQUITA CANYON PLANS DOWNSIZING FROM STATUS QUO

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At the Regional Planning Commission Hearing tonight, Chiquita Canyon will put the proposed project in the context of existing operations at the landfill.

“Chiquita Canyon landfill operations will actually be smaller in the future than what is currently happening today,” said Mike Dean, Division Vice President for Waste Connections.  “As a result, the impacts will be less.  Opponents cite our request to dispose of 12,000 tons per day of trash, however, in 2016 we had a peak day for all in-bound materials of 15,125 tons,” said Dean.

That same year, Chiquita Canyon handled more than 12,000 tons on 46 days.  The EIR analyzed impacts for a peak of 13,182 tons which is smaller than Chiquita’s current operations.  The peak in the proposed Conditional Use Permit is 12,000 tons per day.  As such, future landfill operations will be smaller than what presently exists today.

“Basically, if you are not impacted now you won’t be in the future,” said Dean.

By comparison, Chiquita Canyon is operating at higher volumes than Sunshine Canyon, with polar opposite compliance records.

  CHIQUITA CANYON SUNSHINE CANYON
NOTICES OF VIOLATION 1    (in 10+ years) 180  (in 8+ years)
CLASS ACTION LITIGATION NO YES
ORDERS OF ABATEMENT NO YES

 

“Chiquita Canyon Landfill is a well-run facility as evidenced by the cleanliness of the site and its excellent compliance record,” said Neal Bolton, the nation’s leading expert in landfill operations.