Chiquita Canyon’s parent company, Waste Connections, aligns its major financial contributions with its goal to further advance environmental sustainability. For example, Waste Connections’ first major grant helped establish the Global Waste Research Institute, developed in conjunction with California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. The GWRI’s mission is to advance state-of-the-art research and development of sustainable technologies and practices to more effectively manage existing and emerging wastes and byproducts.
Tire-Derived Aggregate Used at Chiquita Canyon
Chiquita Canyon has also utilized tire-derived aggregate (TDA) as a substitute for gravel in its landfill gas collection system. This project incorporated approximately 1,470 tons of Type A TDA, which diverted a total of 147,123 California waste tires from the waste stream. The project was funded in part by a grant from CalRecycle.