Los Angeles County will launch the first of two community relief programs for households that have been impacted by odors stemming from the Chiquita Canyon Landfill this coming Monday, October 2.
The Chiquita Canyon Landfill Utility Relief Grant Program will reimburse residents of Val Verde, Castaic, and surrounding communities for their electric utility expenses incurred between May 1, 2023 through October 31, 2023.
“This is a first step in bringing support to the residents who, day in and day out, are dealing with odors coming from Chiquita Canyon Landfill,” stated Supervisor Kathryn Barger. “Many households have racked up high electricity bills by keeping their windows shut and constantly running their air conditioning systems as a way to keep the smell from penetrating their homes further. While the County’s team of experts works with the landfill’s owner, state, and federal agencies to address the root cause of the problem at hand, I’m hopeful this will bring some relief.”
Click HERE to read more.