Use of a third 60-foot flare was approved by the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) late last week as a way of further mitigating the strong odors coming from Chiquita Canyon Landfill.
SCAQMD’s approval followed a review and approval of the flare by the United States Environmental Protection Agency.
SCAQMD issued its approval of the flare on September 28, 2023. The flare’s foundation was then permitted by Los Angeles County Public Works’ Building and Safety Division a day later. The privately-owned Chiquita Canyon Landfill is now authorized to operate a total of three flares.
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