Scholl Canyon Landfill – What’s the Deal?

Scholl Canyon Landfill Expansion – What Do I Need to Know?

At our upcoming August 5 meeting, the Eagle Rock Neighborhood Council will vote to send a letter in response to the draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) that was recently published about the potential expansion of the Scholl Canyon Landfill in Glendale.

But before we do, we’d like to hear from you.

Read on for details, and please check out the “important dates” section below.

What is This “EIR” You Speak Of?

The draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) is the result of a years-long study by the Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County, of the potential impacts of expanding the Scholl Canyon landfill. The EIR presents the pros and cons of several expansion scenarios, and also includes the option of not expanding the landfill at all. (In all of the scenarios, the landfill will eventually close for good; it’s just a matter of when.)

In a hurry? Click this link for a one-page summary of the EIR and contact info. (PDF)

Got some time? Here’s a direct link to the Executive Summary (PDF), which gives a broader overview of the options.

Want to do it right? Click this link to read the entire EIR on the City of Glendale’s website.

Note: the City of Glendale site in in blog format; scroll halfway down the page to find the entry for the EIR, which contains direct links to all the sections.

If you care about this issue, you really should explore the whole EIR, since it contains photos of the potential visual impact on Eagle Rock, as well as discusses the “no-build” option.

But Isn’t Scholl Canyon in Glendale?
Why Should I Care?

The landfill may be in Glendale, but access is through Eagle Rock — specifically, the 134 West offramp by the Eagle Rock Recreation Center, and the stub of north Figueroa that becomes Scholl Canyon Road, are the heavily-used “front door” to the dump. Trucks rumble through here all day, every day, carrying refuse to the dump — which is not open to City of L.A. residents.

(The back door to the dump, if there were one, would be the lovely Glendale neighborhood of Glenoaks Canyon. No garbage trucks go through here, nor will they ever.)

The EIR lists all the health and environmental effects of extending the dump’s life by a decade or more. These are cumulative, since daily use of the landfill would remain the same. An immediate effect of expansion, however, would be aesthetic: a section of the ridge behind the 134 Freeway, and the visual backdrop of our main drag of Colorado Boulevard, is the back side of the dump. This is the area that would be expanded, and the visual impacts of increased vehicular traffic and night-time lighting on Eagle Rock are some of the issues discussed in the EIR.

 

Important Dates

JULY 31 – PUBLIC MEETING AT EAGLE ROCK REC

If you go to only one meeting, this should be it: On Thursday, July 31, at 6:30pm, there will be an important public informational meeting at the Eagle Rock Rec Center, 1100 Eagle Vista Drive, hosted by Councilmember Huizar. Personnel from the City of Glendale will be there to answer your questions.

This is an informational meeting only; if you have an opinion or comment, you still need send it through the proper channels (see below). For more information about the meeting, call Councilmember Huizar’s office at (323) 254-5295 or email lauren.ballard@lacity.org.

AUGUST 5 – ERNC MONTHLY MEETING

At this meeting, the ERNC will vote to send an official response, on behalf of Eagle Rock, to the EIR. We’ll recap the July 31 meeting for those who couldn’t attend, and listen to your comments.

AUGUST 29 – COMMENT PERIOD DEADLINE

Earlier in the summer, both Councilmember Huizar and the ERNC sent letters asking that the comment period for the EIR be lengthened, so that Eagle Rock could weigh in on the EIR. The City of Glendale and the Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts agreed to extend the deadline, twice; the new deadline for comments is August 29. Note that the deadline listed on the City of Glendale site is still July 31; however, comments will be accepted until August 29.

 

Where Do I Send My Comments?

All comments must be in writing.

You can snail-mail comments to:

Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County
Attention: Ms. Debra Bogdanoff
1955 Workman Mill Road
Whittier, CA 90601

You can email comments to:

sclfeir@lacsd.org
cc: info@eaglerockcouncil.org
cc: lauren.ballard@lacity.org

What’s going on this Weekend?

Saturday, July 12 6-10pm @ 5024 Eagle Rock Blvd

Saturday, July 12
6-10pm
@ Leanna Lin’s Wonderland, 5024 Eagle Rock Blvd

Second Saturday Gallery Night Visit www.http://nelaart.org/ for more details on openings

Saturday, July 12
Second Saturday Gallery Night
Visit www.http://nelaart.org/ for more details on openings

Saturday, July 12 Call 888-349-7388 for timed appointment North Central Animal Shelter, 3201 Lacy Street

Saturday, July 12
Call 888-349-7388 for timed appointment
North Central Animal Shelter, 3201 Lacy Street

Saturday, July 12 - 12-9pm Sunday, July 13 - 12-9pm @ Echo Park Lake, 751 Echo Park Ave.

Saturday, July 12 – 12-9pm
Sunday, July 13 – 12-8pm
@ Echo Park Lake, 751 Echo Park Ave.

Saturday, July 12 3-7pm @ 55 Degree Wine, 3111 Glendale Blvd.

Saturday, July 12
3-7pm
@ 55 Degree Wine, 3111 Glendale Blvd.

Have an event you want to publicize through the Eagle Rock Neighborhood Council? Email us a flyer or a link (or both) at info@ernc.la.

What’s going on this Weekend?

Friday, July 4th 4pm - 9pm Grand Park, downtown Los Angeles

Friday, July 4th
4pm – 9pm
Grand Park, downtown Los Angeles

Week of July 5-10 Colombo's Italian Restaurant, 1833 Colorado Blvd.

Week of July 5-10
Colombo’s Italian Restaurant, 1833 Colorado Blvd.

Then we have the upcoming free spay and neuter clinic on July 12. You do need appointments so call early as spots are limited.

Spay and Neuter

Saturday, July 12 Call 888-349-7388 for timed appointment North Central Animal Shelter, 3201 Lacy Street

Saturday, July 12
Call 888-349-7388 for timed appointment
North Central Animal Shelter, 3201 Lacy Street

Have an event you want to publicize through the Eagle Rock Neighborhood Council? Email us a flyer or a link (or both) at info@ernc.la.

What’s going on this weekend?

Saturday, June 28 10am to 3pm @ Center for the Arts, 2225 Colorado Blvd.

Saturday, June 28
10am to 3pm
@ Center for the Arts, 2225 Colorado Blvd.

Sunday, June 29 5pm till late @ Eagle Rock Rec Center, 1100 Eagel Vista Drive

Sunday, June 29
5pm till late
@ Eagle Rock Rec Center, 1100 Eagel Vista Drive

June 27, 4pm - 7pm  June 28, 10am - 4pm @ Pasadena Humane Society, 361 S. Raymond Avenue, Pasadena

June 27, 4pm – 7pm
June 28, 10am – 4pm
@ Pasadena Humane Society, 361 S. Raymond Avenue, Pasadena

Have an event you want to publicize through the Eagle Rock Neighborhood Council? Email us a flyer or a link (or both) to info@ernc.la.

What’s going on this Weekend?

Saturday,  June 21

Saturday, June 21 8pm @ California Plaza

Saturday, June 21 10am @ York & Ave. 50

Saturday, June 21 10am @ York & Ave. 50

Sunday, June 22 11am @ Eagle Rock Recreation Center

Sunday, June 22
11am @ Eagle Rock Recreation Center

Have an event you want to publicize through the Eagle Rock Neighborhood Council? Email us a flyer or a link (or both) at info@ernc.la.