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The Chiquita Canyon Landfill signed an agreement in 1997 during their last expansion to not accept sludge.  Below is an excerpt from the 1997 agreement where it states this:

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You can find a link to the full document here


In July 2011 the Cater Water Treatment in Santa Barbara approached Chiquita Canyon Landfill to take in sludge.  Below are the documents pertaining to Chiquita Canyon Landfill’s acceptance of this sludge and agreement to do so from July 2011 to June 2012.  The County served the landfill with a violation but no fine.  After receiving the fine, the landfill ceased accepting the sludge waste.


8/2/2012 – Notice of Violation From LA County to CCL for Sludge Acceptance

On August 28, 2012, Los Angeles County issued a Notice of Violation to Chiquita Canyon Landfill for sludge acceptance. Accepting sludge is in violation of their Conditional Use Permit. The …

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7/20/2011 – Invoice from CCL to Santa Barbara for Sludge Acceptance

Invoice from Chiquita Canyon Landfill to Cater Water Treatment after acceptance of their sludge waste  

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4/13/2012 – Chiquita Canyon Landfill Letter of Acceptance of Sludge

Chiquita Canyon Landfill Letter to Cater Water Treatment Plant in Santa Barbara with a bid to take their sludge waste.  

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7/12/2011 Santa Barbara Council Agenda Report – Sludge recommendation

City of Santa Barbara Council Agenda Report stating the recommendation of transfer of sludge waste to the Chiquita Canyon Landfill:

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