In his article published Tuesday, Glendale News-Press columnist Carl Raggio identifies some of the major problems facing Glendale in 2008 and provides some creative solutions to these problems (“Community should lead by example,” From The Other Side, Jan. 8).
I am particularly interested in the most mundane of the problems — trash disposal. As Raggio notes, “there are limits as to how high and how wide we can pile trash in Scholl Canyon.”
That caught my attention, since I live in Scholl Canyon or, as it is more commonly called, Glenoaks Canyon.
Raggio applauds the Glendale City Council for contracting with Los Angeles County to study the environmental impact of expanding the capacity of the Scholl Canyon Landfill. Assuming that it continues to receive trash at the current level, the Scholl Canyon Landfill (referred to by neighboring residents as “the dump”) is designed to operate until 2020, at which time it is expected to be full. A preliminary report states that a number of other operating landfills in the area will be closed by 2020 and “a shortfall of in-county disposal is expected.”