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Landfill Disposal Capacity In Los Angeles County County of Los Angeles Department of Public Works Emiko Thompson July 14, 2011 Government Perspective.

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1 Landfill Disposal Capacity In Los Angeles County County of Los Angeles Department of Public Works Emiko Thompson July 14, 2011 Government Perspective

2 OUTLINE  Countywide Disposal Quantities  Remaining In-County Capacity  Exports to Out-of-County Disposal Facilities  Long-Term Disposal Forecasts  Strategies to Meet Long-Term Capacity Needs

3 Historical Countywide Disposal Trend

4 2009 DISPOSAL QUANTITIES (includes all Jurisdictions in LA County) Los Angeles CountyTons/YearTons/Day% of Total In-County Landfills6.8 Million21,73074% Waste-to-Energy Facilities0.5 Million1,7206% Out-of-County Landfills1.8 Million5,70020% Total Disposed9.1 Million29,150 Notes : Includes imports: 103,000 tpy (330 tpd) Permitted Inert Waste Landfills: 87,400 tons (280 tpd)

5 2009 COUNTYWIDE DISPOSAL TOP 10 JURISDICTIONS

6 DISPOSAL FACILITIES IN LOS ANGELES COUNTY

7 REMAINING DISPOSAL CAPACITY for In-County Landfills as of 2009 Landfill Remaining Capacity * (million tons) Remaining Life (years) Antelope Valley7.428 Calabasas7.516 Chiquita Canyon7.310 Lancaster13.13 Puente Hills14.44 Scholl Canyon5.115 Sunshine Canyon (City/County) Others6.618 – 44 Total 142 million tons * Remaining permitted capacity based on a landfill operators’ survey (for planning period of 2009 through 2024)

8 EXPORTS TO OUT-OF-COUNTY DISPOSAL FACILITIES COUNTY 2009 (TONS) % OF TOTAL Riverside864,80049% Orange553,30031% Ventura274,20015% Kings68,2004% San Bernardino16,7001% Others2,1000.1% Total1,779,300100%

9 FORECASTING LONG-TERM DISPOSAL Scenarios: A.Status Quo Forecast B.Increased Exports Forecast C.Alternative Technologies Forecast

10 A. STATUS QUO FORECAST Assumptions: No large increases in Exports No increase in Diversion Rate No Alternative Technologies Shortfall expected in 2018 and increase to 4,800 tpd by 2024.

11 WASTE-BY-RAIL SYSTEM LOS ANGELES COUNTY North Riverside County Orange County Ventura County San Diego County M ESQUITE REGIONAL LANDFILL Salton Sea Imperial County 111 Joshua Tree National Park Union Pacific Main Line San Bernardino County Courtesy of Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County

12 Assumptions: Exports increase up to 16,000 tpd Diversion Rate increases by 1% per year up to 65% No Alternative Technologies Capacity is Adequate B. INCREASED EXPORTS FORECAST

13 ALTERNATIVES-TO-LANDFILL TECHNOLOGIES Southern California Conversion Technology

14 C. ALTERNATIVE TECHNOLOGIES FORECAST Assumptions: Alternative Tech. capacity increases to 10,000 tpd Diversion Rate increases by 1% per year up to 65% No large increases in Exports Capacity is Adequate

15 CONCLUSION Regional capacity needs can be met through: Waste Diversion and Recycling Programs Enhance MRF infrastructure Alternatives to Landfill Facilities Expand Existing Landfills Increase the Rate of Export

16 LACountySWIMS.org 2009 Annual Report Disposal Data Solid Waste Facilities CleanLA.com Waste Reduction and Recycling Programs Household Hazardous Waste SoCalConversion.org Conversion Technologies LACountyISWMTF.org LA County Integrated Waste Management Task Force THANK YOU Emiko Thompson


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