Los Angeles Times, March 18, 2006: City to Pay More, But Dump Less

The council agrees to pay millions to divert some trash from Sunshine Canyon Landfill, long the bane of nearby residents.

March 18, 2006 | Steve Hymon and Lynn Doan | Times Staff Writers

But the vote, taken on the final day to renew the contract with landfill owner Browning Ferris Industries, does not appear to solve the problem of Sunshine Canyon. That’s because BFI can sell the space that the diverted L.A. trash would have occupied to other cities.

“They could sell the space tomorrow morning if they want to,” said BFI lobbyist Arnie Berghoff. “The landfill will be there for at least 25 [more] years.”

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