The project would modify current waste management operations as source separated organic waste made up of green waste
A draft environmental impact report into a planned dry anaerobic digestion and recycling facility development at the Tajiguas Landfill site in Santa Barbara County, California has been published by the County of Santa Barbara’s Public Works Department, Resource Recovery and Waste Management Division (RRWMD).
The RRWMD, the lead agency responsible for preparing the Environmental Impact Report (EIR), said that it will now hold a public hearing into the adequacy and completeness of the analysis presented in the document, as well as its proposed mitigating measures.
The County of Santa Barbara has proposed to modify the operation of the Tajiguas Landfill to add the Tajiguas Resource Recovery Project that would process Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) from the communities currently served by the Tajiguas Landfill.
The project would be sited at the 497 acres Tajiguas Landfill, which is itself located in a coastal canyon known as Cañada de la Pila, approximately 26 miles west of the City of Santa Barbara.
According to the EIA, the project facilities would be located in the inland area of the landfill in the area of the existing developed operations deck, which currently houses the landfill administration facilities. During construction, landfill administration facilities would be temporarily relocated.
The project would modify current waste management operations at the Landfill by adding a Materials Recycling Facility (MRF) and dry fermentation Anaerobic Digestion (AD) Facility.