GLENDALE, Calif. (KABC) --On the 55th anniversary of the Scholl Canyon Landfill, members of multiple local communities came together asking the city of Glendale to halt a possible expansion.
The activists, who are all local residents, asked the city of Glendale - which operates the dump - to stop entertaining the idea of expanding the landfill.
"If you need space in your landfill, throw less trash in it - it's that simple," Los Angeles City Councilmember Jose Huizar said.
But city officials said they never considered an expansion.
"We've said from the very beginning - going back as far as 2004 when we started the EIR process 12 years ago - that we were looking for the best ways to sustain the landfill...to look at other technologies that would allow us to divert or eliminate the waste," city spokesman Tom Lorenz said.
The city released a draft environmental impact report two years ago because officials were looking into alternative technologies for waste management, which is in line with their zero waste goal passed in 2011.
Lorenz said in order to do that to the facility, an EIR was needed to look at all the possible options.