The closed landfill in Auburn, CA is costing tax payers money as the city continues to meet the post-closure requirements of the permit for the landfill.
The 40-acre landfill, which was closed in 1984, was built in 1957 and is considered a legacy landfill because it was built and closed before newer technology may have provided more groundwater protection.
The landfill’s most recent permit update was granted in April 2018. It included a number of new waste discharge requirements from the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board. The new requirements aim to improve the groundwater directly below the landfill.