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HISTORY OF THE COMPTON ALONDRA LANDFILL 


The Compton Alondra Landfill is located on Alondra Boulevard, just east of Avalon Boulevard, in the City of Compton, California. The total land area of the Com pton Alondra Landfill is approximately 17 acres.

From 1928 to the early 1940s, the property comprising the Compton Alondra Landfill was an open-pit clay mine operated by the then existing Compton Brick & Tile Company (CB&T).  In 1956, and after CB&T’s discontinuance of operations, the City of Compton acquired the property.  From 1956 to 1975, the Compton Alondra Landfill served as a City of Compton sanitary landfill, and was used primarily by city employees and maintenance and construction crews to dispose of various types of municipal solid waste and construction waste collected during the course of day-to-day municipal work activities.

In 1975, the Compton Alondra Landfill was discontinued as an active landfill.  In 1977, the Compton Alondra Landfill was officially closed as a landfill, and the property was graded and a soil cap was placed over the property’s contents.  Since 1975, the Compton Alondra Landfill has been exclusively in the possession of the City of Compton, the city’s former Community Redevelopment Agency of the City of Compton, and more recently the Successor Agency to the Community Redevelopment Agency of the City of Compton.

The historical use of the Compton Alondra Landfill as a municipal waste landfill has made it reasonably probable that there are material recognized environmental and foundational conditions on the property that present unique structural, environmental and potential liability issues and risks that have adversely affected the property’s commercial value and development viability.  It is the existence of such conditions that have caused the Compton Alondra Landfill property to have negligible developer or investor interest, and has caused the property to remain a blight, hazard and unproductive presence in the City of Compton for over 40 years.