The City of Pittsburg is certified by the California Department of Resources, Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) as the Local Enforcement Agency (LEA). The LEA monitors and regulates solid waste facilities to ensure compliance with state and local regulations. The City of Pittsburg conducts monthly, quarterly and yearly inspection at the solid waste facilities.
The LEA program activities include:
- Permit and Inspect landfills, transfer stations, composting facilities, and refuse collection vehicles and yards.
- Investigate complaints and mitigate problems associated with illegal dumping, disposal, or storage of solid waste.
- Review and comment on design plans and environmental documents.
- Educate individuals and business entities on the proper methods for handling and disposing of solid waste.
Solid Waste Facilities
- Active and Closed Landfill Disposal Sites
- Transfer Processing Facility
- Wood & Green Waste Chipping & Grinding Operation
- Refuse Vehicles
Active and Closed Landfill Disposal Sites
The City of Pittsburg has a closed and an active landfill disposal site, both located at USS-POSCO Industries. The LEA inspects the site quarterly for compliance with state minimum standards and to evaluate potential public health, safety, and environmental impacts associated with the site.
Transfer Processing Facility
The City of Pittsburg has an active transfer processing facility that is inspected monthly by the LEA. Transfer facilities receive, separate and transfer solid wastes from smaller to larger vehicles for transport.
Wood & Green Waste Chipping & Grinding Operation
The City of Pittsburg has an active Chipping and Grinding Facility that is inspected quarterly by the LEA. Chipping and Grinding Facilities accepts green material that includes, tree and yard trimmings, untreated wood wastes, natural fiber products and wood waste from manufacturing. The accepted green material is mechanically reduced in size and transported to designated vendors.
Solid waste haulers within the City of Pittsburg are inspected annually by the LEA. The LEA inspects each vehicle for cleanliness, general maintenance and safety.
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