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The City of Pittsburg is certified by the California Department of Resources, Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) as the Local Enforcement Agency (LEA). The LEA is responsible for ensuring that all solid waste disposal facilities follow state and local regulations by conducting monthly, quarterly and yearly inspections.  Solid waste facilities are facilities that accept disposal of solid waste or process recyclable materials from residential, commercial, and industrial.

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 & Recycling Vehicles

Active and Closed Landfill Disposal Sites

The City of Pittsburg has a closed and an active landfill disposal site located at both USS-POSCO Industries and Dow Chemical Company.  The LEA inspects the USS-POSCO site quarterly for compliance with state minimum standards and to evaluate potential public health, safety, and environmental impacts associated with the site. The landfills at Dow Chemical Company are regulated by the Department of Toxic Substances Control and Regional Water Quality Control Board.

Transfer Processing Facility

The City of Pittsburg has an active transfer processing facility that is inspected monthly by the LEA. Transfer facilities receive solid wastes, temporarily store, separate, convert, or otherwise process the material and or transport to facilities equipped for transformation.



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 accept 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.

Refuse and Recycling Vehicles

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.


Links to local environmental resources:



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Last updated: 11/8/2017 12:18:35 PM