State Agency Waste Management Annual Report for


California Department of Transportation, District 11 (363)
2006 - Annual Report

Annual Report Summary - (Printer Friendly Version)

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Part I
State Agency Name:   California Department of Transportation, District 11
Address:   4050 Taylor Street San Diego, CA 92110
Director:   Pedro Orso-Delgado
Title:   Director
Recycling Coordinator:   Cheri Gouthier
Address:   4050 Taylor Street San Diego, CA 92110
Work Phone:   (619) 688-6706 Ext: 0
Fax Number:   (619) 688-3171
Email Address:   Cheri_Gouthier@dot.ca.gov
Total Employees:   1,471
Total Visitors, inmates, etc :   81
 
Part II
VerifiedCALTRANS Office
4050 Taylor Street
San Diego, CA 92110
Number of Employees: 1036 
Cheri Gouthier
4050 Taylor Street  San Diego, CA  92110
Phone: (619) 688-6706 Ext: 0
Fax:  (619) 688-3171
Email: Cheri_Gouthier@dot.ca.gov
VerifiedCALTRANS-Region 1
1605 Adams Avenue
El Centro, CA 92243
Number of Employees: 25 
Varnelle Williams
8502 Railroad Ave.  Santee, CA  92071
Phone: (619) 596-3207 Ext: 0
Fax:  (619) 596-3214
Email:
VerifiedCALTRANS-Region II
7181 Opportunity Road
San Diego, CA 92111
Number of Employees: 69 
Nemia Gubio
2829 Juan Street  San Diego, CA  92110
Phone: (858) 467-4044 Ext:
Fax:  (619) 688-3171
Email:
VerifiedAliso Creek Safety Roadside Rest Area - NB & SB
5.8 mi. N of Oceanside on Hwy 5
San Diego County, CA 92055
Number of Employees: 1 
Cheri Gouthier
4050 Taylor Street  San Diego, CA  92110
Phone: (619) 688-6706 Ext: 0
Fax:  (619) 688-3171
Email: Cheri_Gouthier@dot.ca.gov
VerifiedBoulevard Maintenance Station
40945 Old Hwy 80
Boulevard, CA 91905-0278
Number of Employees: 7 
Cheri Gouthier
4050 Taylor Street  San Diego, CA  92110
Phone: (619) 688-6706 Ext: 0
Fax:  (619) 688-3171
Email: Cheri_Gouthier@dot.ca.gov
VerifiedBrawley Maintenance Station
200 S. Palm Ave
Brawley, CA 92227-2700
Number of Employees: 15 
Cheri Gouthier
4050 Taylor Street  San Diego, CA  92110
Phone: (619) 688-6706 Ext: 0
Fax:  (619) 688-3171
Email: Cheri_Gouthier@dot.ca.gov
VerifiedBuckman Springs Safety Roadside Rest Area-EB & WB
3.3 Miles E. of Pine Valley on Hwy 8
San Diego County, CA 92055
Number of Employees: 0 
Cheri Gouthier
4050 Taylor Street  San Diego, CA  92110
Phone: (619) 688-6706 Ext: 0
Fax:  (619) 688-3171
Email: Cheri_Gouthier@dot.ca.gov
VerifiedCamino Del Rio Maintenance Station
2915 Camino Del Rio South
San Diego, CA 92108-3803
Number of Employees: 7 
Cheri Gouthier
4050 Taylor Street  San Diego, CA  92110
Phone: (619) 688-6706 Ext: 0
Fax:  (619) 688-3171
Email: Cheri_Gouthier@dot.ca.gov
VerifiedCarlsbad Maintenance Station
6050 Paseo Del Norte
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Number of Employees: 36 
Cheri Gouthier
4050 Taylor Street  San Diego, CA  92110
Phone: (619) 688-6706 Ext: 0
Fax:  (619) 688-3171
Email: Cheri_Gouthier@dot.ca.gov
VerifiedChula Vista Maintenance Station
570 C Street
Chula Vista, CA 91910
Number of Employees: 25 
Cheri Gouthier
4050 Taylor Street  San Diego, CA  92110
Phone: (619) 688-6706 Ext: 0
Fax:  (619) 688-3171
Email: Cheri_Gouthier@dot.ca.gov
VerifiedDescanso Maintenance Station
2471 Japatul Road
Descanso, CA 91916-0339
Number of Employees: 8 
Cheri Gouthier
4050 Taylor Street  San Diego, CA  92110
Phone: (619) 688-6706 Ext: 0
Fax:  (619) 688-3171
Email: Cheri_Gouthier@dot.ca.gov
VerifiedEscondido Maintenance Station
1780 W. Mission Ave.
Escondido, CA 92029
Number of Employees: 13 
Cheri Gouthier
4050 Taylor Street  San Diego, CA  92110
Phone: (619) 688-6706 Ext: 0
Fax:  (619) 688-3171
Email: Cheri_Gouthier@dot.ca.gov
VerifiedImperial Ave. Maintenance Station
130 N. 47th Street
San Diego, CA 92102-4810
Number of Employees: 9 
Cheri Gouthier
4050 Taylor Street  San Diego, CA  92110
Phone: (619) 688-6706 Ext: 0
Fax:  (619) 688-3171
Email: Cheri_Gouthier@dot.ca.gov
VerifiedLake Henshaw Maintenance Station
27174 Hwy 79
Santa Ysabel, CA 92070
Number of Employees: 7 
Cheri Gouthier
4050 Taylor Street  San Diego, CA  92110
Phone: (619) 688-6706 Ext: 0
Fax:  (619) 688-3171
Email: Cheri_Gouthier@dot.ca.gov
VerifiedMidway Maintenance Station
1/4 Mi W. of East Jct 8/98
Midway Well, CA 92243
Number of Employees: 8 
Cheri Gouthier
4050 Taylor Street  San Diego, CA  92110
Phone: (619) 688-6706 Ext: 0
Fax:  (619) 688-3171
Email: Cheri_Gouthier@dot.ca.gov
VerifiedOtay Maintenance Station
3310 Beyer Blvd
San Ysidro, CA 92173
Number of Employees: 6 
Cheri Gouthier
4050 Taylor Street  San Diego, CA  92110
Phone: (619) 688-6706 Ext: 0
Fax:  (619) 688-3171
Email: Cheri_Gouthier@dot.ca.gov
VerifiedPacific Hwy Maintenance Station
4764 Pacific Hwy
San Diego, CA 92110
Number of Employees: 9 
Cheri Gouthier
4050 Taylor Street  San Diego, CA  92110
Phone: (619) 688-6706 Ext: 0
Fax:  (619) 688-3171
Email: Cheri_Gouthier@dot.ca.gov
VerifiedRecycle Center
11900 Singer Lane
Spring Valley, CA 92078
Number of Employees: 0 
Cheri Gouthier
4050 Taylor Street  San Diego, CA  92110
Phone: (619) 688-6706 Ext: 0
Fax:  (619) 688-3171
Email: Cheri_Gouthier@dot.ca.gov
VerifiedSand Hills Safety Roadside Rest Area-EB & WB
20 Miles W. of the Arizona State Line
Imperial County, CA 99999
Number of Employees: 0 
Cheri Gouthier
4050 Taylor Street  San Diego, CA  92110
Phone: (619) 688-6706 Ext: 0
Fax:  (619) 688-3171
Email: Cheri_Gouthier@dot.ca.gov
VerifiedSunbeam Safety Roadside Rest Area-EB & WB
6 Mi. W. of El Centro on Hwy 8
Imperial County, CA 99999
Number of Employees: 0 
Cheri Gouthier
4050 Taylor Street  San Diego, CA  92110
Phone: (619) 688-6706 Ext: 0
Fax:  (619) 688-3171
Email: Cheri_Gouthier@dot.ca.gov
VerifiedTwo Rivers Safety Roadside Rest Area-NB & SB
2.5 Miles S. of Calipatria on Rte 111
Imperial County, CA 99999
Number of Employees: 0 
Cheri Gouthier
4050 Taylor Street  San Diego, CA  92110
Phone: (619) 688-6706 Ext: 0
Fax:  (619) 688-3171
Email: Cheri_Gouthier@dot.ca.gov
VerifiedCoronado Bay Bridge
1995 Newton Ave.
San Diego, ca 92113
Number of Employees: 17 
Cheri Gouthier
4050 Taylor Street  San Diego, ca  92110
Phone: (619) 688-6706 Ext: 0
Fax:  (619) 688-3171
Email: Cheri_Gouthier@dot.ca.gov
VerifiedTMC
7183 OPPORTUNITY ROAD
SAN DIEGO, CA 92111
Number of Employees: 69 
Cheri Gouthier
4050 Taylor Street  San Diego, CA  92110
Phone: (619) 688-6706 Ext: 0
Fax:  (619) 688-3171
Email: Cheri_Gouthier@dot.ca.gov
VerifiedSantee Mtce. Station
8502 Railroad Avenue.
Santee, CA 92071
Number of Employees: 57 
Cheri Gouthier
4050 Taylor Street  San Diego, CA  92110
Phone: (619) 688-6706 Ext: 0
Fax:  (619) 688-3171
Email: Cheri_Gouthier@dot.ca.gov
VerifiedSANTEE - MTCE.
8502 RAILROAD AVE.
SANTEE, CA 92071
Number of Employees: 47 
Cheri Gouthier
4050 Taylor Street  San Diego, CA  92110
Phone: (619) 688-6706 Ext: 0
Fax:  (619) 688-3171
Email: Cheri_Gouthier@dot.ca.gov
Total Employees: 1471

 

Part III Section 1
Summary of program information entered to date.
Diversion Calculations
 ProgramExistingPlanned/
Expanding
Tons   
 Business Source Reduction  1.200  
 Beverage Containers  0.640  
 Cardboard  13.700  
 Glass  2.120  
 Newspaper  6.800  
 Office Paper (mixed)  91.310  
 Plastics  1.410  
 Scrap Metal  124.250  
 Tires  39.790  
 Scrap Metal  138.400  
 Wood waste  121.000  
 Concrete/asphalt/rubble (C&D)  353,312.800  
 
Total Tonnage Diverted

353,853.420 
 Total Tonnage Disposed7,169.830 
 
Total Tonnage Generated

361,023.250 
 Overall Diversion Percentage
(Tonnage Diverted / Tonnage Generated)
98.0% 
 
Hazardous Materials (Programs not included in calculations)
 ProgramExistingPlanned/
Expanding
Tons   
 Batteries  (1.980)  
 Used Oil/Antifreeze  (30.230)  
 Other Hazardous Waste  (3.950)  
 

 

Part III Section 2

This section of the annual report presents the methods in which your agency informed both employees and customers served that a recycling program was being implemented. Below are identified the programs you reported were continued or implemented during 2006.

 1.  Brochures, Newsletters, Publications
 
Part III Section 3
Procurement Activities Implemented in 2006

This section of the annual report presents your compliance with the State Agency Buy Recycled Campaign (SABRC). The activities identified below were reported as implemented or continued during 2006. (Note: Completing this section does not meet the SABRC reporting requirements (PCC Section 12162(b)).

1. Department-Wide Recycled-Content Procurement (RCP) Policy
2. Department-Wide Automated Procurement Tracking System
3. Requiring Recycled- Content Product Certification for All Purchases
4. Annual Submittal of SABRC Report
5. Staff Recycled-Content Procurement Training
6. Proactively Working With RCP Suppliers
 
Part IV
 1. Is the mission statement of the State agency/large State facility the same as reported in the previous year?
Yes

If No, what is the new mission statement?

 2. How has the waste stream (i.e. those materials disposed in landfills) changed since the Integrated Waste Management Plan was submitted? (Changes include kinds and quantities of materials disposed in landfills.)

The waste has probably remained pretty much stayed the same since the Intergrated Waste Management Plan was submitted. There have been some new programs that have recently been implemtented that should help to decrease the waste steam in the future. One in particular is with the Adopt-A-Highway program. In June 2006, some of the Adopt-A-Highway groups in District 4 & 8, and all of the Adopt-A-Highway groups in Districr 1 were given specially made bags for the volunteers to use in order to separate out recyclables from the rest of the waste that is picked up along the highways. This is currently being done as a pilot project and upon its success, these bags will be distributed to all of the Adopt-A-Highway gruops. The Department is also looking into other possibilities to increase our diversion efforts. These include establishing recycling containers at all of the 88 Road Side Rest stops throughout the state.

 3. Summarize what waste diversion programs were continued or newly implemented during the report year.

At the District Offices, Headquarters and the larger field offices, typical office supplies, scape metal, furniture are recycled.

For example white paper, mixed paper, beverage containers, cardboard, toner cartridges are diverted.

At some of the smaller field offices they are encouraged to recycle the above mentioned materials, but because of their location or relatvely small amount of wast generated, is always tracked and therefore included in the report. Caltrans Construction RE did submit five solid waste disposal and recycling report.

When appropriate, office furniture and computer equipment is donated to chartable organizations. Other types of material that are generated by the Department are a result of the fleet of vehicles owned by Caltrans. Some of these material include motor oil, engine lubricants, anti-freeze, tires and slovents. Enve though these waste material do not count towards AB 75, they still get recycled. Over the years, the Department has undergone a significant move to lower emission from our vehicles. Caltrans has termed this "Greeting the fleet". More information on this can be found at http:www.dot.ca.gov/hq/eqsc/cleanair/greenfleet.htm.

 4. How were the tonnages determined for the materials disposed and diverted? (e.g. waste assessments, per capita generation and extrapolation, actual disposal weights, or actual recycling weights)

Amount of materials disposed an diverted were determined by a variety of methods. For material generated within the District Offices and Headquarters, which were recycled, the documentation was achieved by reviewing the actual receipts from the independent vendors who supply this service. In cases where obtaining actual receipts was not fesible, estimates were used by extrapolating the size and weight of containers and multiplying by the frequency of service. For materials, which were disposed of the primary source for documentation was to exrapolate by determining the approximate average weight of the material in the disposal container multiplied by the frequency of service. For determining the weights of the C & D debris and for some of the office supplies that were donated the use of conversion charts was used.

 5. What types of activities are included in each of the reported programs? (The following link of category definitions may assist you in answering this question.)

The department does encourage the use of e;mail double-sided photocoping, and the reuse of envelopes. While the activities are included in the programs, the figures do not fit into the diversion caculations. District 11 did recycle mixed paper, scape metal, construction and demolition waste, wood and tires.

 6. Has the State agency/large State facility adopted or changed its waste reduction policy?
No

If Yes, what is the new waste reduction policy?

 7. What resources (staff and/or funds) did the State agency/large State facility commit toward implementing its Integrated Waste Management Plan during the report year to help meet the waste diversion goals?

The department has identified one recycling coordinator in each district and at headquarters along with a Resource Conservation Senior in the Headquarters Resource Conservation Branch. No additional PY`s were allocated for these postions. The recycling coordinators have Department to include specfication language in all new contracts that will require future constuction projects to report on the amount of C & D waste which is both diposed of and diverted from landfills. This change is under development and will be implemented once all processess have been fully detailed. In the interim, should there be any questions please contact Cheri Gouthier at (619) 688-6706.