State Agency Waste Management Annual Report for


California Department of Transportation, District 12 (365)
2006 - Annual Report

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Part I
State Agency Name:   California Department of Transportation, District 12
Address:   3337 Michelson Drive CN 380 Irvine, CA 92612
Director:   Gloria Roberts
Title:   Branch Chief
Recycling Coordinator:   Kathy Avila
Address:   3337 Michelson Dr. CN380 Irvine, CA 92621
Work Phone:   (949) 553-3565 Ext: 0
Fax Number:   (949) 724-2201
Email Address:   kathy_avila@dot.ca.gov
Total Employees:   890
Total Visitors, inmates, etc :   500
 
Part II
VerifiedUniversity
3251 1/4 University Dr.
Irvine, CA 92697
Number of Employees: 34 
Kathy Avila
3337 Michelson Dr. CN380  Irvine, CA  92621
Phone: (949) 553-3565 Ext: 0
Fax:  (949) 724-2201
Email: kathy_avila@dot.ca.gov
VerifiedDepartment of Transportation, District 12
3337 Michelson Drive, Suite 380
Irvine, CA 92612-1692
Number of Employees: 477 
Kathy Avila
3337 Michelson Dr. CN380  Irvine, CA  92621
Phone: (949) 553-3565 Ext: 0
Fax:  (949) 724-2201
Email: kathy_avila@dot.ca.gov
VerifiedBatavia Maintenance Station
1808 North Batavia Street
Orange, CA 92865
Number of Employees: 50 
Kathy Avila
3337 Michelson Dr. CN380  Irvine, CA  92621
Phone: (949) 553-3565 Ext: 0
Fax:  (949) 724-2201
Email: kathy_avila@dot.ca.gov
VerifiedBolsa Chica Maintenance Station
13072 Bolsa Chica Road
Westminster, CA 92683
Number of Employees: 2 
Kathy Avila
3337 Michelson Dr. CN380  Irvine, CA  92621
Phone: (949) 553-3565 Ext: 0
Fax:  (949) 724-2201
Email: kathy_avila@dot.ca.gov
VerifiedBrea Maintenance Station
13571 Central Avenue
Brea, CA 92621
Number of Employees: 17 
Kathy Avila
3337 Michelson Dr. CN380  Irvine, CA  92621
Phone: (949) 553-3565 Ext: 0
Fax:  (949) 724-2201
Email: kathy_avila@dot.ca.gov
VerifiedHuntington Beach Mat.& Testing
19601 Beach Blvd
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Number of Employees: 14 
Kathy Avila
3337 Michelson Dr. CN380  Irvine, CA  92621
Phone: (949) 553-3565 Ext: 0
Fax:  (949) 724-2201
Email: kathy_avila@dot.ca.gov
VerifiedOrange Maintenance Station
691 South Tustin Street
Orange, CA 92666
Number of Employees: 49 
Kathy Avila
3337 Michelson Dr. CN380  Irvine, CA  92621
Phone: (949) 553-3565 Ext: 0
Fax:  (949) 724-2201
Email: kathy_avila@dot.ca.gov
VerifiedSan Juan Maintenance Station
32941 Camino Capistrano
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
Number of Employees: 14 
Kathy Avila
3337 Michelson Dr. CN380  Irvine, CA  92621
Phone: (949) 553-3565 Ext: 0
Fax:  (949) 724-2201
Email: kathy_avila@dot.ca.gov
VerifiedStanton Maintenance Station
8122 Katella Ave.
Stanton, CA 91356
Number of Employees: 9 
Kathy Avila
3337 Michelson Dr. CN380  Irvine, CA  92621
Phone: (949) 553-3565 Ext: 0
Fax:  (949) 724-2201
Email: kathy_avila@dot.ca.gov
VerifiedCosta Mesa Maint. Station.
1909 S. Bristol St.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Number of Employees: 38 
Kathy Avila
3337 Michelson Dr. CN380  Irvine, CA  92621
Phone: (949) 553-3565 Ext: 0
Fax:  (949) 724-2201
Email: kathy_avila@dot.ca.gov
VerifiedTMC.
6681 Marine Way
Irvine, CA 92618
Number of Employees: 68 
Kathy Avila
3337 Michelson Dr. CN380  Irvine, CA  92621
Phone: (949) 553-3565 Ext: 0
Fax:  (949) 724-2201
Email: kathy_avila@dot.ca.gov
VerifiedToll Rd Maint. Station
6685 Marine Way
Irvine, CA 92618
Number of Employees: 19 
Kathy Avila
3337 Michelson Dr. CN380  Irvine, CA  92621
Phone: (949) 553-3565 Ext: 0
Fax:  (949) 724-2201
Email: kathy_avila@dot.ca.gov
VerifiedLaguna Field Office
15510 Rockfield Blvd. Suite A
Irvine, CA 92618
Number of Employees: 22 
Kathy Avila
3337 Michelson Dr. CN380  Irvine, CA  92621
Phone: (949) 553-3565 Ext: 0
Fax:  (949) 724-2201
Email: kathy_avila@dot.ca.gov
VerifiedForbes Maintenance Station
28284 Forbes Rd.
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
Number of Employees: 5 
Kathy Avila
3337 Michelson Dr. CN380  Irvine, CA  92621
Phone: (949) 553-3565 Ext: 0
Fax:  (949) 724-2201
Email: kathy_avila@dot.ca.gov
VerifiedMcFadden Construction field office
15700 Tustin Village Way
Tustin, CA 92780
Number of Employees: 54 
Kathy Avila
3337 Michelson Dr. CN380  Irvine, CA  92621
Phone: (949) 553-3565 Ext: 0
Fax:  (949) 724-2201
Email: kathy_avila@dot.ca.gov
VerifiedBuena Park Construction field office
6231 Manchester Blvd.
Buena Park, CA 90621
Number of Employees: 9 
Kathy Avila
3337 Michelson Dr. CN380  Irvine, CA  92621
Phone: (949) 553-3565 Ext: 0
Fax:  (949) 724-2201
Email: kathy_avila@dot.ca.gov
VerifiedImperial Construction field office
1250 N. Lakeview Ave Suite M
Anaheim, CA 92807
Number of Employees: 9 
Kathy Avila
3337 Michelson Dr. CN380  Irvine, CA  92621
Phone: (949) 553-3565 Ext: 0
Fax:  (949) 724-2201
Email: kathy_avila@dot.ca.gov
Total Employees: 890

 

Part III Section 1
Summary of program information entered to date.
Diversion Calculations
 ProgramExistingPlanned/
Expanding
Tons   
 Business Source Reduction  0.200  
 Material Exchange  0.700  
 Beverage Containers  0.080  
 Cardboard  1.500  
 Office Paper (mixed)  25.780  
 Commercial pickup of compostables  3.500  
 Tires  5.700  
 Scrap Metal  616.500  
 Wood waste  188.760  
 Concrete/asphalt/rubble (C&D)  17,363.760  
 
Total Tonnage Diverted

18,206.480 
 Total Tonnage Disposed8,850.600 
 
Total Tonnage Generated

27,057.080 
 Overall Diversion Percentage
(Tonnage Diverted / Tonnage Generated)
67.3% 
 
Hazardous Materials (Programs not included in calculations)
 ProgramExistingPlanned/
Expanding
Tons   
 Electronic Waste  (2.250)  
 Batteries  (1.960)  
 Used Oil/Antifreeze  (17.650)  
 Paint  (7.810)  
 Other Hazardous Waste  (18.840)  
 

 

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.  Newspaper Articles/Ads
 2.  Brochures, Newsletters, Publications
 3.  Fliers
 
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. Sharing Success Stories With SABRC
 
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 stream has probably remained much the same since the Integrated Waste Management Plan was submitted. There have been some new programs that have recently been implemented that should help decrease the waste stream in the future. One in particular is with the Adopt-A-Highway program. Part of pilot program is to give 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 groups. 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.With the implementation of these projects along with gathering valuable information from our annual AB 75 reports, the Department anticipates that the waste stream in future years shall decrease.

 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, furniture, and equipment are recycled. For example, white paper, mixed paper, beverage containers, cardboard, beverage containers, toner cartridges, are diverted. At some of the smaller field offices, the employees are encouraged to recycle the above-mentioned materials, but because of their location or relatively small amount of waste generated, is not always tracked and therefore not included in the report. When appropriate, office furniture and computer equipment is donated to charitable organizations.

Other types of materials that are generated by the Department are a result of the fleet of vehicles owned by Caltrans. Some of these materials include motor oil, engine lubricants, anti-freeze, tires, and solvents. Even though these waste materials do not count towards AB 75, they still do get recycled. Over the years, the Department has undergone a significant move to lower emissions from our vehicles. Caltrans has termed this “Greening the Fleet”. More information on this can be found at http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/eqsc/CleanAir/greenfleet.htm.

Another source of waste that Caltrans generates is construction and demolition (C & D) debris generated from our construction projects and from our maintenance crews. Types and amounts vary widely and can include concrete, asphalt, steel, guard railing, and vegetation. Even though this material is being diverted from the landfills, how this will be tracked and documented is still being evaluated within the Department. For the 2001 AB 75 Report, one construction project per district was selected to determine the amount of C & D debris that was diverted from the landfills. The intent is to have information from all construction projects and maintenance operations report on their recycling activities in the future.

 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)

Amounts of materials disposed and diverted were determined by a variety of methods. For materials 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 feasible, 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 extrapolate by determining the approximate average weight of the material in the disposal containers 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 email, double-sided photocopying, and the reuse of envelopes.

Recently, the Department has updated their Forms Flow software. This is to obtain forms as a Department

While these activities are included in the programs, they do not figure into the diversion calculations.

 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 positions. The recycling coordinators have the responsibility to report on AB 75 in addition to their prior duties.