State Agency Waste Management Annual Report for


California Department of Transportation, District 6 (364)
2006 - Annual Report

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Part I
State Agency Name:   California Department of Transportation, District 6
Address:   1352 West Olive Avenue Fresno, CA 93728
Director:   Malcolm Doughtery
Title:   District 6 Director
Recycling Coordinator:   Richard Mirelez
Address:   1352 W Olive Fresno, CA 93728
Work Phone:   (559) 488-4158 Ext: 0
Fax Number:   (559) 445-5963
Email Address:   Richard_mirelez@dot..ca.gov
Total Employees:   1,608
Total Visitors, inmates, etc :   11,199
 
Part II
VerifiedDistrict Office
1352 W. Olive Ave.
Fresno, CA 93728
Number of Employees: 276 
Richard Mirelez
1352 W Olive  Fresno, CA  93728
Phone: (559) 488-4158 Ext: 0
Fax:  (559) 445-5963
Email: Richard_mirelez@dot..ca.gov
VerifiedManchester
2015 E. Shields Ave.
Fresno, CA 93726
Number of Employees: 594 
Richard Mirelez
1352 W Olive  Fresno, CA  93728
Phone: (559) 488-4158 Ext: 0
Fax:  (559) 445-5963
Email: Richard_mirelez@dot..ca.gov
VerifiedManchester-Environmental Unit
3402 N. Blackstone, Suite 201
Fresno, CA 93726
Number of Employees: 137 
Richard Mirelez
1352 W Olive  Fresno, CA  93728
Phone: (559) 488-4158 Ext: 0
Fax:  (559) 445-5963
Email: Richard_mirelez@dot..ca.gov
VerifiedBig Cedar Springs Maintenence Station
44017 State Route 41
Oakhurst, CA 93604
Number of Employees: 0 
Richard Mirelez
1352 W Olive  Fresno, CA  93728
Phone: (559) 488-4158 Ext: 0
Fax:  (559) 445-5963
Email: Richard_mirelez@dot..ca.gov
VerifiedBodfish Maintenance Station
3115 Kern Canyon Road
Bodfish, CA 93205
Number of Employees: 4 
Richard Mirelez
1352 W Olive  Fresno, CA  93728
Phone: (559) 488-4158 Ext: 0
Fax:  (559) 445-5963
Email: Richard_mirelez@dot..ca.gov
VerifiedButtonwillow Rest Area Northbound
I5; 2 miles N. of Route 58
Kern County, CA 99999
Number of Employees: 0 
Richard Mirelez
1352 W Olive  Fresno, CA  93728
Phone: (559) 488-4158 Ext: 0
Fax:  (559) 445-5963
Email: Richard_mirelez@dot..ca.gov
VerifiedButtonwillow Rest Area Southbound
I5; 2 miles N. of Route 58
Kern County, CA 99999
Number of Employees: 0 
Richard Mirelez
1352 W Olive  Fresno, CA  93728
Phone: (559) 488-4158 Ext: 0
Fax:  (559) 445-5963
Email: Richard_mirelez@dot..ca.gov
VerifiedCoalinga/ Avenal Rest Area Northbound
I5; 1.2 miles N. of Lassen Ave.
Fresno County, CA 93711
Number of Employees: 0 
Richard Mirelez
1352 W Olive  Fresno, CA  93728
Phone: (559) 488-4158 Ext: 0
Fax:  (559) 445-5963
Email: Richard_mirelez@dot..ca.gov
VerifiedCoalinga/ Avenal Rest Area Southbound
I5; 1.2 miles N. of Lassen Ave.
Fresno County, CA 93711
Number of Employees: 0 
Richard Mirelez
1352 W Olive  Fresno, CA  93728
Phone: (559) 488-4158 Ext: 0
Fax:  (559) 445-5963
Email: Richard_mirelez@dot..ca.gov
VerifiedCoalinga Maintenance Station
30933 West Gale Avenue
Coalinga, CA 93210
Number of Employees: 6 
Richard Mirelez
1352 W Olive  Fresno, CA  93728
Phone: (559) 488-4158 Ext: 0
Fax:  (559) 445-5963
Email: Richard_mirelez@dot..ca.gov
VerifiedCoarsegold Maintenance Station
33500 Highway 41
Coarsegold, CA 93614
Number of Employees: 7 
Richard Mirelez
1352 W Olive  Fresno, CA  93728
Phone: (559) 488-4158 Ext: 0
Fax:  (559) 445-5963
Email: Richard_mirelez@dot..ca.gov
VerifiedConstruction Office (Bakersfield)
1824 Norris Road
Bakersfield, CA 93380
Number of Employees: 10 
Richard Mirelez
1352 W Olive  Fresno, CA  93728
Phone: (559) 488-4158 Ext: 0
Fax:  (559) 445-5963
Email: Richard_mirelez@dot..ca.gov
VerifiedConstruction Office (Visalia)
8530 West Roosevelt
Visalia, CA 93291
Number of Employees: 40 
Richard Mirelez
1352 W Olive  Fresno, CA  93728
Phone: (559) 488-4158 Ext: 0
Fax:  (559) 445-5963
Email: Richard_mirelez@dot..ca.gov
VerifiedC.W. Warlow Rest Area
Route 99 @ Dodge Avenue
Tulare, CA 99999
Number of Employees: 0 
Richard Mirelez
1352 W Olive  Fresno, CA  93728
Phone: (559) 488-4158 Ext: 0
Fax:  (559) 445-5963
Email: Richard_mirelez@dot..ca.gov
VerifiedDelano Maintenance Station
805 South Lexington
Delano, CA 93215
Number of Employees: 16 
Richard Mirelez
1352 W Olive  Fresno, CA  93728
Phone: (559) 488-4158 Ext: 0
Fax:  (559) 445-5963
Email: Richard_mirelez@dot..ca.gov
VerifiedGlennville Maintenance Station
Hwy 155; 1.5 miles W. of Glennville
Glennville, CA 93226
Number of Employees: 0 
Richard Mirelez
1352 W Olive  Fresno, CA  93728
Phone: (559) 488-4158 Ext: 0
Fax:  (559) 445-5963
Email: Richard_mirelez@dot..ca.gov
VerifiedHappy Camp Sand Storage
Fre-180-108.8
Storage Only. Not Staffed, CA 99999
Number of Employees: 0 
Richard Mirelez
1352 W Olive  Fresno, CA  93728
Phone: (559) 488-4158 Ext: 0
Fax:  (559) 445-5963
Email: Richard_mirelez@dot..ca.gov
VerifiedHuntington Lake Maintenance Station
56320 Highway 168
Lakeshore, CA 93605
Number of Employees: 0 
Richard Mirelez
1352 W Olive  Fresno, CA  93728
Phone: (559) 488-4158 Ext: 0
Fax:  (559) 445-5963
Email: Richard_mirelez@dot..ca.gov
VerifiedKettleman City Maintenance Station
Racine & SR41
Kettleman, CA 93239
Number of Employees: 7 
Richard Mirelez
1352 W Olive  Fresno, CA  93728
Phone: (559) 488-4158 Ext: 0
Fax:  (559) 445-5963
Email: Richard_mirelez@dot..ca.gov
VerifiedLebec Maintenance Station
This Location is on loan to
District 7, CA 99999
Number of Employees: 0 
Richard Mirelez
1352 W Olive  Fresno, CA  93728
Phone: (559) 488-4158 Ext: 0
Fax:  (559) 445-5963
Email: Richard_mirelez@dot..ca.gov
VerifiedLemoore Maintenance Station
455 South Lemoore Avenue
Lemoore, CA 93245
Number of Employees: 13 
Richard Mirelez
1352 W Olive  Fresno, CA  93728
Phone: (559) 488-4158 Ext: 0
Fax:  (559) 445-5963
Email: Richard_mirelez@dot..ca.gov
VerifiedLost Hills Maintenance Station
Ker-46-30.4
Storage Only. Not Staffed, CA 99999
Number of Employees: 0 
Richard Mirelez
1352 W Olive  Fresno, CA  93728
Phone: (559) 488-4158 Ext: 0
Fax:  (559) 445-5963
Email: Richard_mirelez@dot..ca.gov
VerifiedMadera Maintenance Station
130 West Almond
Madera, CA 93637
Number of Employees: 9 
Richard Mirelez
1352 W Olive  Fresno, CA  93728
Phone: (559) 488-4158 Ext: 0
Fax:  (559) 445-5963
Email: Richard_mirelez@dot..ca.gov
VerifiedMcKittrick Maintenance Station
Ker-33-34.3
Storage Only. Not Staffed, CA 99999
Number of Employees: 0 
Richard Mirelez
1352 W Olive  Fresno, CA  93728
Phone: (559) 488-4158 Ext: 0
Fax:  (559) 445-5963
Email: Richard_mirelez@dot..ca.gov
VerifiedMendota Maintenance Station
Hwy 180; .5 miles S. of Belmont
Mendota, CA 93640
Number of Employees: 7 
Richard Mirelez
1352 W Olive  Fresno, CA  93728
Phone: (559) 488-4158 Ext: 0
Fax:  (559) 445-5963
Email: Richard_mirelez@dot..ca.gov
VerifiedNorth Region Maintenance Station
1635 West Pine Avenue
Fresno, CA 93728
Number of Employees: 57 
Richard Mirelez
1352 W Olive  Fresno, CA  93728
Phone: (559) 488-4158 Ext: 0
Fax:  (559) 445-5963
Email: Richard_mirelez@dot..ca.gov
VerifiedPhillip S. Raine Rest Area Northbound
Route 99; 2.5 miles N. of Tipton
Tulare County, CA 99999
Number of Employees: 0 
Richard Mirelez
1352 W Olive  Fresno, CA  93728
Phone: (559) 488-4158 Ext: 0
Fax:  (559) 445-5963
Email: Richard_mirelez@dot..ca.gov
VerifiedPhillip S. Raine Rest Area Southbound
Route 99; 2.5 miles N. of Tipton
Tulare County, CA 99999
Number of Employees: 0 
Richard Mirelez
1352 W Olive  Fresno, CA  93728
Phone: (559) 488-4158 Ext: 0
Fax:  (559) 445-5963
Email: Richard_mirelez@dot..ca.gov
VerifiedPierpoint Springs Maintenance Station
177 Pierpoint Drive
Camp Nelson, CA 99999
Number of Employees: 0 
Richard Mirelez
1352 W Olive  Fresno, CA  93728
Phone: (559) 488-4158 Ext: 0
Fax:  (559) 445-5963
Email: Richard_mirelez@dot..ca.gov
VerifiedPinehurst Maintenance Station
54153 Highway 245
Miramonte, CA 93641
Number of Employees: 8 
Richard Mirelez
1352 W Olive  Fresno, CA  93728
Phone: (559) 488-4158 Ext: 0
Fax:  (559) 445-5963
Email: Richard_mirelez@dot..ca.gov
VerifiedPorterville Maintenance Station
1331 South Second Street
Porterville, CA 93257
Number of Employees: 11 
Richard Mirelez
1352 W Olive  Fresno, CA  93728
Phone: (559) 488-4158 Ext: 0
Fax:  (559) 445-5963
Email: Richard_mirelez@dot..ca.gov
VerifiedShaver Lake Maintenance Station
41477 Tollhouse Road
Shaver Lake, CA 93668
Number of Employees: 7 
Richard Mirelez
1352 W Olive  Fresno, CA  93728
Phone: (559) 488-4158 Ext: 0
Fax:  (559) 445-5963
Email: Richard_mirelez@dot..ca.gov
VerifiedSouth Region Maintenance Office
1226 Olive Drive
Bakersfield, CA 93308
Number of Employees: 26 
Richard Mirelez
1352 W Olive  Fresno, CA  93728
Phone: (559) 488-4158 Ext: 0
Fax:  (559) 445-5963
Email: Richard_mirelez@dot..ca.gov
VerifiedTaft Maintenance Station
27450 Highway 33
Taft, CA 93268
Number of Employees: 12 
Richard Mirelez
1352 W Olive  Fresno, CA  93728
Phone: (559) 488-4158 Ext: 0
Fax:  (559) 445-5963
Email: Richard_mirelez@dot..ca.gov
VerifiedTejon Pass Rest Area Northbound
I5; 3.5 miles N. of Gorman
Kern County, CA 99999
Number of Employees: 0 
Richard Mirelez
1352 W Olive  Fresno, CA  93728
Phone: (559) 488-4158 Ext: 0
Fax:  (559) 445-5963
Email: Richard_mirelez@dot..ca.gov
VerifiedTejon Pass Rest Area Southbound
I5; 3.5 miles N. of Gorman
Kern County, CA 99999
Number of Employees: 0 
Richard Mirelez
1352 W Olive  Fresno, CA  93728
Phone: (559) 488-4158 Ext: 0
Fax:  (559) 445-5963
Email: Richard_mirelez@dot..ca.gov
VerifiedTulare Maintenance Station
1250 E. San Joaquin Street
Tulare, CA 93724
Number of Employees: 8 
Richard Mirelez
1352 W Olive  Fresno, CA  93728
Phone: (559) 488-4158 Ext: 0
Fax:  (559) 445-5963
Email: Richard_mirelez@dot..ca.gov
VerifiedVisalia Maintenance Station
15337 Avenue 296
Visalia, CA 93221
Number of Employees: 28 
Richard Mirelez
1352 W Olive  Fresno, CA  93728
Phone: (559) 488-4158 Ext: 0
Fax:  (559) 445-5963
Email: Richard_mirelez@dot..ca.gov
VerifiedWasco Maintenance Station
201 J Street
Wasco, CA 93280
Number of Employees: 7 
Richard Mirelez
1352 W. Olive Ave  Fresno, CA  93778
Phone: (559) 488-4158 Ext: 0
Fax:  (559) 445-5963
Email: richard_Mirelez@dot..ca.gov
VerifiedWest Avenue Maintenance Station
1283 North West Avenue
Fresno, CA 93728
Number of Employees: 51 
Richard Mirelez
1352 W Olive  Fresno, CA  93728
Phone: (559) 488-4158 Ext: 0
Fax:  (559) 445-5963
Email: Richard_mirelez@dot..ca.gov
VerifiedTower Building Downtown Fresno
855 M Street
Fresno, CA 93721
Number of Employees: 199 
Richard Mirelez
1352 W Olive  Fresno, CA  93728
Phone: (559) 488-4158 Ext: 0
Fax:  (559) 445-5963
Email: Richard_mirelez@dot..ca.gov
VerifiedConstruction Office N Street
3440 N. Millbrook Ave
Fresno , CA 93706
Number of Employees: 68 
Richard Mirelez
1352 W Olive  Fresno, CA  93728
Phone: (559) 488-4158 Ext: 0
Fax:  (559) 445-5963
Email: Richard_mirelez@dot..ca.gov
Total Employees: 1608

 

Part III Section 1
Summary of program information entered to date.
Diversion Calculations
 ProgramExistingPlanned/
Expanding
Tons   
 Business Source Reduction 39.500  
 Material Exchange 44.500  
 Beverage Containers 6.000  
 Cardboard 9.000  
 Glass 2.000  
 Newspaper  3.500  
 Office Paper (white) 53.500  
 Office Paper (mixed) 5.000  
 Plastics  1.100  
 Xeriscaping, grasscycling 135.000  
 Tires  11.500  
 Scrap Metal  21.000  
 Wood waste 2.000  
 Concrete/asphalt/rubble (C&D) 13,758.000  
 MRF  137.000  
 
Total Tonnage Diverted

14,228.600 
 Total Tonnage Disposed796.000 
 
Total Tonnage Generated

15,024.600 
 Overall Diversion Percentage
(Tonnage Diverted / Tonnage Generated)
94.7% 
 
Hazardous Materials (Programs not included in calculations)
 ProgramExistingPlanned/
Expanding
Tons   
 Electronic Waste (1.500)  
 Batteries (0.500)  
 Used Oil/Antifreeze  (1.000)  
 

 

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
 2.  Office Paper Recycling Guide
 3.  Fact Sheets
 4.  Speakers (staff available for presentations)
 5.  Waste Evaluations/Survey
 6.  Other Promotional Programs
 
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. Other Procurement Activities
 
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.)

Construction waste diversion is decreasing the stream going to landfills. On site reuse of waste generated materials. More green waste and rubber are going to recycle due to Maintenance efforts. A much more accurate reporting system in place for Construction recycling activity with 75 projects reporting their efforts.

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

All Office waste programs are continuing. Electronic waste (Computers, monitors, printers) are being recycled through a licensed recycler. Construction waste diversion reporting has improved with 75 reports received. Construction information is documented on a database and back up documentation saved. The waste debris can vary in type and amount. Typical waste is concrete, asphalt, steel, guard railing, and vegetation.

A more aggressive container campaign (Plastic, cans etc.)has been implimented in all offices. An used battery recycling program for all offices was improved with encouraging results.

Other 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.

 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 service.

Contractor "Solid Waste Disposal and Recycling Reports" are used as well on construction projects.Vendor receipts are used when availible, per capita estimates are used for personal items. A marked improvement in construction recycling reporting that has greatly increased our reported tonnage numbers.

When estimating is done, the amounts are achieved by approximate average weight of the material in the disposal containers multiplied by the frequency of service. Weight conversion charts from the CIWMB were also used to convert volumes to tons

 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,the reuse of envelopes,and electronic "billboards" on intranet for broad information releases within the Department.

District 6 is recycling cardboard and paper through the California Conservation Corp program. Computer related items are being recycled through donations or disposal through licensed recyclers. Fresno City Recycling has also installed recycle bins at District Office locations for metal, unusable furniture and recyclable items other than paper.

 6. Has the State agency/large State facility adopted or changed its waste reduction policy?
Yes

If Yes, what is the new waste reduction policy?

Increased availiblity of recycling containers at all locations. More proactive posters, signage and informational emails regarding recycling. Recycling presentation presented by City of Fresno Recycling that explained the recycling program and its` benefits. A more proactive reporting system for Construction recycling information. A more effective recycling information reporting system overall.

 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?

Continued use of contractors reports to assess materials diversion. Administrative staff has been designated for recycling coordination duties. Data for annual recycling report

is aquired by "Solid Waste Disposal & Recycling Reports" submitted for construction projects; estimates by California Conservation Corp for paper and cardboad information; estimates by per capita information provided in the Solid Waste Generaltion Disposal and Diversion Measurement Guide. Other estimates made by size and weight of disposal containers that are in use.

 
Part IV Miscellaneous
 
8.

Total Tonnage Disposed amount includes office facility estimates and amounts "reported to landfill" on the "Solid Waste Disposal and Recycling Report" furnished by Maintenance and Construction Divisions. The office facility estimate, derived by IWMB manual, was 299 tons and the remaining tonnage was reported by Maintenance and Construction.

Increased recycling/waste amounts are foremost and primarily due to improved reporting of waste/recycling numbers by various Divisions within the District. Also owing to the increased of reported amounts are, office staff increases/major location movement, a computer "roll out",and a more aggressive recycling program(s).

Movement of office staff creates an increase of many recyclable and non recyclable items those include, but not limited to, discarded paper documents, cardboard and miscellaneous items generated by employee "housecleaning" at the time of an office move. A large amount of material (shipping containers, pallets, packing material etc.), both recyclable and waste, was generated during the District 6 computer "roll out" of over 800 new computers and accompanying computer accessories.