State Agency Waste Management Annual Report for


California Department of Transportation (366)
2006 - Annual Report

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Part I
State Agency Name:   California Department of Transportation
Address:   1120 N Street Sacramento, CA 95814
Director:   Will Kempton
Title:   Director
Recycling Coordinator:   Judy Shepherd
Address:   1120 N Street, MS-89 Sacramento, CA 95814
Work Phone:   (916) 654-7040 Ext: 0
Fax Number:   (916) 654-6376
Email Address:   judy_shepherd@dot.ca.gov
Total Employees:   4,981
 
Part II
VerifiedHeadquarters Office
1120 N St.
Sacramento, CA 95814
Number of Employees: 1684 
Judy Shepherd
1120 N Street, MS-89  Sacramento, CA  95814
Phone: (916) 654-7040 Ext: 0
Fax:  (916) 654-6376
Email: judy_shepherd@dot.ca.gov
VerifiedFarmers Market
1801 30th St.
Sacramento, CA 95814
Number of Employees: 868 
Judy Shepherd
1120 N Street, MS-89  Sacramento, CA  95814
Phone: (916) 654-7040 Ext: 0
Fax:  (916) 654-6376
Email: judy_shepherd@dot.ca.gov
VerifiedFarmers Market
1727 30th St.
Sacramento, CA 95814
Number of Employees: 561 
Judy Shepherd
1120 N Street, MS-89  Sacramento, CA  95814
Phone: (916) 654-7040 Ext: 0
Fax:  (916) 654-6376
Email: judy_shepherd@dot.ca.gov
VerifiedM & R Laboratory
5900 Folsom Boulevard
Sacramento, CA 95816
Number of Employees: 421 
Judy Shepherd
1120 N Street, MS-89  Sacramento, CA  95814
Phone: (916) 654-7040 Ext: 0
Fax:  (916) 654-6376
Email: judy_shepherd@dot.ca.gov
VerifiedHQ Equipment Shop
3400 R Street
Sacramento, CA 95816
Number of Employees: 150 
Judy Shepherd
1120 N Street, MS-89  Sacramento, CA  95814
Phone: (916) 654-7040 Ext: 0
Fax:  (916) 654-6376
Email: judy_shepherd@dot.ca.gov
VerifiedHQ Warehouse
1900 Royal Oaks
Sacramento, CA 95815
Number of Employees: 30 
Judy Shepherd
1120 N Street, MS-89  Sacramento, CA  95814
Phone: (916) 654-7040 Ext: 0
Fax:  (916) 654-6376
Email: judy_shepherd@dot.ca.gov
VerifiedFarmers Market
18 20 Alhambra Blvd
sacramento, CA 95814
Number of Employees: 618 
Judy Shepherd
1120 N Street, MS-89  Sacramento, CA  95814
Phone: (916) 654-7040 Ext: 0
Fax:  (916) 654-6376
Email: judy_shepherd@dot.ca.gov
VerifiedLottery Building
700 - N 10th Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
Number of Employees: 12 
Judy Shepherd
1120 N Street, MS-89  Sacramento, CA  95814
Phone: (916) 654-7040 Ext: 0
Fax:  (916) 654-6376
Email: judy_shepherd@dot.ca.gov
VerifiedRiverpark
1515 Riverpark
Sacramento, CA 95825
Number of Employees: 54 
Judy Shepherd
1120 N Street, MS-89  Sacramento, CA  95814
Phone: (916) 654-7040 Ext: 0
Fax:  (916) 654-6376
Email: judy_shepherd@dot.ca.gov
VerifiedMaintenance
1881 Alhambra Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95814
Number of Employees: 30 
Judy Shepherd
1120 N Street, MS-89  Sacramento, CA  95814
Phone: (916) 654-7040 Ext: 0
Fax:  (916) 654-6376
Email: judy_shepherd@dot.ca.gov
VerifiedTraining
1616 - 29th Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
Number of Employees: 39 
Judy Shepherd
1120 N Street, MS-89  Sacramento, CA  95814
Phone: (916) 654-7040 Ext: 0
Fax:  (916) 654-6376
Email: judy_shepherd@dot.ca.gov
VerifiedR Street
1101 R Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
Number of Employees: 25 
Judy Shepherd
1120 N Street, MS-89  Sacramento, CA  95814
Phone: (916) 654-7040 Ext: 0
Fax:  (916) 654-6376
Email: judy_shepherd@dot.ca.gov
VerifiedCADA
1304 O Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
Number of Employees: 99 
Judy Shepherd
1120 N Street, MS-89  Sacramento, CA  95814
Phone: (916) 654-7040 Ext: 0
Fax:  (916) 654-6376
Email: judy_shepherd@dot.ca.gov
VerifiedResearch & Innovation
1227 O Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
Number of Employees: 91 
Judy Shepherd
1120 N Street, MS-89  Sacramento, CA  95814
Phone: (916) 654-7040 Ext: 0
Fax:  (916) 654-6376
Email: judy_shepherd@dot.ca.gov
VerifiedCivil Rights/Permits
1823 - 14th Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
Number of Employees: 125 
Judy Shepherd
1120 N Street, MS-89  Sacramento, CA  95814
Phone: (916) 654-7040 Ext: 0
Fax:  (916) 654-6376
Email: judy_shepherd@dot.ca.gov
Verified5th Street IT
1500 - 5th Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
Number of Employees: 128 
Judy Shepherd
1120 N Street, MS-89  Sacramento, CA  95814
Phone: (916) 654-7040 Ext: 0
Fax:  (916) 654-6376
Email: judy_shepherd@dot.ca.gov
VerifiedMcClellan
4338 Dudley Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95814
Number of Employees: 31 
Judy Shepherd
1120 N Street, MS-89  Sacramento, CA  95814
Phone: (916) 654-7040 Ext: 0
Fax:  (916) 654-6376
Email: judy_shepherd@dot.ca.gov
VerifiedTraffic Ops
1227 O Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
Number of Employees: 15 
Judy Shepherd
1120 N Street, MS-89  Sacramento, CA  95814
Phone: (916) 654-7040 Ext: 0
Fax:  (916) 654-6376
Email: judy_shepherd@dot.ca.gov
Total Employees: 4981

 

Part III Section 1
Summary of program information entered to date.
Diversion Calculations
 ProgramExistingPlanned/
Expanding
Tons   
 Business Source Reduction  931.940  
 Material Exchange  26.280  
 Beverage Containers  3.980  
 Cardboard  10.950  
 Newspaper  3.060  
 Office Paper (white)  0.900  
 Office Paper (mixed)  54.660  
 Special Collection Events  74.060  
 Tires  3.160  
 Scrap Metal  229.340  
 Wood waste  14.000  
 Concrete/asphalt/rubble (C&D)  53.530  
 
Total Tonnage Diverted

1,405.860 
 Total Tonnage Disposed500.400 
 
Total Tonnage Generated

1,906.260 
 Overall Diversion Percentage
(Tonnage Diverted / Tonnage Generated)
73.7% 
 
Hazardous Materials (Programs not included in calculations)
 ProgramExistingPlanned/
Expanding
Tons   
 Batteries  (2.610)  
 Used Oil/Antifreeze  (22.650)  
 Paint  (0.330)  
 Other Hazardous Waste  (10.190)  
 

 

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.  Fliers
 2.  Technical Assistance
 3.  Waste Audits
 4.  Waste Evaluations/Survey
 
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 stream has been reduced since the IWMP was submitted in 2000. Such factors that have helped contribute to this reduction since 2000 include; increased employee awareness, new recycling and disposal procedures, and more widespread use of electronic data. The Department will continue to expand these recycling procedures while exploring new ideas in order to further reduce the waste stream.

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

Continued waste diversion programs include the recycling of white paper, mixed paper, cardboard, beverage containers, toner cartridges, business source reduction (includes manuals, electronic generated e-mails, newsletters, journals, phone books, timesheets, etc.) material exchange, wood pallets, document shredding, scrap metal.

Newly implemented waste diversion programs include the following:

Caltrans Director`s monthly video is offered on-line vs paper copy to each employee.

Upgrading existing recycling bins in hallways to increase employee awareness. Caltrans plans to expand throughout Sacramento.

Articles in Caltrans newsletter to promote recycling.

Posters hung reminding employees to "use both sides" while copying or printing and reuse your coffee cup on break.

 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)

For materials generated from the various building facilities, actual receipts were used to determine the amounts for both disposal and for recycling. Such materials include mixed paper, cardboard, beverage containers and newspaper. Percentages were used to determine the Business Source Reduction Program, electronic media, toner cartridges, online forms and reusable boxes.

As the Department continues to expand on the use of electronic media, it is anticipated that the Business Source Reduction category will increase. One example of this is how the Director communicates with his 21,000 plus employees. Not only are the Caltrans journals and Newsletters are both delivered electronically, the Director also delivers many important messages through electronic video casts that every employee can access though their computers. These practices reduce a large amount of paper that previously was needed to reach each employee. Revisions to manuals, journals, etc., are now offered on-line.

This year’s reported tonnage for paper and beverage containers are lower than reported last year. We feel that this is mostly due to inconsistencies with the janitorial staff that maintain our facilities. On numerous occasions, it was noticed that the material in the recycling bins were being emptied and combined with the material in the garbage dumpsters. Since most of the buildings are state owned in the Sacramento area, the janitorial services are provided through a contract with the Department of General Services (DGS). Several attempts have been made to rectify this during the 2006 calendar year, but unfortunately this activity continues. More discussions with DGS are planned for this year to stop this activity from continuing.

The total reported waste tonnage disposed is less this year than reported last year. One of the main reasons for this drop is how the data was collected. Last year, averages were used to calculate the amount of waste disposed. For example, a 5-yard bin picked up 3 days per week can be expected to generate a certain amount waste over a 12-month period. For this year’s report, actual receipts were given to determine the amount of waste disposed.

The Construction & Demolition (C&D) is significantly less this year than reported last year. This is due to seismic retrofit project to the Caltrans HQ building. This project generated a significant amount of C&D waste and has since been completed.

This years special collection events includes telephone book collection and special shredding, i.e., records destroyed at the record center, accounting, personnel, and legal. Special shredding totals were previously reported under Business Source Reduction.

 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.)

Business source reduction diversion activities include paper form reduction, toner cartridges, reusable boxes, electronic media, online forms, and videos.

Material exchange includes office furniture and computers (sent to schools).

Recycling activities include beverage containers, cardboard, newspaper, and mixed paper. Special collection events includes telephone book collection and special shredding, i.e., records destroyed at the record center, accounting, personnel, and legal. Special shredding totals were previously reported under Business Source Reduction.

Special waste materials include scrap metal, tires, wood waste,and construction debris.

Hazardous waste materials include batteries, used oil/antifreeze, paint, oil filters, paint thinner, fluorescent bulbs.

 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 Office of Resource Conservation. No additional PYs were allocated for these positions. The recycling coordinators have the responsibility to report on AB 75 in addition to their prior duties.