California Waste Solutions, Inc. Case Settles for $6,500

This page last reviewed June 29, 2010

California Waste Solutions, Inc. is an integrated solid waste company with terminals in Oakland and San Jose.  In April 2010, agreed to pay $6,500 in penalties; $4,875 to the California Air Pollution Control Fund and $1,625 to the Peralta Community College District for violating air quality regulations.  An investigation by the ARB showed that CWS failed to properly self-inspect their diesel vehicles to assure that vehicles met state smoke emission standards. CWS also failed to comply with the solid waste collection vehicle rule by neglecting to install legally required emission-reduction devices by applicable compliance dates. ARB documented violations as they related to the Periodic Smoke Inspection Program (PSIP) and Solid Waste Collection Vehicle Program (SWCV).  To settle the case CWS agreed to the $6,500 penalty and to comply with the PSIP and SWCV programs in addition to other ARB programs.