Local Rubbish Company, Inc. Case Settles for $7,500

This page last reviewed October 25, 2010

In October 2010, Local Rubbish Company, Inc. agreed to pay $7,500 in penalties for violating air quality regulations:  $5,625 will go to the California Air Pollution Control Fund, which provides funding for projects and research to improve California's air quality; $1,875 will go to Peralta Community College District to fund emission education classes conducted by participating California community colleges, under the California Council for Diesel Education and Technology (CCDET) program.  An investigation by the Air Resources Board (ARB) showed that Local Rubbish Company failed to properly self-inspect their diesel trucks to insure the trucks met state smoke emission standards.  Local Rubbish Company 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, Local Rubbish Co. agreed to the $7,500 penalty and to comply with the PSIP and SWCV programs, and other ARB programs.