Westside Waste Management Company Inc. Case Settles for $1,500.00

This page last reviewed January 30, 2013.

In January 2013, Westside Waste Management Company Inc. (WWMCI) based in Taft, not associated with the national company, Waste Management, agreed to pay $1,500.00 in penalties for violating air quality regulations: $1,125.00 will go to the California Air Pollution Control Fund, which provides funding for projects and research to improve California's air quality; $375.00 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 WWMCI failed to comply with the Solid Waste Collection Vehicle (SWCV) rule by neglecting to install legally required emission reduction devices by applicable compliance dates. ARB documented violations as they related to the SWCV regulation. Consequently, to settle the case, WWMCI agreed to the $1,500.00 penalty and to comply with the SWCV program.