City of Concord SB 1383 Route Reviews with
Mount Diablo Resource Recovery
Client: Mount Diablo Resource Recovery
Date: December 2022
Key Personnel: Laura McKaughan, Project Principal
√ 135 Commercial/MFD sites audited
√ 372 Residential sites audited
√ 100% of all routes were audited and daily targets for sites audited was either met or exceeded
√ Team of 5 Field Contractors headed out each day at 5am, rain or shine
√ Project completed on time and under budget
Background: Envirolutions Consulting, LLC conducted a “Route Review” or a contamination monitoring survey of residential, multifamily and commercial accounts on the garbage routes in the City of Concord in December 2022. The purpose of this project was to comply with the requirements under SB 1383 for haulers routes to be audited annually to monitor for contamination and to provide feedback and educational materials to generators when issues were found.
The project was designed in coordination with the waste and recycling service provider Mt Diablo Resource Recovery and included reviewing 2-4 routes daily over the course of 5 days for a total of 507 sites audited. Two teams of two headed out each day to complete the project in just one week. The streams audited were trash, and recycling and organics containers when present.
The data from the contamination monitoring was captured directly in the field into the Recyclist app or written on audit sheets manually in the event the app was not available. A final report on activities, challenges, achievements and recommendations was provided to the project funder at the conclusion of the project.