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Contra Costa Waste Services MDRR Mixed C&D Line Achieves RCI Certification

Posted on May 23, 2024

Congratulations to Contra Costa Waste Services for certifying their Mount Diablo Resource Recovery Mixed C&D Line.  It was a pleasure working with their team to complete their Certification.  From their Press Release:

Pittsburg, California, May 7, 2024 –  The Contra Costa Waste Services Material Recovery Facility’s Construction and Demolition (C&D) line has received certification from the Recycling Certification Institute (RCI). Contra Costa Waste Services is responsible for accepting, sorting, and diverting C&D debris. The RCI certification was granted following a comprehensive assessment conducted by an external third-party auditor of the facility’s procedures and guidelines. Additionally, it confirms the accuracy of the facility’s recovery and recycling documentation.

The Pittsburg facility is among sixteen C&D processing facilities in California that have achieved RCI certification.

“We are very pleased to have achieved this certification,” said Gary Lazdowski, the Chief Operating Officer of Contra Costa Waste Services. This certification is essential for the contractors responsible for transporting construction and demolition waste to the facility, as well as for environmental conservation efforts. It demonstrates our commitment to maximizing waste recovery. We are excited to be a Trusted + Proven + Essential partner in Contra Costa County.”

Additionally, when a contractor is involved in a project aimed at obtaining LEED greenbuilding certification (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), they can contribute to earning credits for the certification by responsibly disposing of C&D waste at a facility that is third-party certified.

The C&D Material Recovery Facility (MRF) operation is located at 1300 Loveridge Road in Pittsburg, CA. The MRF is currently owned and operated by Mt. Diablo Resource Recovery. Nothing Wasted Consulting Group performed the evaluation for RCI. The Nothing Wasted evaluation, and additional information on RCI and the Contra Costa Waste Services facility’s performance, can be found on RCI’s website.

About Mt Diablo Resource Recovery:  Mt. Diablo Resource Recovery serves our customers, communities, and environment responsibly by optimizing the use of discarded materials. Today, Mt. Diablo Resource Recovery serves over 250,000 residents and thousands of businesses throughout Contra Costa, Napa, and Solano Counties. Mt. Diablo Resource Recovery combines excellence in customer service with competitive rates, operating recycling and recovery programs designed to increase sustainability and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Mt. Diablo Recycling, in Pittsburg, California, contains the area’s largest state-of-the-art recycling processing center to keep all recyclable items out of the landfill so as much material as possible can be recycled and reused. Our company continues to grow and change to prepare our communities for the future. Consistent with our business values, we invest in programs and technology that maximize diversion and maintain customer convenience and service. Mt. Diablo Recycling is being transformed into the Mt. Diablo Resource Recovery Park (MDRRP). This facility will expand our recovery efforts, increasing the diversion of material from going to the landfill.