Did You Know?
The Recycling Center & Transfer Station is proud to dedicate 91.5% of its facility to recycling. Here are some fun facts about the Transfer Station. Did you know…
The Recycling Center & Transfer Station is the largest biomass supplier in the county?
16 acres is being used for recycling?
A combined size of approximately 170,000 square feet, the Recycling Center & Transfer Station and Mt. Diablo Recycling Center (next door) is the largest recycling center in the county?
Tires you bring to the Recycling Center & Transfer Station are shredded, recycled, and used for road base and playground equipment?
Carpet foam padding is recycled into new foam padding?
The Recycling Center & Transfer Station has its very own construction and demolition material sorter? (see below for more information)
The Recycling Center & Transfer Station is located on the same property as Mt. Diablo Recycling Center: a buy-back center, open from Monday-Saturday, 8 am to 4 pm. Come in & we'll buy-back your recycling!
Construction & Demolition Material Sorter:
A great deal of attention is being given to recycling old construction and demolition materials instead of taking them to the landfill. Contra Costa Waste Service, also referred to as the Recycling Center & Transfer Station (RCTS) now accepts and recycles a variety of construction materials at their location at 1300 Loveridge Road in Pittsburg.
How It Works
The construction and demolition processing occurs on a 3-acre parcel on the Southwest portion of the site. This area is mostly compacted gravel base, with a concrete pad for tipping, loading and installation of sort-line equipment. The area is served by the existing driveway from Loveridge Road that is the main access point into the Recycling Center and Transfer Station. Materials are delivered to the facility in debris box trucks, commercial vehicles, and self-haul public vehicles. Vehicles are weighed at the facility entrance on a certified scale with record keeping exclusive to the construction and demolition operation upon entering and exiting the facility. Trucks and debris boxes containing construction and demolition debris are dumped in the tipping area, which is clearly marked on the concrete tipping pad area. Construction and demolition debris requiring little or no processing is separated by a small front-end loader and placed in individual debris boxes by commodity (i.e., metals, wood waste, and bulky material for disposal). Large or bulky materials are handled with an excavator and deposited in the appropriate debris boxes. The remaining construction and demolition debris is sorted on a customized, mechanical pick line. Materials are loaded onto a feed conveyor with a front-end loader or a grappler. As the construction and demolition debris proceeds along the conveyor, large or bulky materials (wood, metal, plastics) are manually removed and placed in appropriate debris boxes. As a future option, a 3” minus screen may be added to separate out the “fines.” Remaining materials (smaller wood and metal) are manually sorted and placed in individual debris boxes by commodity. Residual, non-recyclable waste is containerized after falling from the end of the conveyor and is transported to a landfill.