Republic Services, Inc. Settlement
Republic Services, Inc. Settles for $211,250
In February 2022, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) reached a settlement in the amount of $211,250 with Republic Services, Inc. (Republic) and several companies operating under it (the Companies), for violation of CARB’s air quality regulations. The Companies include Allied Waste of California, Inc., Allied Waste Transportation, Inc., Bay Leasing Company, Inc., BFI Waste Systems of North America, LLC, Browning-Ferris Industries of California, Inc., Consolidated Disposal Service, L.L.C., Delta Container Corporation, Golden Bear Transfer Services, Inc., Independent Trucking Company, International Disposal Corp. of California, N Leasing Company, LLC, Rainbow Disposal Co., Inc., Ramona Landfill, Inc., Solano Garbage Company, Sunrise Sanitation Service, Inc., Tayman Industries, Inc., and West Contra Costa Sanitary Landfill, Inc.
An investigation by CARB showed that the Companies had failed to: (1) properly self-inspect their diesel trucks, as required by the PSIP; (2) bring their trucks into compliance as outlined in the Truck and Bus (TB) Regulation; (3) bring their trucks into compliance by the deadlines set for in the Solid Waste Collection Vehicles and Heavy Crane Regulation, and (5) report changes to CARB as required by the In-Use Off-Road Diesel-Fueled Fleets Regulation.
CARB documented violations as they related to the TB Regulation as codified in Cal. Code Regs, tit. 13, § 2025; the Solid Waste Collection Vehicles and Heavy Crane Regulation (SWCV Regulation), as codified in Cal. Code Regs., tit. 13, § 2021 et seq.; the Periodic Smoke Inspection Program (PSIP), as codified in Cal. Code Regs., tit. 13, §§ 2190 et seq.; and the In‑Use Off-Road Diesel-Fueled Fleets Regulation (Off-Road Regulation), as codified in Cal. Code Regs., tit. 13, §§ 2449 et seq.
The full settlement amount of $211,250 will be deposited into CARB’s Air Pollution Control Fund, which provides funding for projects and research to improve California's air quality. Terms of the settlement include a requirement that the Companies attend a smoke-test training course, submit PSIP tests for the entire applicable fleet for calendar years 2020 and 2021, and comply with the TB Regulation, SWCV Regulation, Off-Road Regulation, PSIP Regulation, and other CARB regulations going forward. The Companies fully cooperated with CARB to resolve this matter.
(See also, Republic Case Summary entry and link to December 2022 Settlement Agreement below.)