Stockton Recycling Inc. Settlement
Stockton Recycling Inc. Case Settles for $15,000
In April 2014, Stockton Recycling Inc., based in Stockton, agreed to pay $15,000.00 in penalties for violating air quality regulations: $11,250.00 will go to the California Air Pollution Control Fund, which provides funding for projects and research to improve California's air quality; $3,750.00 will go to Peralta Colleges Foundation 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 Stockton Recycling Inc. failed to comply with the Solid Waste Collection Vehicle (SWCV) rule by neglecting to install legally required emission reduction devices by applicable compliance dates. Further, Stockton Recycling Inc. failed to properly self-inspect their diesel trucks to assure the trucks met state smoke emission standards. ARB documented violations as they related to the SWCV regulation and Periodic Smoke Inspection Program (PSIP). To settle the case, Stockton Recycling Inc. agreed to the $15,000.00 penalty and to comply with the SWCV and PSIP programs in addition to other ARB programs.