Recycling Facilities

Development of the Gateway Industrial District provides an opportunity to relocate two recycling businesses currently located in the West Oakland neighborhood to a more suitable location.

California Waste Solutions (CWS) is a local recycling company headquartered in West Oakland. The company is currently pursuing approval to build a new recycling facility in the Gateway Industrial District and relocate its existing recycling facilities to the new location.

Relocating the recycling facilities will assist with minimizing the impact of truck intensive operations in the West Oakland community that has been historically disproportionally impacted by the degradation of air quality caused by diesel truck emissions and truck activity.

The new facility is intended to receive, process and transfer up to 850 tons per day of residential and commercial recycling material (i.e. the material collected from recycling bins, recycling carts and other recycling containers). In addition to recycling operations, an informational area to accommodate scheduled tours of the facility will be provided at the site.

Parcel Summary

CWS Parcel Map
CWS Parcel Map

The vacant 14.36 acre parcel referred to as CN-1 (See location map above) within the North Gateway portion of the former Oakland Army Base (OARB) Redevelopment Plan Area, is analyzed in the City and Port adopted the 2012 Addendum to the 2002 OARB EIR (2012 Addendum) as a parcel appropriate for large scale recycling. California Waste Solutions (CWS) is a local recycling company headquartered in West Oakland with existing facilities at 3300 Wood Street and 1820 10th Street. CWS has entered into an Exclusive Negotiating Agreement with the City of Oakland to purchase the CN-1 parcel and build a new 171,765 square foot, 50-foot tall state-of-the-art recycling facility. CWS’ existing West Oakland facilities would be closed. Its recycling operations would be permanently relocated to a newly constructed recycling facility to what is now known as 2008 Wake Avenue. In addition to recycling operations, an informational area to accommodate scheduled tours of the facility is provided at the two-story front entry of the building facing Wake Avenue.

The new recycling facility would be situated on the lot with the front entry facing west and surrounded by ample asphalt to accommodate heavy truck circulation to and from the site. Landscaping including bio-swales would be planted along the perimeter of the parking and loading areas and act as a buffer from the surrounding parcels. The proposal is comprised of a two-story, 170,765 square-foot (sf) recycling facility including approximately 6,000 square feet of administrative office space and approximately 1,600 square feet of educational/observation areas to be used as CWS’ Oakland headquarters.

CWS Rendering
CWS Rendering

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