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.