San Francisco Bay Private Waste Company Becomes First to Earn SWEEP Certification

SEATTLE (Scrap Monster): The San Francisco Bay- based private waste company, Mt. Diablo Resource Recovery has become the first to receive certification from the Solid Waste Environmental Excellence Performance (SWEEP) standard, in recognition of its sustainability practices. It must be noted that SWEEP, founded by Rob Watson, recognizes public as well as private solid waste and recycling companies, based on their sustainability performance.


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The certification was awarded after thorough analysis of its business in five different categories- policy, data, collection, recovery and disposal.

Mt. Diablo Resource Recovery operates a fleet of more than 125 vehicles, providing residential and commercial collection in east San Francisco Bay area. In addition, the company runs a transfer station in Pittsburgh, California, with a processing capacity of nearly 1,500 tons per day.

The company’s efforts to achieve the prestigious certification were led by Bart Miller, director of environmental health and safety. The company’s fleet runs on renewable biodiesel, which in turn helped it to earn extra credits during the certification process, he noted.