Waste Characterization – Composition Study, Athens Services, City of Industry, California

SCS Engineers has conducted a number of waste composition studies at the Athens Services materials recovery facility (MRF) and transfer station in Los Angeles County.

The studies are conducted in accordance with California Integrated Waste Management Board protocols, and include:

  • preparation of a sampling plan
  • sorting of waste into 57 different categories
  • preparation of report findings

The results of the analysis are used to determine the recycling rate or recyclable portion of the incoming waste stream from a number of municipalities.