SCS Engineers conducted a variety of waste composition studies, i.e., “sorts,” for the Los Angeles Sanitation District’s materials recovery facility in Downey.
These sorts were conducted to serve a variety of purposes:
- quarterly sorts to determine the quantities and percentages of recyclable material found in residential recycling loads to determine diversion percentages for facility client jurisdictions
- sorts to determine the recycling potential of select residential routes
- sorts to determine the recycling potential of select commercial accounts
- sorts to determine the quantity and percentages of residual wastes from the facility’s sorting line