State Agency Waste Management Annual Report for

Los Angeles City College (461)
2003 - Annual Report

Annual Report Summary - (Printer Friendly Version)

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Part I
State Agency Name:   Los Angeles City College
Address:   855 North Vermont Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90029
Director:   Doris Givens
Title:   President
Recycling Coordinator:   Erma Mitchell-Revoner
Address:   855 North Vermont Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90029
Work Phone:   (323) 953-4000 Ext: 2415
Fax Number:   (323) 953-4002
Email Address:
Total Employees:   466
Total Vistors, inmates, etc :   15,026
Part II
VerifiedLos Angeles City College
855 North Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90029
Number of Employees: 453 
Erma Mitchell-Revoner
855 North Vermont Avenue  Los Angeles, CA  90029
Phone: (323) 953-4000 Ext: 2415
Fax:  (323) 953-4002
Number of Employees: 10 
770 WILSHIRE BLVD.  Los Angeles, CA  90017
Phone: (213) 891-2422 Ext:
Fax:  (213) 891-2490
VerifiedLos Angeles City College
3440 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, Ca 90010
Number of Employees: 3 
Erma Mitchell-Revoner
855 North Vermont Avenue  Los Angeles, Ca  90029
Phone: (323) 953-4000 Ext: 2415
Fax:  (323) 953-4002
Total Employees: 466


Part III Section 1
Summary of program information entered to date.
Diversion Calculations
 Business Source Reduction  8.774  
 Material Exchange  5.773  
 Other Sources  1.000  
 Beverage Containers  5.900  
 Cardboard  19.500  
 Glass  2.979  
 Office Paper (mixed)  11.619  
 Plastics  2.500  
 Scrap Metal  4.000  
 Other Materials  0.057  
 Xeriscaping, grasscycling  53.200  
 Tires  0.120  
 Scrap Metal  80.000  
 Wood waste  22.000  
 Concrete/asphalt/rubble (C&D)  888.000  
 Rendering  0.600  
 MRF  74.000  
Total Tonnage Diverted

 Total Tonnage Disposed581.778 
Total Tonnage Generated

 Overall Diversion Percentage
(Tonnage Diverted / Tonnage Generated)
Hazardous Materials (Programs not included in calculations)
 Electronic Waste  (3.045)  
 Batteries  (1.000)  
 Used Oil/Antifreeze  (1.000)  
 Paint  (0.500)  
 Other Hazardous Waste  (0.500)  


Part III Section 2

This section of the annual report presents the methods in which your agency informed both employees and customers served that a recycling program was being implemented. Below are identified the programs you reported were continued or implemented during 2003.

 1.  Web Page
 2.  Seminars
 3.  Waste Information Exchange
 4.  Technical Assistance
 5.  Waste Audits
Part III Section 3
Procurement Activities Implemented in 2003

This section of the annual report presents your compliance with the State Agency Buy Recycled Campaign (SABRC). The activities identified below were reported as implemented or continued during 2003. (Note: Completing this section does not meet the SABRC reporting requirements (PCC Section 12162(b)).

1. Proactively Working With RCP Suppliers
Part IV
 1. Is the mission statement of the State agency/large State facility the same as reported in the previous year?

If No, what is the new mission statement?

 2. How has the waste stream (i.e. those materials disposed in landfills) changed since the Integrated Waste Management Plan was submitted? (Changes include kinds and quantities of materials disposed in landfills.)

The Los Angeles City College waste stream has significantly been reduced since the Integrated Waste Management Plan was submitted. Presently, the college diverts approximately 67% of all integrated wastes and approximately 33% is disposed by way of landfills. Office Paper (mixed) tonnage was reported lower, due to new waste hauler not able to quantify all of the fiber tonnage collected throughout the year (All paper is collected as mixed).

 3. Summarize what waste diversion programs were continued or newly implemented in 2003.

Construction and Demolition - The District - wide Integrated Waste Management Plan includes forms for estimating and tracking construction and demolition wastes.

Source Reduction - Districtwide Electronic Media for Calendar Year 2003.

Recyclimg - LACC employees and others collects and self haul to their local recycling centers and the contracted waste - hauler picks up waste materials for disposal and recycles them for remanufacture.

Material Reutilization - Furnitures, equipments, computers, nonprofit/school donations and used books buy for reuse.

Composting - Grasscycling of approximately 7 acres @ 7.6 tons acres for year 2003. Grasscycling is less for 2003 due to the demolition of the field.

Special Waste - Rendering

Facility Recovery - MRF

 4. How were the tonnages determined for the materials disposed and diverted? (e.g. waste assessments, per capita generation and extrapolation, actual disposal weights, or actual recycling weights)

Tonnages were determined by actual waste hauler disposal weights, estimates and by CIWMB grasscycling diversion guidelines of 7.6 tons per acres.

 5. What types of activities are included in each of the reported programs? (The following link of category definitions may assist you in answering this question.)

Source Reduction:

Business Source Reduction- Toner cartridges, double sided copying, reusing office supplies, reusable boxes, electronics media and electronics forms.

Material Exchange- Books buy - back, reuse of furnitures, partitions, doors, white boards and computers in other department. ( Items was removed from building that was demolished and the furniture was taken to other departments that bought new furnitures).

Recycling: Beverage Containers, Cardboard, Glass, Office paper (mixed), Plastics, Scrap Metal

Composting: Xeriscaping/grasscycling

Special Waste: Scrap Metal, Wood waste ,Concrete/asphalt/rubble (C&D), Rendering

Faciity Recovery: MRF

Other; rags

 6. Has the State agency/large State facility adopted or changed its waste reduction policy?

If Yes, what is the new waste reduction policy?

 7. What resources (staff and/or funds) did the State agency/large State facility commit toward implementing its Integrated Waste Management Plan in 2003 to help meet the waste diversion goals?

The College has identified the Recycling Coordinator and has provided the human resources necessary to carry out the task that is outlined under the Waste Management Plan. The college also has a safety officer who assists with recycling hazardous waste through the district's occupational health and safety specialist.

Employees recycle print cartridges and recycled paper products by placing these recyclables in appropriate recycling containers. Our construction management professionals have assisted by providing wsste stream diversion of construction and demolition waste.

The college's gardening staff divert all green waste to appropriate containers and have implemented utilizing drought resistant landscaping. Grass and tree clippings are used as mulch to minimize water evaporation.

The college has made a conscious effort to purchase environmental safe and friendly products, such as restroom supplies and copier paper for photocopying. Cleaning agents are also environmentally friendly. The college has implemented a policy of reducing our paper stream by using electronic messaging and websites to communicate information to the faculty and staff.