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Title: Del Norte means north to recycling

Del Norte Regional Recycling and Transfer Station is owned by the city of Oxnard, California and operated by BLT Enterprises, Inc. The Del Norte facility--located in southwestern Ventura County about an hour northwest of Los Angeles--processes polyethylene terephthalate (PET) and high-density polyethylene (HDPE) plastic containers, aluminum, steel, glass, old corrugated containers (OCC), newspapers, computer printout paper, white and colored ledger paper, coated book, supermix paper, telephone books, and old magazines. According to the company, there has been virtually no community opposition to the site. The facility has few neighbors, and those are agricultural. To keep the community relationship strong, the facility`s design and location all but eliminated odor and noise complaints. The building was designed against the prevailing wind pattern, and BLT processes odorous material fast. A misting system installed for dust suppression also can be used with a solution for odor control should the need arise.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
616121
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Waste Age; Journal Volume: 29; Journal Issue: 6; Other Information: PBD: Jun 1998
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; RESOURCE RECOVERY FACILITIES; WASTE PRODUCT UTILIZATION; SOLID WASTES; CALIFORNIA; WASTE MANAGEMENT; RECYCLING; PLASTICS; PAPER; STEELS; GLASS; ALUMINIUM; MUNICIPAL WASTES