C.L.A.R.T.S. is now operating at full capacity. We have completed the process of improving the loading port tunnel roof and tipping floor at the Central Los Angeles Recycling and Transfer Station (CLARTS). This improvement was conducted in four phases so as to minimize the disruption to the normal operation of the facility. Work began mid-February 2010 and was completed around mid August 2010.
The photos below illustrate the progress of construction by date until completion.
Construction Complete (August 20)
LA Sanitation (LASAN) looked for other opportunities compatible with the C.L.A.R.T.S. operations. LASAN used Waste Management Metro facility to transfer an average of 600 TPD (ton per day) of yard trimming from South LA and North Central Watersheds. A plan was developed to accommodate the transfer of 200-400 TPD of yard trimming at CLARTS, with projected savings of $1 million annually. To accomplish this task, the old Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) building was retrofitted with a ramp, loading dock and a truck scale. Work began mid July 2011 and was completed in the late October 2011. Greenwaste Transfer Operations from CLARTS started in October 31, 2011.
Ramp and Loading Dock Construction
Complete Ramp and Loading Dock
Installation of the Misting System
Installation of the Truck Scale
Completed Truck Scale
Yard Trimming Delivery by BOS Trucks
Yard Trimming Tipping Floor
Truck on New Scale During Yard Trimming Loading
Loading Yard Trimmings Using New Ramp & Loading Dock
The construction project involves repairing sections of the damaged metal building columns, stacking wall columns and adding bracing to the existing stacking walls for the North wall of the transfer building. Second part of the project involves installing an extension to the existing stacking wall in the green waste transfer building. Work began in March of 2013. Project was completed January of 2014.
Cracked Push Wall foundation at the North wall of Transfer Buildings
North wall of Transfer Building
Sheared Push Wall Columns at the North wall of Transfer Building
Construction of the Push Wall bracing to protect building columns
CLARTS Inbound & Outbound Scale Automation will allow unattended scale operation using dedicated proximity cards issued to City collection trucks. Automated system installation was completed in March 2013. Pilot testing phase of the project started in July 2013 with City roll-off trucks.
Outbound Scale Unattended System. Used mostly to record truck tare for private customers.
One of the two Inbound Scale Unattended Systems to allow drivers for the right side collections trucks to self-serve and weight incoming loads.
Second Inbound Scale Unattended System to allow drivers for left side trucks to execute weighing transactions