San Diego Chooses GBB to Analyze Recycling Program

Consulting group will work with IntelliWaste to study the city’s collection program.

July 25, 2013
Recycling Today Staff

The City of San Diego’s Environmental Services Department has chosen Gershman, Brickner & Bratton Inc., (GBB) Fairfax, Va., to provide an in-depth analysis and assessment of the city’s current collection system and provide recommendations to reduce the program’s costs and improve its operational efficiency.

GBB says it will provide assistance to help San Diego continue to deliver service levels that citizens have come to expect and depend on, provide for the public health and the cleanliness of the city and meet recycling and waste reduction goals while remaining sensitive to growing fiscal constraints.

Joining GBB on the project will be the California-based consulting firm IntelliWaste Inc., [] which is headed by Archie Humphrey, who brings more than 30 years of experience in the private sector managing large projects including collection systems, recycling, processing and transfer and solid waste sanitary landfill operations across California.

San Diego currently provides weekly refuse and recycling collection services to about 289,000 residential units and bi-weekly yard waste collection services to 190,000 residential units. Collection services for smaller city facilities are also provided, along with seven days per week collection of public litter containers in business districts throughout the City.

In fiscal year 2010, about 420,000 tons of waste, recyclables and greenery from more than 25 million stops were collected.