A 200,000-square-foot recycling and waste transfer facility, which will handle non-hazardous material from throughout Southeast Los Angeles County, has been unanimously approved by the City Council.
The facility, to be built on a 10-acre site at 3677 Bandini Blvd., will process as much as 6,000 tons of waste per day, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, said Kevin Wilson, city assistant engineer.
The complex will be owned by SERVCON Vernon Inc., a company created by OLS Energy of San Francisco to develop the property, said project adviser Richard Chase of Consultants Collaborative in San Marcos. Construction costs are estimated from $10 million to $40 million depending on the final project size, recycling methods used and other factors, Chase said. Unlike proposals for similar waste recovery and transfer stations elsewhere, this project has met with almost no opposition.
One of the few complaints came from Los Angeles Unified School District officials who expressed concern about the 1,037 trucks that could pass Vernon Elementary School at 2360 E. Vernon Ave. daily. The city responded by restricting the shipping routes.