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California Portland Cement
Colton, CA, USA

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a.k.a./f.k.a.:No known alias
CHWMEG Report Number:H568.0
Member Interest: This facility is currently being tracked by 3 members
(Member interest is not related to how many members use this facility.)
*Location Map:Google Maps
Review Program
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There is 1 more review conducted prior to 2014 not shown.
Description of Services:The facility instituted a program in 1992 known as the alternative raw material (ARM) program. Select industrial wastes, both nonhazardous and California hazardous (as Excluded Recyclable Materials, under California statute) began to be accepted into the facility to offset the cost of purchasing raw materials. A sophisticated screening process was instituted to ensure that RCRA hazardous wastes were not accepted. California hazardous waste fuels are also not acceptable into the kilns. Foundry sands, FCC catalyst fines, abrasive blasting media (copper slag), silica filter media from beer manufacturing, and water treatment sludges are some of the more common types of ARMs presently accepted. These wastes are high in essential elements necessary for cement: Ca, Al, Si, and Fe. Annual quantities of ARMs received and recycled are considered proprietary, and were not provided.

Aside from ARM's, the facility accepts whole car and truck tires, which are introduced mid-kiln as a fuel and iron source. The tires act as a NOx reducer, lowering the overall temperature of the kiln. Additionally, latex paint is accepted for use in plastic cement. Predominant fuel for the kilns is coal, and natural gas.

ARMs are shipped in dedicated bulk shipments in dump trucks (solids and sludges), roll-off trucks (solids only), and vacuum trucks (FCC catalyst fines). They are handled similar to raw materials in the production of cement.

Description Date:2005 Facility Review Program
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