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  • 27 Aug 2020 6:25 AM | Adrianne Fernandez

    To sign up for the SWANA Composting Webinar, click here

    To sign up for the Waste Expo, click here

    SWANA SB1383 Webinar Recap: 

    • Jurisdictions / Haulers thought SB 1383 programs would be heavily supported by the commercial accounts (both financially and in terms of foodwaste quantities), but due to COVID the commercial side is uncertain and unreliable.
    • “Easiest” way to comply with SB 1383 now is to focus on residential accounts and allow foodwaste to be co-collected with greenwaste
    • Air permitting for composting facilities has been requiring an average of two years or more to get through the permitting process with the local air district.
    • Be prepared to negotiate with the local air district on permit conditions.

    What does this mean for ACP members?

    • Greenwaste-only composting facilities will need to revise their permits to accept minimal amounts of foodwaste. Estimated foodwaste co-collected with greenwaste in residential programs has been 2-5%.
    • Air permitting process is becoming more extreme. Engage with the local air district early and start now if your facility wants to play a role in SB 1383’s diversion mandates coming Jan. 1, 2022.
  • 20 Jul 2020 8:30 AM | Adrianne Fernandez

    Other insights or comments in regards to ACP support from the survey:

    • I've been getting questions re: CalRecycle postponing SB 1383 due to COVID.
    • AG industry is still very wary of using composting made with food scraps. Would like data/reports on how to inform and educate on this issue.
    • How to connect with my local jurisdiction and find an easy way to convey SB1383 to members.
    • Clearly define compost as it's called out in Article 12 so producers can market using the same terminology. Figure out how to communicate with CA jurisdictions so they can be assured that there is quality compost available for them in their areas.
    • We are still trying to understand the impact of 1383 on our company and community.
    • How to pay for increased outreach staff with economic downturn due to COVID.
    • I am interested to get a synopsis of this survey.
    • Article 12 - Consulting and training on increasing the use of compost and related bioresources to deliver greater ecosystem services.
    • Details on the Regulatory Issues associated with SB 1383.

    SB 1383 Support Survey.pdf

  • 7 Jul 2020 7:00 AM | Adrianne Fernandez

    To download the Mulch fact sheet, please click here:

    What is MWELO - Mulch Products Fact Sheet.pdf

  • 25 Jun 2020 9:00 AM | Adrianne Fernandez

    To share your organization's success stories and be featured in a future Spotlight, please send pictures and descriptions to Carina McCarthy at

  • 20 May 2020 8:00 AM | Adrianne Fernandez

    Please see the pdf for the MWELO fact sheet below: 

    What is MWELO Fact Sheet.pdf

    Below is the research report for anyone wanting to apply compost to slopes as a storm water blanket.  This is a peer-reviewed publication and as such does not promote a product or services:

    Research Report - Storm Water Blanket.pdf

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Executive Director Dan Noble
Association of Compost Producers
California State Chapter of the US Composting Council

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