Food, Soil, and Organics Recycling: Is Your Community Ready?

APA California Chapter, San Diego Section


Tuesday, March 14, 2017
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. CDT

San Diego, CA, United States


Cities and counties are at the front lines of implementing California’s new organics recycling laws, AB 1826 and SB 1383. But many in San Diego County are asking, where can we recycle this material?

Organics—such as plant trimmings and food scraps—make up more than a third of disposal sent to California landfills, and the State aims to divert 75% of this flow by 2025. Yet we currently lack the capacity to recycle all of this material. This creates pressure to quickly develop processing infrastructure, such as composting and anaerobic digestion facilities.


In this program, recycling and solid waste experts from local jurisdictions will present the new landscape of goals and regulations for organic material recycling, and illuminate how local communities can plan for better management of organics. Speakers include Michael Wonsidler, County of San Diego; Bill Prinz, City of San Diego; and Colleen Foster, City of Oceanside.


After lunch, see composting up close in a guided tour of the Fairgrounds’ mid-scale composting demonstration area, led by Solana Center for Environmental Innovation.


Resource URL

Contact Info

Matt Gelbman,