Procurement of Recovered Organic Waste Products – Strategies for Compliance

Southern California Waste Management Forum

Annual Business Meeting & Conference Webinar

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June 9, 2021

Phil Mainolfi has over 13 years of financial, accounting and process automation experience, as well as seven years of diverse experience in the solid waste industry. While in the private sector, he spent several years managing solid waste contract compliance for 46 municipalities and government agencies; developing financial models, automating financial reporting processes, designing and developing management reporting tools, and managing external audits. Phil is a recognized expert in hauler/processor operations, zero waste planning, public outreach, and SB 1383 implementation.

Legislative Update – April 2021

SB 1383 Checklist now Available!!

This SB 1383 Jurisdictional Checklist was prepared by HF&H Consultants, LLC based on CalRecycle’s SB 1383 Short‐Lived Climate Pollutant regulations (“SB 1383”) approved on November 3, 2020. HF&H provides this as a guidance document to highlight key requirements for jurisdiction compliance; however, it does not reflect all requirements. In this checklist, “jurisdiction” means city or county. Requirements that pertain only to counties are labeled accordingly. Several items in the checklist may be assigned to a jurisdiction’s designee, but it is ultimately the responsibility of a jurisdiction to comply with SB 1383 pursuant to 14 CCR Section 18981.2.c. Unless otherwise stated, jurisdiction compliance with SB 1383 shall occur by January 1, 2022. SB 1383 also includes requirements for generators, haulers, food recovery services, food recovery organizations, and facility operators; however, these are not summarized in this checklist.

Click here to download the checklist.

Legislative Update – October 2020

SB 1383 Model Tools Now Available

SB 1383 Model Implementation Tools Now Available!

Over the past year, HF&H has supported CalRecycle with creating four Model SB 1383 Implementation Tools, including: a Model Franchise Agreement, Mandatory Organics Disposal Reduction Ordinance, Recovered Organic Waste Product Procurement Policy, and Edible Food Recovery Agreement. These customizable documents provide tools to support jurisdictions and other regulated entities with successful implementation of programs and policies to meet SB 1383 goals.

These highly anticipated tools are now available on CalRecycle’s website here. The tools are in draft form until the State Office of Administrative Law (OAL) gives final approval on the SB 1383 Regulations; however, they are available for public use. Thank you to Debra Kaufman Consulting and Diversion Strategies who assisted HF&H in creating some of the model tools, as well as the Advisory Group of industry experts that provided feedback throughout the process.

Additionally, HF&H and CalRecycle will be hosting a series of webinar presentations to provide an overview of the model tools and to support users with navigating the documents.
Webinar Schedule:

CalRecycle will release more detailed information on the webinars on their website soon. We hope you will join us to learn more and get started using these foundational tools to prepare for SB 1383 implementation, which is just 15 months away (January 1, 2022 is just around the corner!)

As part of this project, HF&H also researched and developed eight SB 1383 case studies for CalRecycle that showcase some strategies jurisdictions have taken to reduce disposal of organic waste through four mechanisms: franchise agreements, enforcement ordinances, edible food recovery programs, and organic waste product procurement.

Further information:

SB 1383 Model Tools and Case Studies: https://calrecycle.ca.gov/organics/slcp/education

General information on SB 1383: https://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/organics/slcp

CalRecycle’s SLCP listserv:  https://www2.calrecycle.ca.gov/Listservs/Subscribe/152

 

HF&H has the most extensive SB 1383 knowledge and experience of any public-sector oriented consulting firm in California. Our work with CalRecycle on the model implementation tools and case studies gives us a unique insight into the regulations and their real world application.  For over seventy-five (75) jurisdictions across the State, we have prepared or are in the processing of preparing SB 1383 compliance plans; analyzing the cost of compliance and potential staffing impacts; amending or developing new franchise agreements with SB 1383 program provisions; amending or developing new ordinances to align with SB 1383 requirements; and, developing funding strategies. This diverse experience ensures that your organization will receive an unparalleled menu of compliance pathways and a nuanced understanding of the downstream effects of each decision. For questions about customization of the SB 1383 Model Tools or to inquire about the HF&H’s SB 1383 services and how we might assist your jurisdiction, please contact us: https://hfh-consultants.com/contact/

SB 1383 Model Tools

Northern California Recycling Association (NCRA) 

October 5-6, 2020

Ernest N. Memorial Convention Center, New Orleans, LA

Author

Monaliza Noor (presenter) is an Associate Analyst at HF&H Consultants. She recently assisted with the development of CalRecycle’s SB 1383 implementation tools and case studies.  To help jurisdictions plan for SB 1383, Ms. Noor has also helped develop a number of SB 1383-specific tools that identify requirements; delineate which entity (City, hauler, or a third-party) will do what; and, allow for cost-benefit analysis. In addition to her SB 1383 focused work, Ms. Noor also assists in hauler performance reviews, solid waste and recycling contract analysis, and procurement evaluations. Before diving into the world of solid waste, Ms. Noor worked as a multimedia journalist for about a decade. Before joining HF&H Consultants in 2018, Ms. Noor worked for the City of Oakland’s environmental services division.  In 2016, she earned a Master of Science degree in Environmental Management from the University of San Francisco.

Content

Monaliza Noor will provide an overview of newly developed SB 1383 Implementation Tools produced for CalRecycle by HF&H Consultants, in conjunction with Diversion Strategies and Debra Kaufman Consulting.  The SB 1383 tools include: a model franchise agreement; a model mandatory organics disposal reduction ordinance; a model organic waste product procurement policy; and, a model edible food recovery agreement. Each tool provides example provisions for use by jurisdictions and other entities to develop new agreements, ordinances, and/or policies, or to amend existing ones. The presentation will highlight key provisions of each tool and describe how users can navigate and customize each model tool. 

New SB 1383 Case Studies Now Published!

CalRecycle has Posted Eight SB 1383 Case Studies

Over the past several months, HF&H has supported CalRecycle with creating SB 1383 Implementation Tools to provide resources to jurisdictions and other regulated entities around the state with implementing successful programs and policies to meet the goals of SB 1383. As part of this project, HF&H researched and developed eight SB 1383 case studies, which were recently published on CalRecycle’s website. The SB 1383 case studies showcase some strategies jurisdictions have taken to reduce disposal of organic waste through four mechanisms: franchise agreements, enforcement ordinances, edible food recovery programs, and organic waste product procurement.

HF&H also developed a series of customizable model implementation tools and accompanying guidance, including: a model franchise agreement, mandatory organics disposal reduction ordinance, organic waste product procurement policy, and edible food recovery agreement. CalRecycle will make these tools available to the public after the final SB 1383 regulations have been approved by the State Office of Administrative Law (OAL).

Additionally, HF&H and CalRecycle will be hosting a series of webinar presentations to provide an overview of the model tools and to support users with navigating the documents. Stay tuned for the release of the model tools and dates of the webinars, which will be announced via CalRecycle’s website and SLCP listserv (subscribe here) and on HF&H’s blog.

 

Further information

SB 1383 case studies: https://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/organics/slcp/education

More information on SB 1383: https://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/organics/slcp

Subscription link for CalRecycle’s SLCP listserv for updates: https://www2.calrecycle.ca.gov/Listservs/Subscribe/152

 

While the SB 1383 regulations are not yet final, HF&H has the most extensive SB 1383 knowledge and experience of any public-sector oriented consulting firm in California. Our work with CalRecycle on the case studies and model implementation tools gives us a unique insight into the regulations and real world application of them.  For over fifty (50) jurisdictions across the State, we have prepared or are in the processing of preparing SB 1383 compliance plans; analyzing the cost of compliance and potential staffing impacts; amending or developing new franchise agreements with SB 1383 program and reporting provisions; amending or developing new ordinances to align with SB 1383 requirements; and, developing funding strategies. To inquire about HF&H’s SB 1383 services and how we might assist your jurisdiction, please contact us: https://hfh-consultants.com/contact/

Legislative Update – November 2019

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Are commercial organics diversion mandates working in California?

WasteExpo

May 4-7, 2019

Ernest N. Memorial Convention Center, New Orleans, LA

Authors:

Laith Ezzet, Senior Vice President (presenter)

Haley Kunert, Associate Analyst (co-author)

Content

California’s mandatory commercial organics regulation, AB 1826, was phased in from April 2016 through January 1, 2019.  Now that the statutory phased-in implementation period is complete, we can measure jurisdiction compliance and overall success in diverting commercial organics.  Additionally, California is implementing additional mandatory participation requirements for residential and commercial organics programs effective January 1, 2022 under SB 1383.  We will present examples of commercial organics programs implemented in California in response to the State’s mandatory commercial organics law, including collection methods, processing methods, rate structures, participation levels, and success in diverting organic material.  We will also discuss the State’s penalties and enforcement efforts for non-compliant jurisdictions.

Attendees will learn:

About the Speaker

Laith Ezzet has over 28 years of experience as a solid waste and recycling consultant.  He is currently actively involved in helping public agencies to develop and negotiate organics diversion programs with their solid waste service providers.  He has negotiated solid waste contracts with a combined value of over two billion dollars.  He is a member of the Board of Directors for the Southern California chapter of SWANA, and previously served on the Board for the California Resource Recovery Association.  He has presented papers at more than 30 industry events such as SWANA symposiums and workshops, Waste Expo, CRRA, WASTECON, SCWMF, California League of Cities, and other industry organizations.