Organic Waste Composting Project Protocol
The Organic Waste Composting (OWC) Project Protocol provides a standardized approach for quantifying and monitoring the GHG reductions from projects that avoid methane emissions to the atmosphere through the diversion and composting of municipal food waste and food soiled paper waste that would otherwise have been sent to a landfill. This project protocol builds largely on the Reserve’s protocol for organic waste digestion projects. This protocol was first adopted by the Reserve Board in June 2010.
- Organic Waste Composting Project Protocol Version 1.1 (July 29, 2013)
- Organic Waste Composting Project Protocol Summary
The Climate Action Reserve will be holding a stakeholder consultation regarding potential options for alternative eligibility requirements for source-separated organics (SSO) from grocery stores. Staff have prepared the memorandum below which outlines the issues, potential options for protocol updates, and request for stakeholder engagement. The Reserve will host a public webinar on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm PT to discuss the process and the contents of this memo with any interested stakeholders. Please register for the webinar HERE.
Protocol Development & Previous Versions
Use the links below to access information about the protocol development process of the Project Protocol. Public comments, staff responses to public comments, workgroup participants, and other supporting documents can also be found here.
Click a version of the protocol below to access more information:
Please contact the Policy Team with questions or comments.