Organic Waste Composting Project Protocol Development
Stakeholder Consultation – Grocery Store Documentation
The Reserve hosted a stakeholder consultation webinar on March 19, 2014 to discuss potential options for alternative eligibility requirements for source-separated organics (SSO) from grocery stores. Staff prepared the memorandum below which outlines the issues, potential options for protocol updates, and request for stakeholder engagement. The presentation slides and webinar video are also available.
- Organic Waste Composting memorandum regarding grocery store SSO documentation requirements
- Reserve Presentation
- Meeting Video
The Organic Waste Composting (OWC) Project Protocol underwent a technical revision that reflects feedback received, research conducted, and errata and clarifications released since the protocol’s initial adoption in 2010.
- Summary of Changes from OWC Project Protocol V1.0 to V1.1
- Protocol Overview Public Webinar Presentation (August 13, 2013)
- Protocol Overview Public Webinar Video (August 13, 2013)
|California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle)||The Climate Trust|
|Edgar & Associates, Inc.||US Composting Council|
|Environmental Credit Corp.|
Public Comment Webinar
The Reserve hosted a webinar to discuss the proposed changes to the protocol on May 29, 2013. The Reserve used feedback from the webinar along with written comments received during the public comment period to inform decisions about the proposed changes.
The Reserve hosted a consultation on October 25, 2012 to discuss specific improvements and changes to the OWC Project Protocol, specifically:
- Characterization of mixed municipal solid waste (MSW) streams originating at a materials recovery facility (MRF)
- Documentation requirements for grocery store waste streams
- Compost process monitoring requirements
- Other protocol issues that stakeholders would like the Reserve to consider during the update process
The Reserve used feedback from the consultation to inform revisions to the protocol.
- Organic Waste Composting Project Protocol Version 1.0 (June 30, 2010)
- Organic Waste Composting Project Protocol Summary
- Errata and Clarifications to Organic Waste Composting Project Protocol Version 1.0 (February 3, 2012)
The Reserve began developing the OWC Project Protocol in December 2009. The technical workgroup met from February through May 2010 to refine the draft protocol. A public workshop was held in late May to discuss the draft protocol which was available for public review and comment through May and June. Staff made final revisions to the protocol in June and it was approved by the Reserve Board on June 30, 2010.
Staff Response to Public Comments, Version 1.0 (June 2010)
The Reserve hosted a public workshop in Los Angeles, CA, on May 27, 2010 to provide a venue for public feedback on the draft Organic Waste Composting Project Protocol. The workshop materials are available for download below.
The audio file can be accessed below. It begins on Slide 11 of the Presentation, Introduction to the Protocol.
Protocol Development Kickoff Meeting
The Reserve hosted a public meeting to kickoff the protocol development process for the Organic Waste Composting Project Protocol in Portland, Oregon, on December 9, 2009. The meeting provided a venue for the Reserve to discuss composting project GHG reductions and the protocol development process, as well as solicit information and feedback from the public. Please see below for the kickoff meeting agenda and presentation.
|Alameda County Waste Management Authority||Integrated Waste Management Consulting|
|Association of Compost Producers||Mundus Aer, LLC|
|California Composting Coalition and California Organic Recycling Council||North Carolina State University|
|California Resource Recovery Association||New England Organics|
|Californians Against Waste||Ohio Environmental Protection Agency|
|Cedar Grove Composting||Recology|
|Center for a Competitive Waste Industry||SCS Engineers|
|Community Recycling||U.S. Environmental Protection Agency|
|California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (formerly CIWMB)||University of Washington|
|Environmental Credit Corporation||Waste Management|