Meeting California’s SB 1383 Mandate

If food waste were a country, it would be the third-highest emitter of greenhouse gas emissions after the United States and China. Closer to home, reducing food waste sent to California landfills is a critical component of the state’s strategy to minimize greenhouse gas emissions. California lawmakers recognized the risks associated with landfilled food waste and passed Senate Bill (SB) 1383. This new law requires organic waste collection and recycling services to divert 75 percent of the state’s organic waste from landfills by 2025. That’s the equivalent of more than 20 million tons per year. Here are the technologies and facilities Anaergia has developed and implemented to meet this ambitious goal.

A Guide to SB 1383

Here’s what you need to know about California’s new organics recycling mandate — Senate Bill 1383.

Anaergia Answers California’s Call to Action

California’s ambitious goals of carbon neutrality require bold solutions. Anaergia is leading the charge by partnering with government agencies and industry leaders to construct, upgrade, finance, and operate resource recovery facilities and green infrastructure around the State.

Anaergia’s Solutions

Waste Management Sun Valley

Anaergia’s Organics Extrusion Press (OREX™) operates at Waste Management’s Sun Valley Recycling Park in Sun Valley, California, servicing the greater Los Angeles metro region.

The OREX reliably and efficiently separates solid waste streams into wet organic and dry fractions, driving significant value through both resource recovery and diversion. The OREX™ recovers over 90% of putrescible organics from mixed waste streams and diverts material away from landfills. The wet fraction is then delivered to Anaergia’s Rialto Bioenergy Facility in Rialto, California, where it is processed and converted into renewable natural gas using Anaergia’s advanced anaerobic digestion technology.

Anaergia’s Rialto Bioenergy Facility

The Rialto Bioenergy Facility is the largest landfill diverted organic waste digester facility in North America addressing two pressing waste management issues in Southern California: food waste diversion from landfills and biosolids management. The Rialto Bioenergy Facility converts 700 tons per day of landfill diverted organic waste and 300 tons per day of biosolids into renewable natural gas, renewable electricity, and Class A fertilizer.

The facility serves the Southern California region as a regional organic recycling outlet with a net carbon dioxide emissions reduction of approximately 220,000 metric tons annually – equivalent to taking nearly 50,000 cars off the road. The Rialto Bioenergy Facility is designed, built, owned, operated, and financed by Anaergia.

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