Dedicated to processing organic materials in Sonoma County
The Sonoma County Waste Management Agency ( SCWMA ) has voted that its staff will negotiate a contract exclusively with Renewable Sonoma to permit, build and operate the future municipal organics processing and composting facility in Sonoma County. Renewable Sonoma has proposed a state of the art renewable energy and composting facility to be co-located adjacent to the Laguna Treatment Plant on Llano Road, in Santa Rosa.
Renewable Sonoma will help the County of Sonoma and its Cities meet greenhouse gas reduction targets, as well as comply with stringent new regulations that require at least 75% of organic materials to be diverted from landfills. There is a multi-year process still ahead for state and local permitting, as well as having the municipalities of Sonoma County direct their organic materials to the project.
While maximizing diversion Renewable Sonoma also aims to to process the cleanest material possible. Organics are our local resource to enhance our soils. Therefore we have to treat the yard debris and food scraps with respect and leave non-compostables out. We will enlist the support of the local haulers and the SCWMA to assist us with our targeted community engagement & education program.
We are very excited about the team we have assembled to implement this ambitous organics recycling program. Please visit our About Us page to meet the partners.
Renewable Sonoma holds that organics recycling plays a key role in our efforts to curb climate change. This starts with diverting organics from the landfill. Give priority to food rescue and food waste prevention. Compost on-site, be it backyard, on-farm or community composting. When composting use Best Available Control Technologies (BACT) to reduce emissions. Lastly, but not least, use compost and mulches in a deliberate way to take carbon from the atmosphere and sequester it in the soil and standing biomass. Renewable Sonoma will assist farmers, landscapers and backyard gardeners in using compost and mulches in such a way that carbon farming and carbon gardening will take place to the maximum extend possible. Together we can make a difference.
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