BioCycle REFOR17


Building Best-In-Class
Organics Recycling
Local Policies
Food Waste Collection
Processing Infrastructure
March 30, 31, April 1, 2, 2020 • Sacramento, California • DoubleTree By Hilton Sacramento

Agenda/Events Pages: Monday Workshop & Demo | Tuesday & Wednesday Conference Sessions and Deep Dive Discussions | Thursday Best-In-Class Tours
Networking Events | Event Schedule | Tour of Sacramento’s Community Compost Network

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Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Updated 3.6

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 | | 8:30 AM — 9:45 AM
Track 1
SB 1383 — The Formal Regulations

• Summary of SB 1383 regulatory requirements for jurisdictions

• Timeline for implementation


Hank Brady and Ashlee Yee, CalRecycle

Track 2
Behavior Change Strategies
Rethink Compost: A Public Education & Outreach Case Study

Stephen Groner, S. Groner Associates, Inc.

Julia Au, RethinkWaste

Preventing Household Food Waste At The Source: A Behavioral Approach

Kaitlin Phelps, Action Research

Creating Organics Recycling Compliance

Kendra Bruno, City of Napa (CA)

Deep Dive 07: How to Design a Commercial Food Waste Recycling Program

Ryan Cooper, Rubicon

Deep Dive 08: Design Your Own Compostable Product Field Test

Emily McGill, BSIbio & BÉSICS Packaging

Hilary Near, City of San Francisco

Cary Oshins, Compost Council Research and Education Foundation


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for no more than three Deep Dives.


Wednesday, April 1, 2020 | | 10:30 AM — 12:15 PM
Track 1
SB 1383 Model Franchise Agreement, Model Enforcement Ordinance and Model Procurement Policy

• Customizable template for jurisdictions and haulers to update existing agreements, ordinances and policies, or draft new ones to comply with SB 1383 requirements

• Model franchise agreement's key sections, including collection systems and services, transfer, processing and disposal services, and container requirements, contamination monitoring, enforcement, food recovery provisions

• Model enforcement ordinance's key sections, including generator requirements, waivers, food recovery organizations and services, and inspections and enforcement

• Model procurement policy's key sections, including recovered organic waste (ROW) product procurement targets, ROW use by direct service providers, and jurisdiction requirements to purchase ROW products


Rob Hilton, HF&H Consultants

Cara Morgan and Ashlee Yee, CalRecycle

Track 2
Business, Financing Of Anaerobic Digestion
AD Project Development Handbook: Ownership Models, Capital Investments, Financing

Vanessa McKinney, US EPA

Perspectives Of AD Project Developer

Kavitha Ramakrishnan, Brightmark Energy

Combining Government Incentives To Attract Private Capital To RNG Fuel Production

Tim Olson, California Energy Commission



Deep Dive 09: Improving Commercial Collection: Using Social Science to Motivate Behavior Change

Kaitlin Phelps, Action Research

Deep Dive 10: Compost For A Regenerative Planet

Phil Ragan, EcoSafe

Stephanie Barger, TRUE Zero Waste Program, USGBC


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for no more than three Deep Dives.

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 | | 1:45 PM — 3:30 PM
Track 1
SB1383:  Edible Food Recovery:  The Road To Achieving 20%

Kyle Pogue, CalRecycle

• SB1383: Final Edible Food Recovery regulations

• Model Food Recovery Agreement

• Creating Edible Food Recovery Program in San Mateo County

• Edible Food Recovery coalition building

• Blending local food rescue success stories with practical how-to advice on prevention, edible food recovery


Martine Boswell, CalRecycle

Rob Hilton, HF&H Consultants

Monica White, Edgar & Associates

Jack Johnson, County of San Mateo (CA)

Coryanne Mansell, Center for EcoTechnology

Track 2
Compostable Products: Peeling Back The Onion

• Policy and legislative disconnects

• Evaluating compostable products as feedstock for proposed organics facility

• Identification, performance, organic status and chemical contamination

• Case studies


Xinci Tan, Zero Waste Sonoma

Rhodes Yepsen, Biodegradable Products Institute

Neil Edgar, California Compost Coalition



Deep Dive Discussions are small group peer-to-peer discussions limited to 30 participants. A Subject Matter Expert leads off with an overview, followed by Q&A and a facilitated conversation.


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for no more than three Deep Dives.

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 | | 4:00 PM — 5:30 PM

Food, Water, Energy, Soil: SB 1383 & Infrastructure Integration

Laetitia Benador, CCOF (California Certified Organic Farmers)

Tim Goncharoff, Santa Cruz (CA) County

Karalee Browne, Institute For Local Government

Julia Levin, Bioenergy Association of California

Dan Noble, Association of Compost Producers