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

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Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Updated 2.5

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)

How to Design a Commercial Food Waste Recycling Program

Ryan Cooper, Rubicon

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

Combining Government Incentives To Attract Private Capital To RNG Fuel Production

Tim Olson, California Energy Commission


Improving Commercial Collection: Using Social Science to Motivate Behavior Change

Kaitlin Phelps, Action Research

Compost For A Regenerative Planet

Phil Ragan, EcoSafe

Stephanie Barger, TRUE Zero Waste Program, USGBC

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 25 participants. A Subject Matter Expert leads off with an overview, followed by Q&A and a facilitated conversation.
Wednesday, April 1, 2020 | | 4:00 PM — 5:30 PM

Where The Rubber Meets The Road