Tours

FACILITY TOURS * THURSDAY, AUGUST 20, 2020

See how these leading facilities are keeping California green

THANK YOU TO OUR PARTNERS THROUGHOUT THE STATE FOR HOSTING SMALL GROUP TOURS

Tours are available to Full Conference Registrants ONLY

 

TO REGISTER FOR A TOUR: After you have completed your FULL conference registration, you will receive an email with a code to register for your desired tour selection.  Tours are available on a first-come, first-served basis to individuals who have registered for the FULL CONFERENCE. There is no additional charge.  If the tour you would like to attend is fully booked, we encourage your to add your name to the waitlist.  

PLEASE NOTE:

  • You are responsible for getting to the venue and finding parking. Each location will have recommendations for parking.

  • Plan to arrive 10-15 minutes before start-time to check in.  

  • Due to security at several tour locations, you will be required to have a photo ID (like a driver's license or passport) with you to check-in at the facility. A reminder will be sent to you before the tour. 

  • For your safety, you are required to wear a face mask and closed-toe shoes. 

  • We recommend you have sunglasses, protective eyewear or regular glasses to prevent particles from some of the facilities irritating your eyes.

  • Tours are included in the FULL CONFERENCE REGISTRATION.

 

Thursday, August 20, 2020 Tours

(Be sure to check back, additional tours to be added)

 

LIVE TOUR: EASP @ JOHNSON CANYON LANDFILL
Hosted by Salinas Valley Solid Waste Authority
10:00 AM TO 11:00 AM

 
Tour the new state-of-the-art Extended Aerated Static Pile (EASP) composting pad at the Johnson Canyon Landfill which began operations in June 2020. The facility accepts yard waste, food waste, culls, and slurry (from the de- packager), and is currently permitted to produce up to 26,000 tons per year of compost or organic materials.
 
The facility also operates a de-packager unit (Turbo Separator) that accepts bagged or packaged produce/food from the ag industry, grocery stores, etc. processing it into a pumpable slurry (think chunky salsa). The de-packaged slurry is blended with ground yard waste and placed in piles on the EASP pad’s air pipes, providing air circulation for controlled and faster composting.
 
 

 

  
LIVE TOUR: NAPA RECYCLING & COMPOSTING FACILITY
Hosted by City of Napa & Napa Recycling
9:00 AM TO 10:00 AM
 
Many of you are well-schooled on collection programs and outreach, but what happens next? The Napa Recycling & Composting Facility has a new, state-of-the-art aerated static pile composting system, as well as an organics de-packager, pre-processing line, and all electric equipment to sort and process 100,000+tons/year of organics. You’ve seen sort lines for recyclables, but you also need to see a start-to-finish composting operation to get insight into how California is going to hit our lofty organics diversion goals. And, while we’re at it, you’ll get a glimpse into the newly renovated MRF, which includes a glass cleaning system and sorting robots!
 
 

 

LIVE TOUR: RIALTO BIOENERGY FACILITY
Hosted by Anaergia
10:00 AM TO 11:00 AM
 
The RBF, located in Rialto California about 50 miles east of Los Angeles, addresses two pressing waste management issues in Southern California: food waste diversion from landfills and biosolids management. Rialto Bioenergy Facility will convert 700 tons per day of food waste and 300 tons per day of biosolids into renewable natural gas and Class A organic fertilizer. It is the largest organic waste diversion and energy recovery facility in North America.
 
 

 

VIRTUAL TOUR: BIOGENIC CNG FACILITY
Hosted by South San Francisco Scavenger Company
10:30 AM TO 11:30 AM
 
This virtual tour will explore every corner of the Biogenic CNG Facility housed at Blue Line Transfer in South San Francisco. You will see the receiving bay, anaerobic digestion chambers, in-vessel composting tunnels, gas storage bladder, conditioning system, control room, and more. Your host will explain how a 21-day dry fermentation anaerobic digestion process facilitates the transformation of food-to-fuel and compost. This tour will incorporate previously recorded video, still photography, and real-time footage. There will be time for questions and answers at the end.
 

  

LIVE AND VIRTUAL: ZANKER RECYCLING
Hosted by Zanker Recycling
LIVE: 9:00 AM TO 10:30 AM; 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
VIRTUAL: 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
 
Zanker Recycling is a privately owned solid waste and recycling company that began operations in 1985 by developing a landfill into a full-service resource management and composting/recycling facility. On the Zanker Recycling tour, attendees will walk throughout Site 2 which is home to two different recycling operations: DM Reduction System, Advanced C&D System. Each system specializes in separating Construction and Demolition debris through mechanical processes and artificial intelligence.
 

LIVE:DR3 Recycling, Livermore, CA
Hosted by DR3 Recycling
8:30 AM TO 10:00 AM

Tour the facility to see the process of mattresses being deconstructed as well as materials separated and prepared for recycling. We will discuss the end markets as well as recycling goals and how those are determined. There will be time for discussion and questions following the site tour.

 

 

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