While it is challenging for Placer County to design, develop and implement an organics management program in less than four months, getting started on the proper research and developing an Organics Management Plan is critical to creating a clear path on what is needed to move forward in a realistic and cost effective manner. Although this small County has a large number of barriers, it has designed a plan that takes into account the small volume of organics while considering the County needs. It will take a few more years before the final results are realized, however, this County is on their way to establishing a long-term program.
Tracie Onstad Bills is the Northern California Director of Sustainable Materials Management for SCS Engineers. Contact Tracie if you have questions or are interested in getting started with a program.
Organics Management and Composting Programs