California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) 

Organic Materials Management

Agenda: Strategic Policy Development Committee: Organics Summit

Date: October 10, 2007
: 9:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m.
: Coastal Hearing Room 

Purpose: Collaborative exchange of ideas between CIWMB now know as CalRecycle and stakeholders to develop a common understanding and plan for the future about compostable and cellulosic organic materials. Concurrent breakout sessions will facilitate open discussion of opportunities, barriers, challenges, and potential solutions to help formulate a CalRecycle road map for the future of organic materials. Please attend the breakout sessions of your choice at times listed below. Please note that due to breakout room limitations, levels of interest and the need to keep groups sizes manageable so everyone can participate, some people may not get their first choice of breakout session.

Setting the Stage

Morning Plenary Session--Introduction and Perspectives

Composters Panel Discussion

Charting Progress Towards Organics Sustainability

Breakout Session Notes Summary

Breakouts were facilitated group discussions to identify barriers and recommendations

Morning Breakout Session A or B (concurrent)

A. Infrastructure Expansion, Funding Considerations, and Non-monetary Incentives
B. Regulatory and Siting Issues

Afternoon Breakout Session C or D (concurrent)

C. Market Issues and Increasing Procurement
D. CalRecycle Policy, Legislative Options

Afternoon Plenary Session--Summarize Breakout Sessions

  • Reports from breakout sessions on key opportunities, barriers, challenges, and potential solutions identified
  • Open discussion
  • Evaluate consensus on next steps (including "priority voting" exercise)
  • Wrap-up

NOTE: Input from this Summit will be incorporated into a subsequent agenda item for a future CalRecycle meeting

Organics Events

Last updated: March 29, 2007
Organic Materials Management