CalRecycle chaired the Recycling and Waste Management (R&WM) Subgroup of the Climate Action Team. This subgroup had two workshops listed below and has completed it's collaboration.
- Workshop: February 26, 2008: The California Integrated Waste Management Board (CalRecycle's predecessor) retained SCS Engineers to develop a guidance document that landfill operators and regulators can use to evaluate potential actions that can be implemented to achieve additional greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reductions from landfills beyond what are currently occurring with existing landfill practices. The study is based on an evaluation of existing state-of-the-practice technologies, as reflected in published literature, reports to regulatory agencies, and the project team's familiarity and experience with specific landfill and landfill gas (LFG) practices and projects. The report evaluates various technologies and practices and describes practical and cost-effective site-specific measures that can be used on a voluntary basis to reduce GHG emissions from landfills in California. The technologies include LFG, landfill, and alternative waste management strategies that can serve to reduce methane emissions from landfills. The purpose of the workshop was to present a summary of the draft report and various suggested best management practices and solicit comments from interested parties.
- Workshop: January 14, 2008: The Board hosted the first public workshop of this subgroup (formerly named the Landfill Subgroup) on January 14, 2008. The purpose of this initial workshop was to bring interested parties together with the representatives of the CAT R&WM Subgroup to discuss the subgroup's responsibilities; current proposed strategies; and specific actions and/or measures for each strategy to achieve the emission reductions. Participants were asked to provide their ideas for strategies the subgroup should consider.