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1 COMPOSTING TODAY A whole new ball game Chery Sullivan

2 Team Players Producers – Composters Consumers – Residential – Commercial State Government – Rules – Technical Assistance Local Government – Policy – Rules – Implementation Universities – Research

3 Compost Rules WAC – Environmental and human health – Consistent regulation – Compost quality

4 Game changers Increased pressure for recycling all organic materials “Compostable” plastics Decreased demand for compost

5 New game plan - Contamination Contamination What we have in rule: – < 1% weight inerts What we propose: – < 1% weight inerts, not to exceed.1% plastic – Plan to reject loads if there is more than 5% by volume of any type of contamination or plan to keep contaminated loads separate from clean loads

6 Odors What we have in rule: – Nuisance odor plan What we propose: – Nuisance odor documentation and weather monitoring – Facility maintenance directly related to odor management – Progressive odor management planning – Putrescent feedstock management plan

7 Composted material What we have in rule: – Meet the standards What we propose: – Meet the standards – Distribute off-site

8 Conditional Exemptions Exemptions What we have: – 10 exemptions based on feedstock volume, type, and source, processing methods, and distribution of composted material What we propose: – Simplify and expand - 4 exemptions based on feedstock volume, and type

9 Crossing the finish line Informal public comment CR 102 September 2012 – Formal proposal – Public hearings – Public comment CR 103 December 2012 – Rule adoption

10 Ready, set… Organics Specialist Chery Sullivan Solid Waste Rules under development


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