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Turning Organics Into Energy
Turning Organics Into Energy
I am a community member in a city in California, how best can we get our Sanitation or Public Works Department to investigate if this is a solution for our city?
If you live in a city that self-hauls its waste, ask your city representatives their plan for increased food waste diversion? If you live in a city which contracts its waste collection services with a small or large hauler, ask about the contract terms and where that waste management companies plans to direct food and green waste.
Can the food and green organics your facility processes, from a transfer station or directly by truck haul, accept organics for a two-bin or three-bin system?
TNRE will accept organics from a green bin. Our facility will accept commingled organic streams, Source Separated Organics (SSO), post-consumer food scraps in the green bin with yard trimmings, or packaged material from commercial sources. Per CalRecycle, each jurisdiction may also choose their own method of collection, as long as they are able to recycle the organic waste into usable products. A one-, two-, or three-container collection system may be implemented, with standardized colors of collection containers and proper labeling on new containers. A one-container collection system allows for all waste – solid waste, organic materials, and recyclable materials – to be combined in one gray bin and sent to a high-diversion organic waste processing facility where the waste is separated. TNRE will not be a high-diversion organic waste processing facility. Our facility will not process Mixed Solid Waste (MSW) from the gray bin. As per CalRecycle, a two-container collection system uses one gray bin along with one blue or green bin. In both systems, the gray containers must be sent to a high-diversion organic waste processing facility. Again, TNRE will not be a high-diversion organic waste processing facility. If there is a green bin in the two-container collection system, that green bin is solely for food and yard waste. We will be operating Compost and AD Facilities thus we can collect material from a green bin. In a three-container system, a green bin is used for food and yard waste, blue for traditional recyclables, and gray for waste that is not organic or recyclable. We will be operating Compost and AD Facilities thus we can collect material from a green bin.
We will contract directly with the waste management companies. We are not haulers but process and recycle products from the organic streams arriving at our gates. We will help Jurisdictions and waste management companies with education to pass along to their clients, businesses and residents from whom they collect diverted organics.
We are currently developing sites in several California communities, and Arizona, but have nothing operational now.
We plan to start accepting material in 2025 and will continue to take material, with no pause in operations.
TNRE will work on long-term and preferential pricing for clients that engage in early development of the TNRE facilities. We look forward to exploring options for your Company and the Jurisdictions you service.
What is the anticipated cost increase for an average household to implement this long-term and sustainable solution?
Contracts need to be amended and negotiated between Jurisdictions and their waste management companies. TNRE suspects that to implement a state-of-the art AD facility to process organics, with the added benefit of RNG and compost, the cost increase will equate to one coffee per month / per household.
TNRE is convinced our facilities will have a positive impact on property values in the area. Our facilities will bring a significant increase in property and sales tax revenue to reinvest in the community. Further, by creating an employment hubs we will create up to 50 well-paying, green jobs, at each facility that will provide individuals the opportunity to buy homes and raise their families in the communities they live in.
As part of the permitting process, we will perform a traffic study to ensure we do not adversely impact the traffic or safety levels within your community.
Developing a facility that is complementary to the surrounding community is important to TNRE. We do our best to choose areas that are nearly void of residential homes, and hired an industry leading architect to develop an attractive solution that implements design elements of the surrounding community. The renderings of our facilities will have color palates and landscaping plantings allowing the facility to complement the surrounding landscape.